It's the end of the calendar year, which means most of us are thinking about goals for next year, probably focusing on what we DIDN'T accomplish this year and want to work on next year. Sound like you? I know I do this. But what if we try something different this year?
One of my favorite bloggers recently wrote about her “un-bucket list,” her list of things she accomplished this past year. What if instead of creating more to-do lists, and goals for the new year, we make a list of things we were proud of this year, little & big successes, and focused on those right now before setting “resolutions” for next year?
Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for a second, and reflect on all you've done for your blog in 2014, no matter how small:
Did you learn some css & html so you could tweak the design yourself?
Did you start monetizing?
Did you grow your traffic?
Did you build community?
Did you start a Facebook page?
Did you collaborate with a brand you love?
Did you get a press feature you're proud of?
Did you get featured on a blog you admire?
Too often we diminish our accomplishments by immediately shifting to what we could have done better instead of taking a moment to just bask in the glow of well-earned success. I know I do it. All. The. Time. Instead of being thankful and happy for a few minutes for what I've achieved, I move on, and try to figure out “what's next?”
Moving forward is important, and the new year is a great time to set goals and really think about how you can get better both personally and professionally, but it's also incredibly helpful to take some time to reflect on all the things you achieved up until now. Know where you've been so you can figure out where you're going is what THEY always say, don't they??
Now, what are some things you've accomplished this year for your blog?
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