I love the mid-way point in the year almost as much as I love the start of a brand new year. It feels like the perfect opportunity to check in and make sure I’m still heading where I want to be going.
It’s easy to set big goals at the start of the year and forget about them by February. Life gets crazy and our priorities change. So I actually like to do these reviews every 3 months. But the mid-year one feels significant… kind of like a fresh start!
Here’s how I do my mid-year review:
Review the first half
First, ask yourself these questions:
- what went really well? What are you proud of?
- what was challenging?
- what lessons did you learn?
- what are your favourite memories?
- were you living up to your values? Were you being the person you want to be? If not, what was lacking?
It helps to look back at your calendar / diaries / journals… anything that will prompt your memory about all the things you’ve done so far. I always find it astounding to realise how much I actually achieved.
Review your goals
Where are you up to with your goals? Some of your goals might have been completed, while others might be habit goals that will continue throughout the year. Think about what’s been going well with your goals, and make sure you’ve celebrated any achievements.
Set the tone for the next half of the year
Think about the following questions:
- What values will you live up to in the next 6 months?
- What tasks do you need to complete?
- How do you want to feel?
- Who do you need to be? What kind of person do you need to be?
Reset your goals
Re-write your goals, leaving behind any that no longer feel important to you, and adding any new ones that light you up.
You might like to break them up into project goals (which can be completed in a certain timeframe) or habit goals (either making new habits or breaking old habits).
You also might like to consider each different domain of your life to make sure you’re not missing anything important:
- friends & family
- significant other / romance
- personal growth
- physical environment
- fun & recreation
How did you go?
If you follow this process for a mid-year review, I’d love to hear about it! What did you uncover? What are you most looking forward to in the next 6 months?