Finish the year strong

Ashley shared an honest admission in our Slack today:

It's reassuring being in a community like MM Club because you realize you're not alone. Other members jumped in:

It seems like everyone is feeling it:

Indie makers, bootstrappers, and solopreneurs:

If you're experiencing the "December blues," you're not alone! The end of the year is demanding for a couple of reasons:

  1. You're reflective. You're reviewing the good and the bad from this past year.
  2. You're thinking about the new year. The new year is just weeks away, and you're already making plans.

Plus: December is busy. Personally, you're shopping, and going to holiday events. Professionally, you've got tons of work to do!

It's no wonder we're overwhelmed.

How to finish the year strong

Here's a plan that's worked for me:

  1. Write a mini year-in-review. Take out a notepad, and write: "What are three things I'm thankful for this year?" In bullet form, list three things. Under that, ask yourself: "What are three things I'd like to improve next year?" Write out a few ideas.
  2. Do one thing to prepare for the new year. Now is a good time to connect with your coach, or your accountability group, and share your year-in-review. Let them suggest some practical steps you can take in January.

This framework helps me to be reflective without being overwhelmed. 

The best part? It's helped me to enjoy the holidays! Instead of feeling guilty about not getting enough work done, or being stressed about the new year, I can relax.

You need to relax too!

Take a few moments to reflect and prepare for the new year, but after that, allow yourself to relax.

Justin Jackson

Published on December 12th, 2017
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