Now go through the notes and compare what you have written with what you remember. As we tend to forget things with time and subconsciously alter our memories, this process can help you realign your thoughts and your emotions. It will help you see how you’ve evolved and improved throughout the year.Moreover, this will enable you to think critically, be self aware and practice gratitude.
3. Think about what you want in 2020
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!”
– Mehmet Murat ildan
What can you figure out from reflecting on 2019? What can you do better next year? Do you want to make your health better in 2020? Or do you want to be emotionally fulfilled? Do you need to focus more on your relationships or is it your career that needs more attention? It’s not about having a new year’s resolution. It’s about setting a life mission for the new year.
Once you’ve reflected on the good and bad things from 2019, you will realize a lot of those things were in your control. This will make you more self-awareness and have an internal locus of control. The process will enable you to understand:
What mindset you have to develop
What new skills you have to learn
What habits you have to change
Who you have to connect or disconnect with
What attitude you have to develop
And many more
As you realize where you need to improve and focus on, you must figure out what actions you need to take that will lead you to success. Your course of action will primarily depend on what exactly you want to achieve in 2020.
Do you want to make more money?
Do you want to invest more time on nurturing relationships?
Do you want to be healthier and more physically active?
Do you want to start a new business?
Dp you want to focus on personal development?
Do you want to get married?
Do you want to travel?
Do you want to get a promotion?
Do you want to be more spiritual?
It all depends on what you want. You may want to focus on one particular goal or you may want it all. In that case, assign percentages to each outcome and invest your time and efforts accordingly.
4. Have a plan, but expect anything
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin
Plans fail most of the time. That’s what I’ve realized in life. The key to success is in being flexible and adaptable. Anytime things start to veer off from your plans, make sure you adapt to the circumstances. Having said that, it is also important to have a direction which a rough plan can give you. A plan laden with effective actions and achievable milestones can be a great motivator. Your plan should include actions that you can take on a daily basis. Actions that take you forward one step every day. Make sure you are realistic and specific when defining your action plan.
Let’s face it, you can’t do 50 things in a day, even though it might be easy to put them on your calendar. Take things slow and make sure it’s doable. Set deadlines and focus on short term goals along with long term ones. You also need to prepare for delays, distractions and failure. Learn from your failure every time and adapt accordingly. Understand that things will take time and you will need to really commit yourself to making your life better in 2020.
10 Tips to Create A Better Life in 2020
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Brad
Here are 10 really simple yet really helpful tips that will empower you to create a better life and accomplish your goals in the coming year, 2020:
1. Focus on opportunities, instead of challenges
As I said, it all starts with shifting your mindset. What you believe, you achieve. What you think, you attract. What you see, you pursue. So start looking at the possibilities around you instead of the problems. If there’s a problem in your life, and I am sure there is, look at the possibilities surrounding it. What can you gain from this challenge? What’s the silver lining? And there’s always a silver lining. Make sure you focus on the solution, the experience, the learning and growth more than the problem. Be aware that there are multiple opportunities for you to improve your life in any given situation.