As the physie season comes to an end it is the perfect time for reflection on the year that was. You are ready to kick up your heels and celebrate your successes. Perhaps you have booked your tickets to the upcoming National Finals at the Sydney Opera House?! If you are yet to compete, all the very best! You can come back to these questions once you have finished all of your events.
It is human nature to set new targets once a goal is accomplished. We keep improving. We get better. As the distance between where we are and where we want to be is closed, we create a new gap. We raise the bar! But before we look at setting goals for the new year in an upcoming post, let’s first take all we can from the year that was.
Find a quiet place to journal your answers. The beach, the mountains, your backyard or a quiet place at home will be perfect!
6 Questions To Ask Yourself At The End Of The Physie Year
1. Is there a different way you could think about the year ahead that would serve you better?
It’s time to take your mind back to the beginning of the year. Or perhaps go back 12 months when you first set your sights on this year! Looking back, in which ways did the thoughts you have at the start of the year impact your overall experience? What was your hope for the new year? Was it realistic? Was it challenging? Did the way you viewed your upcoming year serve you or scare you?
These questions take effort to ponder but they are well worth considering. When you take into account your unique combination of personality, goals, time and commitments, it is no surprise that your thought life should be just as unique.
2. What lessons will I take away from this year?
Take all you can from the year’s experiences. Both positive and negative experiences can leave us better people if we allow them to. Don’t miss the lessons that can benefit you!
3. In what ways did I succeed?
Please don’t skip this. Especially if you are disappointed by your results. Perhaps circumstances didn’t allow you to even compete! An injury, a family emergency, illness or work may have contributed to you not fulfilling your own goals for this year. Even if you know the responsibility is yours and you didn’t put the work in that was required or you felt you gave your all but it didn’t seem like it was enough, find the things you did do! Did you learn the syllabus? Did you support your teammates? Did you remain more active than if you hadn’t have done physie at all? If you didn’t do physie did you make the decision to sacrifice for someone or something that was important? Be honest with yourself but also be kind. On the flip side, did you realise your dreams and final or place or take home a silver cup?! (In which case, you should be celebrating until new year! 😍🏆 🎇) Don’t just scan over your success for the result. You clearly got there because of many other successes. Remaining committed, persisting, being disciplined in mind and body…Congratulations on those wins!!!
4. How can I improve next year?
Think big. Can you improve on your practice habits? Or has this year taken it’s toll on your family or close relationships? Perhaps balance will be an improvement. Is it time to target a particular skill that you know will take consistent practice? Perhaps you know it’s time to overcome fear or just enjoy the whole process more?!
5. Using one word, or even one sentence, how would you summarise this year?
If you create a photo album at the end of each year this might be worth adding into your album as a reminder along with…
6. Define the highlight of your year? What made it so?
We won’t ever have this year again. The good, the bad and everything in between will never be replicated. Even if your results are identical, it will be the first time you have experienced them twice or more. Don’t let the best be forgotten! Highlight and collect those precious memories!!