Halfway There – Evaluating The Year So Far
We are officially halfway through the calendar year. It is the 185th day of this leap year and we think this is the best chance to take a step back and reflect. It’s a good idea to look back from time to time to evaluate how things are going and where you are headed.
We won’t ask about your New Year’s Resolution that most likely didn’t last until February. Let us evaluate and get back on track.
Here are few “pillars” we can call them. Write down what you want to maintain, improve or change about each one.
1. Personal Life
1.2. Volunteer Work
2. Personal Finances
2.1. Habits to Change
2.2. Side Projects
2.3. Savings Goal
3. Fitness & Health
3.2. Weekly Classes
3.3. Doctor Visits
5.1. Areas to Improve
5.2. Questions to Ask
5.4. Things to Start or Own
These pillars are an example of major topics in one’s life. You can replace one for another if you want. All of these are just examples.
To start you can ask yourself a few questions:
- Have you reached the goals that you set for yourself?
- Any objectives that were far away coming into arms reach?
- Are you going in the right direction?
- Do you need to change paths?
Now that you have general notes on each topic you can be more specific with the goals for each one. The quantity, expiration dates, or specific qualities.
Next, you will want to plan how each goal can be attained:
- Spend time researching
- Setting calendar reminders
- Asking and contacting friends and family for advice or recommendations
- Buying or borrowing a book on these topics
- Registering for something
- Asking a mentor how to change a specific habit.
Dwelling on the past or allowing it to prevent you from moving forward can be unhealthy. We don’t want to dwell on it we want to improve upon it. Now we are going to give a few examples so you can better understand how to set these goals for yourself.
- If you want to run a marathon, find one right now, put a deadline on signing up in your calendar. Coordinated with friends for motivation.
- If you want to host an event in August, choose a date and set a meeting or reminder in your calendar now so you have no excuse to change the date or put it off.
- If there is something you want to learn, write down the topics you are interested in. Decide how often you want to study or practice and more importantly where. (your work environment can impact how well you will be able to study)
Don’t wait until the year is over, make sure to set a reminder to check up and evaluate your list once again in three months. You can then see if these new goals are working or what could be hindering your improvements. Let’s look forward and make the second half of the year count!
Let us know what steps you are taking now and for any info: firstname.lastname@example.org