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23 January 2024

Weekly wellness tip: Reflect, Refocus, and Realign: Setting a Personal Roadmap for the Year Ahead

Published on 23 January 2024

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Reflect, Refocus, and Realign: Setting a Personal Roadmap for the Year Ahead


Happy new year! As many people return to work, it can be a good time reflect and refocus for the year ahead. What does planning have to do with wellness?

Well, self-efficacy is a fundamental psychological need for human beings. People want to feel like they are progressing and achieving what they have set out to do. By setting our clear expectations for yourself, your brain will reward you as you cross each milestone.

Assess Challenges and Growth Areas

Identify challenges you faced throughout last year and the lessons they brought. Consider areas for growth and improvement for the year ahead – viewing challenges as opportunities for resilience and personal development.

Clarify Your Values and Priorities

Reconnect with your core values. What truly matters to you? Evaluate whether your actions and priorities align with these values. This realignment can bring a sense of purpose and clarity.

Set Intentional Goals

Based on your reflections, set realistic and intentional goals for the upcoming year. Break them down into manageable steps. Whether personal or professional, these goals should resonate with your values and aspirations.

Identify Areas of Self-Care

Reflect on your self-care practices and identify areas that may need attention. Prioritise activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Create time in your calendar for these.

Commit to Regular Check-Ins

Make self-inventory a regular practice throughout the year. Schedule periodic check-ins to assess your progress, celebrate achievements, and recalibrate your goals based on evolving priorities.

Remember, the self-inventory process is a journey, not a destination. Embrace it with a spirit of curiosity and self-compassion. By reflecting on your experiences, refocusing your priorities, and realigning with your values, you pave the way for a more intentional and fulfilling year ahead.