The one-on-one with yourself
It’s getting close to the end of the year. There are 19 days left in this decade.
If you work somewhere, one-on-one end of year reviews might start between you and your manager, you and your boss.
But when was the last time you had one with yourself?
Sat down, asked yourself questions, thought about the answers, asked some more.
What went well this year?
What could I improve on next year?
What could I cut back on next year?
How could I challenge myself more?
How could I love myself more?
If I could work on something for the next year which probably wouldn’t be important but would be very interesting, what would it be?
How could I make time to do that thing I’ve always wanted to do? Learn to code, write more often, make videos, paint, draw, start woodworking, plant a home garden.
Have I been kind enough to myself?
It’s worth thinking about the opposite as well.
Have I been hard enough on myself?
What interests have I been neglecting because of something else?
Which relationships should I work on? Which should I let go?
This time next year, what story would I like to be able to tell?
Take some time outside, go for a walk, think about it. Sit down, away from it all. Enjoy a selfish moment, think about what’s next.
You’ll need the space. Some of the questions are hard.
But who else better to answer them then you?