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Looking Back to Move Forward

I don’t know how we’re here already but we are in the final week of 2023.

As we say hello to a new year,

I want to invite you to take some time to look back over 2023.

Whether you had a year that knocked you off your feet

in the best, or

in the worst way,

It’s important to pause.

I didn’t always feel this way, so if you’re thinking,


I get it.

Looking back will bring up emotions and that’s good.

You don’t want to drag the heavy stuff too far into the new year.

You also don’t want to

repeat the same habits,

have the same regrets,

make the same mistakes,

and repeat the same anxious patterns

that you had in 2023.

To help you get a good look at 2023

so you can make 2024 better,

to use journaling for success and reflection.

I kept it short and simple, but don’t think that means you can do it in a flash.

This is most helpful when you take your time.

Here’s how to do this assessment.

2. Find a place and time where you can relax.

3. Bring your calendar or your phone so you can look back at dates,

events and photos of your year.

4. Write without judging yourself or leaving anything out.

(This isn’t a personal critique or roast. Just be curious and open.)

5. Focus on your emotions instead of other people’s reactions or responses,

how you handled situations and not the situations themselves,

and what you learned, felt, or can take responsibility for.

CAUTION: Owning your own garbage is powerful!

When you take time to find what worked and went well,

and what didn’t work or what flopped.

To find things that made you feel good,

and things that made you feel bad.

When you can find gratitude,

even in the hard stuff,

You create a springboard for change.

You notice that there were things you did well and enjoyed and find more ways to fit those things into your life.

You notice what hurt, what didn’t work, and that you made it through.

And you start to see more clearly what you want

and come up with a plan on how to get there.

From less anxiety to more confidence,

to making your side hustle your only hustle,

you can do it and this assessment will help you get started.

For more support in finding the best first step that will help you,

reply to this email and lets find time to talk.

You can tell me all about what worked and didn’t work

and what you want to change on the call.

You’ll learn how to start thinking differently

so you can do different things and


<3 Megan

P.S. Your life beyond stress and anxiety begins with a decision. You can decide now to change how your body feels and how you respond when you're anxious, so anxiety loses its power. The question isn't, “Am I ready?” The question is, “Have I decided to be ready?” Ready is just one decision away. Talk to me about how I can help you make your decision a reality.

P.P.S. Be sure to check out Episode 68 of the More than Anxiety Podcast to hear more about Looking Back and Moving Forward with Self Evaluation wherever you listen. While you’re there, take a quick minute to leave a review and follow so you don’t miss a beat and help others find the podcast as well. Thanks!

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