It’s June y’all!
I cannot believe we are already halfway through the year! Personally, this year is going a lot smoother than 2020— however, we all have still dealt with our fair share of bullshit.
Since it’s the middle of the year, it’s a good time to check in with yourself and where you stand as it relates to your goals and intentions of 2021. A mid-year check in is awesome because you can reflect on how your year is going and also make the appropriate adjustments if need be! You may realize that you are accomplishing your goals sooner than expected. Or you may decide that it’s time to switch some shit up. Have you thought about doing a personal mid-year review? Keep reading for tips on how you should reflect on your year so far. Grab a pen and pencil! You’ll be writing a lot. Lol.
Make a list of the goals or intentions you set for 2021 and journal about your progress so far.
As you write out your list, try to be constructive while also giving yourself plenty of grace. It’s totally fine if you set a goal and it hasn’t been accomplished yet! Formalize a new plan or just say fuck it all together! Make sure that your intentions are YOURS. Don’t compare your journey to others. If you are ahead of schedule for meeting your goals, keep rocking sis! You doing the damn thang!
What are you most proud about achieving from January up until now? And how does it make it you feel?
Did you want 2021 to be the year that you get in touch with your spirituality? Or was this the year you wanted to learn how to set healthy boundaries with others? Maybe you want to get into graduate school?
Whatever the case — take the time and be proud of what you’ve done this far! Regardless of your progress, you have a reason to be proud of yourself. How do you feel about the first 6 months of the year? Take this time to tap into those feels sis! Are you excited, overwhelmed, or at peace? Honor those feelings. They are valid.
What are you going to focus on for the next 6 months?
Now that you’ve assessed where you are at currently: what’s next?
Do you have something new that you want to try out? Getting ready to move to a new city? What do you want the next six months to look like? Do you want to spend the summer taking it easy because you have a lot of plans for the fall? Are you saving money for the holiday season? How are you going to close out the year?
How do you want to feel in December? What do you want the theme of the next 6 months to be?
Since we know what we want to accomplish for the remainder of the year, let’s take it the extra step and give it a name! Shout out to my therapist for giving me this idea! For example, I just started a new job and there are a few other things I would like to achieve professionally these next six months. Also, my daughter is starting preschool in the fall so preparing for that is very important to me. The theme of this season is “Muva making motherfuckin moves”! Lmao.
Think about the person you want to be by December. What are their habits? What are their hobbies? How does this person show up for themselves?
Finally, we are at the end of this exercise, it’s time to sum all of this up by asking yourself: where do you want to be at the end of the year?
You also should know the steps you need to take to get there. If you want to be more financially independent, what do you need to add to your routine to become this person? When you close your eyes, what do you see when you think about the person you want to be by the end of the year? What do you need to let go of? Maybe you need to incorporate a few practices into your daily routine. Do what’s best for you to step into the life that you want!
Now that you’ve taken time to think about what you’ve accomplished so far, you can better gauge what you need to work on for the remainder of the year.
If you had a goal or intention that you set that is no longer in alignment with your highest good, then that’s perfectly fine! You can always change your mind and switch paths. The most important aspect of checking in is being honest with yourself about how you are feeling about your year! I hope this exercise provided you a clear picture of what’s to come and how you are going to get there!