Updated: May 12
The end of the month is a great time to reflect and get a little introspective. With the coming of a new month comes the opportunity to better yourself and your life. It's a fresh start for you to achieve your goals and dreams. Reflection is a great way to start your path to your best life. It's a chance to organize yourself before you start so that you won't lose track of anything along the way.
Through my life and the path to achieving my goals, I have created a simple 4 0step method to organize my life and keep my sh*t together. I know that you can benefit from it too!
By using this method you will be able to reflect on:
What You've Achieved
What You Didn't
How You've Grown
Planning The Month Ahead
After using this monthly reflection method, you'll gain insight into what you can do easily, what you have difficulties with, what works for you the best, etc. It's a brilliant way to create a master-plan for achieving your dream life without getting overwhelmed!
STEP 1: Your Accomplishments
Starting off on a positive note, I want you to think of all the things that you achieved, that you wanted and needed to do last month. List them on a piece of paper, or better, in your journal. Listing your accomplishments can drastically improve your motivation to take on another goal!
What did I accomplish this month, that I needed to get done?
What did I accomplish, that I wanted to accomplish?
What did I do this month, that I'm proud of?
What did I do this month to work on my goals?
Did I do anything this month for myself?
STEP 2: Your Failures
Now, don't get discouraged by the world failure. It's only a word that means the opposite of accomplishment. With that, I'd like you to list out all the things you needed or wanted to do that you DIDN'T do. Listing these will create self-awareness of your weaknesses so that you can find a way to strengthen them.
What needed to get done this month, that I didn't get to?
What will I do this coming month, to make sure what needs to be done gets done?
What did I want to do this month, that I didn't get to?
Did I manage my time correctly, or did I procrastinate?
What obstacles did I face this past month?
How will I overcome the next obstacle that comes my way?
What can I do to prevent procrastination?
STEP 3: Growth:
As humans, Personal growth is in our instincts. We're always trying to be better, learn more, do more, etc. So, how did you grow this month? You can learn more about Personal Growth here
Did I learn anything new this month?
What did I learn about myself this month?
Did I break a habit or overcome a fear?
STEP 4: Planning Ahead
After reflecting on the last month, it's time to look forward to the next month. Take what you've listed that you didn't accomplish and remember what you have accomplished, to keep you motivated. When you plan ahead, you're less likely to be beaten down by challenges or obstacles. You'll be prepared and a little more motivated to take on your goals.
How can I improve myself for the next month?
What do I have leftover from this month that I have to do next month?
How can I take what I've learned and use it to make things better next month?
How can I plan for obstacles I know I will face?
How can I encourage myself when I face unforeseen challenges?
You can learn more about Monthly Planning here.
After you've completed these steps, it's important to actually put it into action. If you don't, they're just words. Take what you've written down, and implement them into your gameplan for the month ahead!
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Until next time xoxo