I took the entire week off last week to relax and enjoy the holidays. It was the first vacation time I took in a while. Much needed.
I plan to take a few spread out weeks this upcoming year to relax and think. I’m much more productive and have more perspective on things after a week or two off.
Anyway, during the week I did spend time listening to podcasts and thinking about how I want my 2022 to look.
One of the podcasts I listened to was on just this topic by Tim Ferris. It was a short but insightful one.
His approach is to look back at your past year’s calendar, week by week, and see what was things were a net positive or negative in terms of how it made you feel.
Using two columns, one for positive and one for negative, he lists the highs and lows of the year as a way to eliminate the things that he shouldn’t continue into the new year and focus more on the areas that were a net positive.
I’m paraphrasing, but sounded like a helpful approach to review your past year and plan for the new one.
So, I plan to do the same process next week when I get back into work mode. I’ll report back on how it worked.
Give it a listen if it sounds interesting to you: https://tim.blog/2021/12/27/past-year-review/