I love taking time to look back and see how I can really crush going forward. If you are looking to up your game, take a moment to do a year in review of your own. You’ll really start to notice wins and trends that can make your next year even better. This is a very high level of my review, I like to take a half a day and dig deep into how things are going. This can help me see this years wins and find some blind spots I didn’t know were there. After this process, I sit down and sets some unreasonable goals for the next year up to five years out.
How I Like to Do a Full Year in Review
I take a look at 5 major areas of my life and Family, Relationships, Financial, Health and Career. The one question I make sure I answer in each area “where are some gaps in what I’m saying I want in this area, and how I’m actually living.” This is usually a great place to really move the needle for me and includes a lot of writing. Below I’m giving you a snap shot of my day of writing.
Taking a Look Back
This year has been beautiful and full of self discovery and also very challenging at times. The year started off with one of the happiest moments of my life and that was getting engaged to Ashely in January. The year progressed into some serious inner work and graduating from The Strong Coach program. That lead to a really great change of perspective and aligning my coaching with who I really am. Through some counseling sessions I learned what an empath is and that I am one. That was like turning a light switch on in a dark room, this would be a whole blog on its own.
The Strong Coach and Energy Work
Graduating from the Strong Coach really helped me follow my intuition. I’ve always loved exploring the connection between the mind and body, Strong Coach gave me permission to really dive into that. I have been exploring energy work and how that affects my movement and workouts. For the energy work, I found four people to help with this. Energy is something that is fascinating to me and so I dove into craniosacral, healing touch, reflexology and massage therapy’s. I know there are a ton of mental benefits from all four of these, and for me, there have been crazy physical healings as well. I can hit the gym 5 days a week, my knees don’t hurt for the first time in about 10 years and I’m sleeping better than I have in years.
As for the gym, I have fallen in love with CrossFit again. I have trained 3-4 days all year but there was a time when it was a struggle. I have had more fun the last 4 months hopping into classes and getting to be silly with all of you. I’m really excited to be doing what I love and have the opportunity to explore human development in the ways I have. I love the work we do at Icehouse and this year has given me such a chance to really explore why I love coaching so much. I really thank all of you for being a part of our Icehouse family both members and those of you who haven’t been ready to commit yet. Thank you for following along.