My New Years planning / reset process evolves each year, as I experiment with different methods and optimize for follow-through and results. It’s no lie that New Years resolutions often fail by February. That doesn’t mean the act of planning itself is flawed though. It all comes down to the execution.
Here is what I did in planning for 2022:
👉🏼 Coming up with at least 3 things I will drop this year.
You read that right. I forced myself to write down at least 3 projects, ideas, or ruminations to NOT pick up this year to ensure I’m staying focused and healthy. I put them in my “maybe 2023” folder and Marie Kondo’d them away.
👉🏼 Writing my story in hindsight.
I had great success last year with this, so I did it again: writing a letter to myself, narrated by my future self 1-year later. Here’s how you do this: Talk about the meaning you created for your life this year, how you chose to see the world, and what impact you drove to help others. Write it with a sincere belief that all of it can come true… and make it happen.
👉🏼 Translating that letter into habits and actions that I commit to.
These become my Personal KPI’s for the year.
👉🏼 Measuring my progress against my Personal KPI’s daily.
Tech is your friend here, with apps like Way of Life.
👉🏼 Sharing my personal KPI’s with close friends and my coach.
Accountability is everything.
👉🏼 Being kind to myself and calibrating how feasible my KPI’s are to reach.
Understanding that 80% is a great score to target against these (much like OKR’s!)
If you want help designing your life for the next year, lining up the right personal KPIs and habits, and having accountability weekly, let’s work together! I am offering coaching services that will help you maximize your year and find fulfillment.
💆🏻♀️ My Self-Care checklist score this week: 80%.
What is your process like? Would you do anything different from what I mentioned above? Let me know in the comments!
Wishing you a blissful New Year,