The year is quickly winding down and before we know it, we will be getting endless reminders that the New Year is here and we’ll be deep into 2023.

However, we still have about 5 weeks left of 2022 and honestly speaking, this is a good chunk of time to really make the final weeks count. It’s easy to write off the remainder of the year because of the holidays (and the endless parties and obligations that come with that), or because it’s cold and you’d rather snuggle up on the couch with a good book and cup o tea, or because you finally have decided to spend more time outdoors (even though it’s cold!) and enjoy seeing the gorgeousness of nature (like me and I must admit; I am so much happier and feel so much more alive when I am out and about!)


What can you do in 5ish weeks? A lot! Here are 5 things – one for each week – that you can do to wrap up 2019:

1. Take a {REAL} day off

This time of year is often about giving and spending time with others. It is a wonderful time of year, but don’t forget to spend some quality time alone to recharge.  If your plans are anything like mine, 2023 is going to be a busy year so take a day off just for yourself.

READ: Simplifying Your Schedule

2. Cross off lingering to-do’s and decide what can be ditched

Is there an item on your to-do list that has been lingering for weeks or even months?  This is the perfect time to finally take care of it.  Don’t let it follow you into the New Year. What tasks, projects, or obligations can you ditch next year?

READ: How to Write a Better To-Do List

3. Reflect with honesty

What worked this year? What didn’t go quite so well? This is a great time to go back and review the whole year – month by month. We often look forward without truly reflecting on what worked and didn’t work in the past. Whatever it may be, take note and include it in your plans for 2023.

READ: Never begin the day unless it’s finished on paper

4. Celebrate your achievements (from tiny to big)

We have our plans, our to-do lists and our vision boards, but we often forget to take a moment and celebrate the wins of the last year.  It’s important to recognise all the work you’ve done thus far and how far you’ve already come.  Buy yourself some gorgeous flowers, pop open a bottle of champagne with a friend or take yourself on a weekend away. However, if you like to celebrate – make sure you take some time to do so.

READ: It’s time to Celebrate

5. Pull out last year’s plans and notes

Let’s take a look at what your plans were this time last year.  Were there any projects or ideas that were planned but you didn’t get to this year?  Why?  Did your priorities or direction change? Were you scared?  Also, go through your notebooks, calendars, and Evernote – wherever you keep your notes and review some of the ideas you jotted down.  There might be some gems to include for next year.

READ: Now, Next, Future Goals

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Let’s start the New Year not only excited about everything you plan to accomplish but also have reflected on the past year. It’s easy to plan for the following year without taking a good look at the present year.  Make sure you wrap up 2022 with intention so that your 2023 will start with a bang!

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How will you be wrapping up the year?

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