I used to believe that an annual review is only looking back at your year, being consciously grateful for the plusses, and learning from the pain. However, an annual review has an equally important second step, which uses the process to plan for the year ahead. Your annual review is an incredible opportunity to acquire a new form of knowledge about yourself, and there is no better time to apply that knowledge to plan for your future.
Do you plan your year? Do you maintain a digital or paper planner or journal to set your goals and track your progress? Even if this is the first time you're considering it, we all begin with a Visualization Exercise that anchors our planning process. The Visualization Exercise is as follows:
1️⃣ Sit in a quiet room and be prepared not to be disturbed or distracted for the next 30 minutes.
2️⃣ Take deep breaths and relax until you achieve a calm state of mind.
3️⃣ Visualize the answer to this question: What would a perfect day in 2023 look like?
Complete the exercise by writing down 500 words about the perfect day in 2023.
🌿 Here's a tip: Write your sentences in the present tense instead of the future tense. For instance, say, "I wake up at 5:30 am and start my Yoga routine...". This makes it easier for you to visualize and also to remember the goal. 🌿
This 2024 Visualization Exercise yields three very important benefits.
1. It activates your creative subconscious which will start generating creative ideas to achieve your goal.
2. It programs your brain to more readily perceive and recognize the resources you will need to achieve your dreams.
3. It builds your internal motivation to take the necessary actions to achieve your dreams.
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