So it’s New Year’s Eve and today is a day for goal setting and well…lists of various kinds. I decided to do a review and reflection of my 2022 and I based the method on Matt Ragland’s W.R.A.P and how he used it when creating an annual review.
In short, W.R.A.P stands for:
A time for lists, and reflections for 2022 – here is mine!
What Were My Intentions for 2022?
I’ve omitted some things from my planner for personal reasons, and I won‘t expand on most of my bullet points.
Health & Wellness:
- Planning and prioritizing working out
- Losing weight
- Lower levels of stress
- Get better sleep habits
- Balance work and spare time – make spare time feel important and mine without feeling guilty about it. Not working more than I actually get paid for
- Continue to build self-esteem
- Prioritizing creative work
- Plan things to look forward to
- Reward myself/show myself more appreciation
- Read at least seven books on self-development
- Develop digital knowledge (art etc.)
- Learn more about:
- graphic design/illustration (Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)
- video editing
Finances & Work:
- make work feel meaningful again
- start saving in stocks
- spend more one-on-one time with my kids, based on their wishes but experiences not requiring a screen are good
- meet friends on a regular basis
- Regular workouts – except the second part of November when I got sick (and December…)
- We finally got an ADHD diagnosis for my youngest
- Started saving in funds and stocks for myself, something I’ve wanted to do for a while now.
- Rediscovered my fascination and love for learning stuff in IT
- Read 18 books – the goal was 7 books on personal development
A short breakdown of my 2022 looks like this:
- 20 blog posts were published, including this one
- The number of movies & books consumed during 2022:
- 7 books in self-development, 1 in progress,
- 11 fiction books – 2 in progress, I reviewed Ready Player Two earlier this year
- Finished 7 series on Netflix
- I watched 12 new movies at home
- watched 8 movies on the big screen – two on my own, which was a challenge I set for myself during the year
- I created a calendar to share with others – you can find the English version here, and the Swedish version here
- I wanted to read more this year – buying a Kindle helped a bit with this, especially during the summer
- I’ve prioritized exercising and made sure to book this in my calendar early when setting my intention for the week.
Based on what happened in 2022, there are some changes I plan to do the next year.
- I need to step back and give myself time to relax and do recreational activities – not work too much.
- I want to see friends and family more next year, so I’ll have to put in more effort.
- Based on some things that have happened at work, I’ve set some goals for self-development connected to my interest in IT.
What Did I Learn From 2022?
When reflecting on 2022, I noticed that I was very ambitious when setting goals and intentions for what I wanted to accomplish this year.
Some of them I managed, others I didn’t. I learned the hard way that I need to go easy on myself, be more forgiving, and take the approach I would to a dear friend.
And For 2023?
The takeaway from the reflections on 2022?
What I plan on doing next year is, with the help of a new planner to downsize my goals somewhat. I hope that a more focused approach will work better.
These are the goals I plan to work with for next year:
- Study to take my first IT certification
- Branch out LMT a bit more
- Go on a vacation to the capital with my kids
- Read 20 books
- Explore my creative side more
- Continue to focus on my own health and wellness
Have you set your goals and intentions for 2023? Have you had time to make reflections on 2022?
Hope you had a great 2022, that New Year’s Eve is exactly what you’ve hoped for and that you feel ready for a fresh new 2023.
See you in 2023!