I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
I think this time in between Christmas and new year is a great time to reflect on your achievements this year before you start planning your 2020 goals.
Have you done some big stuff this year?
Ran a marathon or your first 5k? Got a PB in your event?
Perhaps you lost weight and kept it off this year?
What about other stuff? Did you get a new job, take up a new hobby or do something mad like a sky dive?
Perhaps it’s something simpler like you managed to handle your anxiety better this year, stuck to an exercise habit or you made more time for friends and family.
These are all achievements that have contributed to your happiness this year so it is important to acknowledge them.
I’ve grown my business with new classes and clients this year and I’ve done two new qualifications.
I started the year with one pony out with a serious injury, one in rehab for minor issues and the other with a vet saying she was dangerous and I should consider having her put to sleep. I’m ending it with both injured ponies back in work and the other not being quite so scary anymore.
Then I’ve got back in the gym properly and taken up Olympic Lifting. Orla and I also finally took up agility this year too-she’s a natural.
Looking at this I realise how much I’ve achieved this year and if you’ve been with me on this journey you will know how many ups and downs there were along the way, and how many times I could have quite easily have thrown in the towel and swapped it for an office job and pet hamsters!
However I know both personally and from my clients if you want something bad enough you will make it happen.
So, before you start planning 2020 look at what you achieved in 2019. Be proud of yourself for those achievements, and then look at what you didn’t achieve and ask yourself why? Did circumstances just throw you off course (injuries and illness etc) or did you just not want it hard enough?
This will make planning 2020 a little clearer.