Resources for Reflecting & Dreaming

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If you are anything like me, you are currently fighting the battle of post-Christmas blues. I will always maintain that December 26th is the most sad day of the year for me. I love everything about Christmas and just like that another one is gone and we have to wait 364 more days. But, let’s all try to put the sadness aside and get excited about the fact that we are about to enter into a brand new year. I don’t know about you but reflecting back on 2017 has caused me to experience a wide array of emotions. 2017 brought so much joy and at the same time was not void of struggles or pain. It was filled with chaos, but also an inexplicable peace.

This time last year, we were moving into our new house and we really didn’t get to take the time that we typically like to take to reflect on the past year and to dream and plan for the year ahead. That is something that I want to take the time to do this year. I want to reflect on the 2017 and identify where I lived well & other areas that I need to grow in. I want to reflect on the areas where I succeeded and also the areas that I fell short.

I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions, but I absolutely have learned the value of setting goals. There are quite a few areas I would like to grow in and improve on in 2018, but where to begin? It can feel so overwhelming to reflect on all of the areas in your life. If you’re anything like me, you may have a difficult time narrowing your focus and you may be on the prowl for some helpful resources to guide you. Plus, you may also need additional help sticking with those dreams & goals throughout the year, so we wanted to help out by providing a few of our favorite resources!

Here are a few helpful resources that we love to help as you are reflecting on 2017 & dreaming for 2018:

  • Have you heard of SMART goals? When setting goals, we always try to make sure our goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based to ensure that we set ourselves up for success. We’ve created a little download to help you as you come up with your own SMART goals for 2018! Click here to download.
  • Our friends over at The {well} Studio have created amazing Reflect + Refocus 2018 worksheets that we really love. In order to receive them, go sign up for their mailing list (they do not spam you, don't worry!) and in the welcome email, they will send you the worksheets to download, as well as a free art print!
  • Day Designer Free Printable Pages (especially the 2018 Goal Setting Worksheet)
  • Call us old fashioned, but we still love paper & pen and love the Day Designer planners as you work to keep your schedule & goals in tact as you move throughout the days & months of 2018!
  • We have heard rave reviews on Power Sheets to help track progress on your goals and actually just ordered them! We can’t wait to use them & we will let you know what we think!

These are just a few of our favorite resources. What are some of your favorites? We’d love to hear in the comments below!