Monthly Review – January Lessons Learned

What lessons did the month of January teach you? Here are a few of mine.
Christi Hegstad February 3rd, 2021

For years, I have wrapped up each month with a life + business review – typically on the final Friday of the month, or what I call ‘CEO + Life Friday.’ While much of the process involves looking at data and measuring goal progress, I also like to reflect on general lessons learned. Here are some of the lessons and reminders January 2021 brought me:

1. The decision to start fresh – whether Jan 1 or the middle of a Thursday – feels invigorating (and can be done any time).

2. Chili + cornbread on a blizzardy evening = a bit of wintery bliss.

3. Everyone has a story, and everyone is dealing with challenges we know nothing about.

4. “One day at a time” can serve as a very helpful mantra.

5. Twinkle lights year-round are not only perfectly acceptable, but absolutely delightful.

6. I feel best about myself when I pay attention to – and honor – the basics: movement, water, core values, rest, etc.

7. I still have so much to learn.

8. I think writing in fountain pen on smooth paper actually calms my nervous system.

9. Wearing red – bright red – is an instant energy booster.

10. Always allow more time than you think it will take – whether a project, driving, healing. It takes the time it takes.

Do any of these resonate with you? What lessons did January bring you?

PS – I normally don’t share my monthly reflections here, but if you’d like to see them in the future, let me know in the comments below!

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