As many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a step back and review the year that was… Pic: Supplied

It came with many ups and downs, but the most recent ‘up’ was South Africa’s win at the Rugby World Cup. The Bokke made us proud once again, uplifting the nation during a somewhat turbulent time.

As many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and how we’re ready to set fresh goals that we’ll definitely stick to this time, let’s take a step back and review the year that was…

Remember the good

Did you get a promotion, start a new job, welcome a new member to the family or manage to clear up that cupboard that you’ve been meaning to get to for years? Look back at your accomplishments and celebrate them! 

Whatever you’ve achieved this year, whether big or small, noticed or unnoticed, make a list of all the great experiences you’ve had and give yourself kudos. If there are pictures or other records, stick them on your wall as a constant reminder of your progress. You’ve done well, and you’re going to do even better in 2020!

Consider the bad

Maybe there was something you could have done differently, or you had a trying experience that you’ve learned a hard lesson from. The obstacles you faced this year have, most probably, made you stronger. 

Life happens, and inconveniences can occur at the most unexpected times. It’s like getting stuck on the side of the road with a flat tyre with nobody to help you out.

One thing that’s vital when we reflect on the bad is to ensure we learn from our mistakes. With that said, if you ever require roadside assistance, MiWay offers 24-hour roadside assistance for car insurance clients, and will always answer your call, even in the middle of the night.

We’ve all experienced a healthy dose of good and bad. Now that we’ve reflected on the past, here’s how to welcome the future.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What lessons have I learned this year?
  • What can I improve on?
  • Who inspires me, and how can I feed on that energy in the new year?
  • What new skills have I acquired, and how can I continue to learn?
  • What did I learn from the people I’ve socialised with?
  • My favourite movie of the year was:
  • My feel-good song of the year was:
  • The nicest thing that was said to me was:
  • This year I practiced self-care by:
  • I am most grateful for: 

With the year drawing closer to an end, now’s the time to learn from the past, enjoy the present and set new goals for the future so you can live your way, happily!

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