In last year I added a little something to my year-end review. It’s a simple analysis of the different areas of my life as it is at the moment. The aim is to identify what I want to ditch, what I want to keep and what I would like to try, in the different areas of my life.
The word ‘ditch’ may have a bit of a negative connotation to. But if we’re honest – we really need to get rid of or give up a few things in life.
Urban Dictionary says it brilliantly! Run away from, abandon, someone or a situation, usually not a good thing. The good old dictionary adds some synonyms I will gladly repeat: throw out, throw away, discard, get rid of, dispose of, do away with, chuck (away/out), pull the plug on, knock on the head.
Long story short – to ditch something, a habit, a person – is a little like spring-cleaning for your life. Something we all ought to do regularly!
What do You want to Ditch this Year?
I know there are a couple of things I need to get rid of in the coming year. One of those, are definitely the late afternoon/ pre-dinner snack I have, because I hadn’t eaten all day.
If I could ditch the late afternoon slump all together that would be a tremendous addition to my life!
I really need to ditch snoozing my alarm between 3 and 5 times a morning, along with my irritable tone of voice when one of the boys asks something pretty obvious (or downright silly.)
Point is, changing a couple of things in our life – for the better – contributes to the overall satisfaction we can experience in life and work!
Now if you haven’t already done a little recap of 2018, I highly recommend starting the process by downloading the ‘Gratitude worksheet‘ I posted in last week.
The worksheet prompts you to answer questions about the past 12 months in preparation for your goal setting (achieving) in 2019.
Once you have looked at your life holistically, you really want to delve into the different areas of your life and consider the bad habit, people and things holding you from achieving your goals.
Along with the “ditch” section, the worksheet, also allows you to recognise what is currently working for your. As well as a section to identify anything you may want to try in the coming months!
Here’s a recap of what I have included in the latest worksheet:
- Things you want to ditch,
- Things you would like to keep or keep doing,
- And things you would like to try.
The areas of life included in the worksheet, include:
- Personal life and development
- Relationship with your spouse or partner
- Relationship with your kids
- Health and Fitness
- Business or Career
I believe these are the 6 main ares where most would want to change/ grow, however, I have included a third sheet, for the eager planner geeks (like myself) for:
- Spiritual development
- Blog/ Business
- A blank field that you would use for anything you would like! For example, relationships in general, a hobby or a sport.
Download the worksheet, by clicking here.