We’re in the final month of the year (insert nuclear head emoji). Like, what?
Whether or not this year has been drawn out longer than any other of your life, or felt like it’s disappeared beneath your feet, we’re here. You have a number of days left to make a strong push to the finish line before we jump back on the horse. Let’s get our asses moving.
First, table your expectations for next year. While we all want to be optimistic and assume it’ll be a full rebound, it’s smarter to take stock of what worked and what didn’t work and realistically prepare for next year. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and be honest; ask yourself the following questions:
1) What went well?
2) What didn’t go well?
3) What could I have done this year to improve my current conditions?
4) What am I grateful for right now to be in the position I’m in?
5) What can I do to make a push to the end of the year strong?
6) What do I need to do to set myself up for an incredible next year?
The last two questions in bold are the ones that you should put pen to paper on. We are responsible for our own decisions, and that starts with managing our emotions (before we can lead with reason). Need help improving your mood? Change your physical state (workout, run, take a freezing cold shower and yell as loud as you can, get upside down…so much time for activities).