As the end of another year draws near, I believe it’s important to take a moment to reflect upon the things that have happened during the entire year. Think about your successes, mistakes, important events, etc. Yes, it may sound cheesy but self-reflections help us learn more about ourselves as people and how we’ve changed over the course of just one year. So, to keep this short and simple, here are just a couple of questions I like to think about when I self-reflect:
- What were my successes and how did I obtain them?
- Did I meet my academic goals? Why or why not?
- What was the hardest part of the year? How did I handle it?
- Is there anything that I would do differently?
After I take some time to reflect, I like to set some new goals for the coming year. I set both short and long-term goals. Some previous short-term goals I’ve set have been things like:
- Join a club that I’ve been interested in
- Learn better sleeping habits
- Fit in a few hours for rest and relaxation each week
Some examples of my previous long-term goals have been:
- Obtain a cumulative GPA of 4.0 for a whole school year.
- Get more involved during the school year by being dedicated to any clubs I join and effectively networking with peers
This sums up what I would like to discuss this time around. I hope you can find some time for some self-reflection and goal setting as we prepare to start a new year. Have a great rest of your Winter break and MERRY CHRISTMAS!