Month Review for February 2020: Overcoming Challenges

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Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews!

Monthly reviews help you see what worked well and what didn’t in the past month. This helps you prepare for success in the next month. Doing monthly reviews regularly can help you stay on track with your goals and priorities.

In this monthly review series, each month has a new theme. You can pick the theme you like best and do that every month, or you can do the new theme each month, or pick and choose the elements you like from all the month themes to do your monthly review. Remember, this is all about you! Do what you find most useful.

You can see how to do a basic month review here, and you can see all the month review themes so far here.

At the beginning of this month, I posted the Month Theme which was Working Through Challenges. The goal this month was not only to notice challenges, but write down what you did to work through them. The desired result was to see how you overcame your challenges throughout the month, to gain confidence that you can do something about the difficult things in your life, and learn tools to help you overcome challenges in the future.

Now at the end of the month you can look through your challenges and see if any stood out for you as particularly important, if any recurred throughout the month, which ones were solved, and which ones are still ongoing or unresolved.

Look through your planner, journal, and/ or bullet journal for the past month and ask yourself the following questions:

What were some challenges I faced this month?

How did I feel about these challenges? Anxious? Upset? Confident? Hopeful?

What did I do to overcome/ work through these challenges?

Which people helped me?

How did I feel about these challenges after I worked through them?

What can I do to replicate, or improve, my success in the future?

By facing our challenges head-on we can learn through our experience and feel empowered to face the future.

Month review posts are on the last Friday of each month. Check back each month for a new theme!


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