Taking Stock and Planning Ahead

For the past few years, I've used the YearCompass "The Year Ahead" booklet to take stock and set intentions.

For part one, you review 2016.

  • Go through your calendar
  • Assess what your last year was about
  • Recall the best moments
  • List your three biggest accomplishments
  • Forgive
  • Let go

Each time I've sat down and looked over my calendar, I've been amazed by how much I accomplished over 365 days. It is really important to take time to celebrate our actions and to understand that each small step contributes to a longer journey.

Part two is all about planning for 2017.

  • Envision the year ahead
  • Determine what your year will be about
  • Set intentions across different parts of your life
  • Choose a word for the year
  • Make a secret wish

I'm excited to sit down this weekend for a few hours to assess 2016 and plan the year ahead. I am declaring 2017 to be the year of my novel. I will complete a full draft. You can hold me to this.

What do you want to do in 2017? What do you want to write?