Things to Review at the End of the Year

It’s December, which means the end of the year is quickly approaching. Now’s the perfect time for an End of Year (EOY) review!

Businesses often use the EOY review to find weaknesses, monitor growth, align goals, and plan for the future.

However, you can also use the EOY review to examine the last year and see how you’ve grown, what parts need work, and what you want to accomplish next year.

So, without further ado, here are seven things to review by the End of the Year.

Your Accomplishments

What did you accomplish this year?

Maybe it was something big, like moving house, getting a new job, getting married, having a baby, or traveling somewhere on your bucket list.

Or maybe it’s smaller, like making a new friend, reading more books, finding a routine, doing more for your health, getting rid of clutter, or starting a new hobby.

Whatever you’ve accomplished, be sure to celebrate it! You’ve done a lot in 2022, and there’s no telling what you’ll do in 2023!

Your Goals

Resolutions are out, and goals are IN!

If you made goals for 2022, now is the time to review them and see which ones you accomplished, which ones you didn’t, and if any are still relevant to your life.

Then, make some goals for 2023!

Your Skills

Humans learn new things every day, and there’s a good chance you’ve picked up a new skill or two throughout the last year.

Maybe you learned how to knit, cook the perfect omelet, drywall a house, communicate more efficiently, paint a scene, take a good photo, or build a birdhouse.

Or maybe there’s a skill you want but haven’t learned yet. If so, write it out and add it to your goals for next year!

Skills are an endless resource, and you should be proud of any new skill you acquire- no matter how small it may be!

Your Budget

Finances are complicated, and the best way to keep them organized is with a budget.

The EOY review is the perfect opportunity to compile your expenses, calculate your income, and start 2023 with some financial stability!

However, if you already have a budget, now’s the time to examine all your expenses for 2022 and see which ones you need to increase, which you need to cut, and which ones no longer apply to your lifestyle.

Budgets don’t have to be complicated. They also make a WORLD of difference if you find yourself routinely short on funds. Make one today!

Your Job

How’s work? If it’s draining, stressful, and makes you want to die inside- you might be ready for a change. 

Pertemps says that a good job makes you:

  • excited to go to work on Monday
  • want to spend time with co-workers
  • challenge you (in a good way)
  • have a work-life balance
  • feel appreciated and valued at work

If you don’t feel this way about your job, or it’s no longer profitable, it’s time to consider something else. 

What kind of work makes you smile? Find it, and you’ll never work again! 

Your Relationships

Reviewing your relationships may be difficult, but it’s worth it.

List the relationships that are important to you and see where you stand. Do some need more attention? Are others becoming toxic? Is there a relationship you’d like to pursue? Do YOU feel appreciated or valued in the relationship?

Whatever your answers, 2023 is the year to do what’s right for you, your family, and your mental health.


Finally, take a look at yourself and examine your:

  • values
  • political standing
  • religious beliefs
  • needs and desires
  • goals and ambitions
  • boundaries

If they’ve changed from the beginning of 2022, compare them. Why did they change? Do you anticipate more changes in 2023? How do you feel about these changes?

If you find something about yourself that needs to change, add it to your goals. Then, you can become the best version of yourself in 2023!

The end is near! Thankfully, now is the perfect time to get your future in order! Use the End of Year review to align your goals, flush out weaknesses, create stability, and plan for the future.

What do you review at the end of the year? Let us know in the comments!

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