Reflecting on 2023

By on Dec 29, 2023 in News

As 2023 closes, take some time for reflection and introspection to gain some valuable insights from the past year. Consider exploring the following aspects so 2024 is the most successful year yet!


Achievements and milestones. When popping the champagne for the new year, celebrate the big and small accomplishments made throughout the past year. Each achievement is a triumph, a testament to dedication, hard work and perseverance. Whether it was a project that exceeded expectations, a personal breakthrough or a significant professional accomplishment, these moments are the building blocks to success. Remember that milestones are the markers of progress toward a larger goal, and achievements are specific accomplishments. For example, achievements are receiving an award or recognition, whereas a milestone is buying a new home or getting a promotion. Both deserve that extra clink and cheers at midnight!

Challenges faced. Challenges and obstacles can be opportunities for personal and professional growth. Some milestones and achievements are challenges that have been conquered. Acknowledge these challenges with pride, for they are the foundation of future endeavors. These insights are invaluable and offer a blueprint for navigating future challenges. Remember, a smooth sea doesn’t make a skilled sailor!

Learnings and takeaways. Identify lessons learned from the past year that emphasized personal development and self-awareness. Each lesson learned is a wealth of knowledge. What worked? What didn’t? Reflect on the strategies, decisions, and actions contributing to milestones and achievements. Incorporate SMART goals for the new year and make them a priority.

Gratitude. Practice gratitude by reflecting on the positive aspects of the past year. Journalling is an excellent way to practice gratitude and reflect on the year’s achievements and milestones. List everything you’re grateful for and read it daily. Foster a positive mindset for the future. More positivity will follow by embracing a positive mental attitude (PMA). Gratitude has many psychological benefits, such as increased happiness, reduced stress and enhanced well-being. In the new year, incorporate gratitude techniques into daily routines to help keep mental health strong. Try doing more random acts of kindness throughout the year, even if it’s as simple as flashing a smile to a stranger.

Relationships. It is essential to nurture relationships. Relationships contribute to a person’s overall well-being. Again, express gratitude to the people who have positively impacted this year. Hug your partner or children a bit longer because who is if you are not hugging them? Chances are nobody is. 20-second hugs release feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. In the office, hugs are not as widely acceptable, so instead, use positive words of affirmation such as “I am grateful for you” or “The office’s success wouldn’t be possible without you.” Again, embrace the attitude of gratitude for a snowball effect of positivity. May you have closure and a promise of bright beginnings in the year ahead. A highly developed relationship is one where two independent souls come together to help one another become the BEST version of themselves!

Setting the stage for the new year. Reflections from the past year can inform and shape the goals and aspirations for the upcoming year. Celebrating key milestones and achievements is about looking back and igniting the fire within for what lies ahead. Each milestone and achievement is a source of motivation and a reminder of capabilities and potential. Use them as fuel to propel forward, knowing the power is there to achieve even greater heights. Embrace milestones and achievements and learn from them to let them light the way to an even brighter 2024!

We hope this has given inspiration as the new year approaches with a deeper understanding and an attitude of gratitude. So, release what is no longer serving you and welcome in 2024 in alignment with your highest good.

Happy New Year!