It is very common, at this time of the year, for people to think back on the year they’ve had and start setting new resolutions or goals.
Previously, I’ve written about how to do an end-of-year review and start planning for the New Year. I’ve also shared the common mistakes people make when setting New Year’s resolutions and how to avoid them.
As we reflect back on our year, it’s not unusual to have mixed emotions. If we think we’ve had a good year, then we may experience emotions of satisfaction, joy and a sense of accomplishment. If we don’t think we’ve had a good year, then we may experience emotions of disappointment, regret or sadness, which can affect our outlook for the New Year.
This is one of the reasons why I believe it is extremely valuable to review our year so that we can build on the things we did well and identify the things we did not do well, so that we can come up with ways to improve in the New Year.