2022 is just about to end! It’s also a perfect time to reflect on the last year, reset ourselves and restart making new goals for next year. Everything we do in life comes down to three simple words: Reflect, Reset, Restart (RRR). 2023 should be a special year, structure it for yourself.
Reflect on the past year
The first step is to reflect on the past year. What have you achieved? What went wrong? What needs to be changed? Make a note of your successes and failures.
Make a list of good things that you have achieved
It is very important to reflect on your achievements at the end of each year. It is a great way to celebrate your successes and look back on what has been achieved. It is also a good habit to keep track of what you are doing well, because it will help to motivate yourself and will keep you motivated for the next year.
Make another list with mistakes and errors made during the year
It is also important to reflect on your mistakes and errors, because they can help you improve in the future. You should not be afraid of making mistakes, but try instead to learn from them so that they do not happen again. This is an important part of self-improvement, especially when it comes to business growth.
Write down why do you think they happened
Why did these mistakes occur? What were the contributing factors? What could you do to prevent such mistakes from happening again? These are some questions that may help us understand better why something happened and how we can avoid it in future.
Examine your emotional responses to failures and successes
Emotional responses to success and failure may be different from person to person because it depends on how you perceive it in the first place. So the way you experience success or failure can be unique but there are some common emotional responses that most people feel.
Emotions that you may experience when you fail include – being discouraged, ‘poor-me’ feeling, helplessness and hopelessness, feeling tired and exhausted, doubting your ability and experiencing lack of confidence.
Emotions when you succeed include – a sense of joy, excitement, increased self-esteem.
Being honest with yourself and aware of your emotions can help you create a strategy for avoiding situations leading to negative emotions.
Re- examine your priorities
You have the power to control your own happiness. When you want to change something in your life, you have to first re-examine your priorities and be true to what you really want.
You cannot be happy without a clear picture of what it is that makes you happy.
Take some time and think about what makes you happy and then decide how much time and effort you want to invest in each area of your life.
Let’s say that health is one of your top priorities but every time you go out with friends and have a few drinks or smoke cigarettes, it seems like everyone else is having fun so why can’t they just let me have my fun too? Well if that’s what makes them happy then good for them but if that’s not what makes YOU happy then maybe it’s time to re-examine your priorities again.
Keep a positive mindset with Bach flower remedies
Bach Flower Remedies have been used by millions of people all over the world since they were first introduced back in the 1930s by Dr Edward Bach himself!
Below are some Bach Flower Remedies that can help you bounce back when things don’t go the way you want them to be. These flower remedies help keep a positive mind set, which is very important in any situation.
Bach Flower Remedy – Gentian can help you recover from a failure or a disappointment. It can be used after any situation where you feel that you have failed and are unable to bounce back.
Bach Flower Remedy- Gorse can help when you feel hopeless about a situation and you feel nothing can help you. This remedy can help lift your spirits and give you hope for better days ahead.
Bach Flower Remedy – Olive can help when you feel tired and exhausted and want to build up your energy levels after episodes of fatigue.
Bach Flower Remedy – Cerato can help when you doubt your instincts. This remedy has the ability to connect you to your inner wisdom.
Bach Flower Remedy – Larch can help when you feel a lack of confidence and are unable to make the first step towards something new or different in your life.
Bach Flower Remedy – Hornbeam can help kick-start projects that have stalled because they seem too big or overwhelming at first sight.
(Disclaimer: The above are suggestive remedies, it is advised that one must make a personal blend after consulting a BFRP (Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner).