Each December many of us analyze the year and start making plans and resolutions for the year ahead. Here comes a very structured approach how to do in a very effective and insights-producing way. I have been using it for years and highly recommend it!
1. Start with the analysis of 2015. Ask yourself first: "What are my achievements and victories?" Write them down and celebrate them! Then ask yourself: "What did not happen?" and find reasons for it. Be honest and write them down. Lastly, ask yourself "What are my lessons from 2015?" Write them down - focus on what to do and what not to do.
2. Define 3 focus areas and 5 core values for 2016. What are the 3 main things you are going to focus on and what are the 5 core values that you are going to live.
3. Objectives 2016: Define key objectives for your health, job/career, relationships, soul, intellect, emotions, adventures and events (and any other areas that are important to you). Feel free to use any tools to set your creativity feel - from mindmapping to a glass of wine :-)
4. Plan 2016: For each of the objective areas, define a plan with clear actions steps. Create a calendar and plan your activities and action steps across all 12 month. Be bold - but do not forget your 3 focus areas and 5 core values. Anything that is not in line with them needs to be eliminated.
Enjoy the process!