So, I got to thinking...why not come up with your own personal Year in Review? It doesn't have to be a major production. Perhaps just a list of the top five or 10 events in your life during the past year.
As an example, take a look at the following categories to put your year in perspective:
- Work - what you did, wrote, produced, sold, arranged. Maybe you switched jobs or lost the one you had. I know all about that. What were the major milestones you can be proud of or were things to build on in the coming year?
- Family - how your family deepened its experiences, communication or traditions. What memories did you help create for your kids? How did you and your spouse handle the many challenges you encountered?
- Personal -new insights you gained, new relationships you developed, goals that were met. Did you start any new routines or break any bad habits?
- Financial - fill out a net worth statement and compare to the previous year. What were the lessons learned? Any new ways of saving a bit more in the coming year, new investment ideas?