The temperatures drop, Mariah Carey wakes from her sleep, the garlands invade the streets: the end of the year is here . Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hannukah or not, c and cycle completion invites us to rest and introspect . This is the moment when we look back on the last 12 months and when we formulate our aspirations for the next 365 days. At Powerful, we invite you to close December and in kiff and self-love . We show you how to make a positive assessment under the sign of pleasure?
Why do a year-end review?
Than the one who didn't say “ What? Are we already in [insert current month]? The year goes by too fast! throws the first stone at us . As the end-of-year celebrations approach, the observation is often the same: the last 12 months have followed one another at breakneck speed.
We sometimes regret not having given ourselves the means to be as productive as the examples of success that haunt our Instagram feed or Tik Tok.
A positive balance sheet shows us that YES, we have accomplished things this year, that we have had good times and that we have evolved. 💪
December is the best time to learn lessons, list your pride and gratitude before diving headfirst into the new year and its goals.
To take advantage of this heightening all year round, you can also plan a retrospective each quarter, month or week. 📅
1. Collect the best moments
Once you have slipped into the cozy atmosphere with a hot drink, a favorite notebook, it's time to get started!
Let's start gently by listing the best moments of the past year. Do not blindly trust your memory, it will tend to obscure the positive to focus on difficult circumstances.
This is how our brain works . His job is to keep us alive and therefore to solve the problems that arise over the months. A positive event requires less effort for him to process, so he has more difficulty finding it in his inventory.
Reassemble your publications on social networks, the photo archives of your smartphone and bring out the images exchanged with your loved ones to find memories full of good vibes . ☀️
Once the list of the best moments of the year is made, take a moment to savor them once again. Gratitude is a simple practice that guides us towards more optimism in life!
2. Take stock of your actions
After the good memories, it's time to look at the events that you were the engine of.
- What are you most proud of?
- What are the more modest prides that you haven't noticed yet?
- What have you achieved this year?
- What goal, big or small, did you achieve?
- What worked for you?
- How could you modify or eliminate what worked less?
Prides are not always tangible accomplishments, they can look like first steps or changes in perspective.
For example, you may be happy that you no longer seeyour stretch marks as a flaw . Proud to no longer wait for great love to dare to do you good . Or just proud of having managed to keep your sock drawer in order all year round. Cheer ! 🎉
what you have learned
All great women and great men will tell you that learning is the key to self-realization and fulfillment.
In one year, we learn about ourselves and the world around us. We also develop new skills and are enlightened by the knowledge of others. 🤓
Let's take stock of what you've learned over the past few months.
- How are you a different person than 1 year ago?
- What professional or personal skills have you acquired?
- What have you learned about your habits and your way of working?
- Have you explored your pleasure a little more? If this is part of your resolutions, go here.
- How do you see the world today?
Taking stock of your actions is a golden opportunity to celebrate what you have not taken the time to celebrate. Give yourself a moment of self-love, give yourself a gift, do a dance of joy. Take the opportunity to f*ck the impostor syndrome that makes you believe it's just luck. Bouuuh, nasty self-doubt!
3. Your experience
What excites you
At Puissant, we advocate pleasure as a guide to self-exploration. Nothing better than the inventory of the moments when you crunch life to the fullest to continue to discover yourself. 🍎
- What made you vibrate this year?
- Who made you vibrate? ( Coco maybe? )
- In what context did you feel alive?
- What are the moments when time has stood still?
The answers to these questions will serve as a compass towards a definition of well-being in your image. The objective is to keep a small list of your kiffs to practice them as often as possible.
Remember that pleasure is a right , we don't have to work hard to earn it. So go love yourself. 💖
Those things you don't want anymore
Taking stock of your year also means looking at mistakes and setbacks.
Taking note of what we liked less allows us to plan a solution so that the situation does not happen again. In front of each element, you can write how to improve the situation in the most concrete way possible.
You have the choice between learning new skills, asking for help or eliminating what gives you trouble. 🗑️
If you face regrets , welcome them with maximum compassion for yourself . Whether it's regret for having done or for not having done, this uncomfortable feeling points us in the direction for the coming year.
While joy and pleasure tell us where to go, regrets show us what we wish to avoid or improve. ✨
The end-of-year celebrations give us the opportunity to take stock of our personal fulfillment as a pro. December and January are the perfect months to give yourself a good dose of love and start the next year full of good vibes. To continue the momentum, we are preparing an article for you to make resolutions without pressure!