I know it's November, and not time for annual reviews, but I just did one.
I used an outline I got from my friend Jon Swanson a couple of years ago.
Take an hour and a chair and a cup of coffee and something to write with. Take a planner from the year or a journal or a Facebook stream. Ask yourself these questions:
- What did I like about this year?
- What didn’t I like?
- What don’t I understand?
- What did I learn about God?
- What did I learn about people?
- What am I going to do next year with what I learned?
I found this to be good at refining the experiences of a year into some clear intentions for my next actions.