What Do You Want 2019 to Be Like?

What Do You Want 2019 to Be Like?

I know I had a very clear idea of how I wanted 2018 to be like even before it started. Regardless of how the year turned out, I wanted to tackle 2019 head-on.

While scrolling through YouTube, there was a bullet journal video that incorporated a spread that recaps 2018 and says hello to 2019. It was easy enough to do and summarized the past and upcoming year quite well so I decided to give it a go.

Here are the different sections and one thing I put for each (feel free to add your own and make the categories more specific or personal):

2018

Another thing I was grateful for: to be able to see views like this!

  • Highlights – trip back to Taiwan
  • Mistakes – creating too high expectations of myself
  • What I learned – people will change when their environment changes (a.k.a. university)
  • Accomplishments – getting this blogging position!
  • Grateful for – the amount of family time
  • How I felt – steady

2019

Photo By Mark on Unsplash.

  • Things to let go of – draining friendships
  • Things to change – stop dwelling on the past
  • Things to keep – always embrace the present
  • Things to bring – optimism
  • Things to start – finding a balance between school and friends
  • Want to feel – driven
  • Want to learn – photography and filmography skills

What would you fill out in these sections? Sometimes we’re so busy with life that the onset of new years doesn’t feel any different.

But if you’re keen on making goals (remember to make them S.M.A.R.T.!) and want to reflect on past experiences to make the most out of your year, this would be a great place to start!

How my 2018 reflections and 2019 plans turned out.

Although some sections are harder to fill out and require more time and thought, I think going through this process really helped me envision how the year will turn out.

We can all use a little more optimism in our lives, especially during stressful times. Photo By Nate on Unsplash

Also, writing these reflections down can increase the chances of taking actions towards these thoughts because it becomes concrete as opposed to floating around in your mind.

If you have some time, take half an hour out of your day to jot down some ideas and let me know if you found this helpful!

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