The Best Way to Say Goodbye to 2017

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2018 is almost here and with the excitement of where we’d like the New Year to take us, it’s easy to forget all that 2017 has done for us.

I’ve never been a big fan of resolutions, but as you may know, in order to make the most of the year ahead I believe in taking inventory of the year we’re saying goodbye to.

Taking inventory is a simple exercise and the best way I know how to set the stage for a fantastic New Year. And all it takes is a pen, paper and some uninterrupted time.

It’s worth noting, many of us feel accomplishments only include major positive life events such as getting married, writing a book, reaching a money goal, having children, starting a company or buying a house.

But sometimes it’s the dark days, difficult times and hard-learned lessons that deserve recognition in order to prepare us for the next chapter of our lives.

So, pour a cup of tea or glass of bubbly and Take Inventory of your 2017!

Taking Inventory Exercise:

  • What major life changes occurred this year? (Did you move, start or graduate school, make a career change, change your lifestyle, get married, start a family, start a business, etc.?)
  • Did you travel? Where did you go? What did you see?
  • Who came into your life this year? Who left? (Friends, partners, lovers, clients, pets…)
  • What was your absolute high of 2017?
  • What was your low?
  • What life lessons, trades and skills did you learn this year?
  • What growth can you notice in yourself compared to this time last year?
  • What does your income, savings and overall finances look like compared to last year? What would you like them to look like a year from now?
  • What health or physical improvements did you make to your body or lifestyle?
  • Did you make any big purchases? (Car, home, furniture, etc.)
  • What was the most romantic moment you experienced in 2017?
  • What was the most fun day or night you had?
  • Did you pick up a hobby? (Gardening, sewing, playing an instrument, cooking.)
  • Which aspects of your life would you like to roll over into 2018? Which would you like to leave behind?
  • Where would you like to be a year from now in your personal and professional life? (Write a book, start a new company, get married, have children, travel, enjoy perfect health…)
  • What are you most proud of from 2017?
  • If you had to describe 2017 in only one word what would it be?
  • Choose a word for 2018 to keep at the forefront of your mind. (Example: love, abundance, health, wealth, joy, ease, focus, flow, generosity.)

Happy New Year, friend. :-)

Wishing You Your Best Year Yet!


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