Endlessly Becoming represents us being a constant work in progress.
We’re the people who acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses, make adjustments, and grow graciously.
But if you aren’t quite there yet and you wanted to pursue this lifestyle, how would you start?
✨ self assessments✨
Similar to employee evaluations or progress reports, self assessments give you a view of where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
CHECK IN WITH YOU, BOO
I mentioned that I like to do regular check ins in the Mid Year Review I did a while back.
I use this time to explore various areas of my life and simply see how I’m doing.
By observing where I’m at in each area, I can see where I need to make changes and create better environments for my future self to flourish in.
Because let’s be real, sometimes we can be the only thing that’s standing in our own way!
So if you need something that’s going to hold you accountable and make you more disciplined, here it is.
1. SET ASIDE TIME.
I don’t know about you, but if something is not on my calendar, it’s not happening.
So first, figure out a good time where you can sit down with yourself for at least 30 minutes.
Try to have minimal distractions so you can get maximum results.
If you want to take it up a notch, make it into a solo date night.
Get your favorite playlist ready, a glass of water (or wine), light a candle, and get cozy!
Make it enjoyable!
2. ASK YOURSELF QUESTIONS.
When you assess your life, you become more intentional with it.
In order to become better versions of ourselves, we have to first acknowledge where we are.
Apply these questions to as many areas of your life as possible.
It’s crucial to be honest because the work you put in will be a reflection of the results you get out.
The more detailed your answers are, the easier the next step will be.
Review the list below:
How am I? (mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially, etc.)
Where can I improve?
What can I celebrate?
What am I doing that is hindering myself from growing?
What am I already doing that’s pushing me forward?
What can I do to improve my quality of life?
What (or who) is holding me back from being my best self? Why?
How is my attitude about my mental, emotional, physical health?
How iss my attitude toward myself?
How is my attitude toward others?
What is my outlook on life in general?
What is my outlook on my current situation? Should this be my outlook?
What can I do to change my outlook?
What am I complaining about? Why? How often?
What iss something I’ve been wanting to do? How can I make time for it (or those things)?
How can I change my mindset for the better?
What is this season (or area) teaching me?
What would I like to do more/less of?
3. REVIEW YOUR ANSWERS.
This is where you want to dig in a little deeper.
How do I feel about my answers?
How would I like to feel about them?
What do I like/dislike about them?
Was it hard for me to answer any of these? Which ones?
Was I being honest with myself?
4. SET SOME GOALS.
You made it through the tough part!
Sitting with your strong and weak areas can be uncomfortable, so let’s set some SMART goals.
Specific- don’t leave out any details.
Measurable- you should be able to track your progress.
Achievable- it’s challenging, but possible.
Realistic- based off of what you’re capable of.
Time-based- you need a time frame or deadline.
Look at the goal you want to achieve, and then break it down using SMART.
For example: If I wanted to read more books, here’s how I would break it down…
S- how many books do I want to read? 12.
M- how will it be tracked? my calendar.
A- can it be done? yes.
R- can it be done considering my other committments? yes.
T- when do I want to accomplish this goal? within a year.
My ultimate goal would be to read 12 books in a year.
Then, break your goals down even further.
EX: 12 books a year… 1 book a month… a few chapters a week… a few pages a day.
NOW, IT’S TIME TO EXECUTE
And we love that for us!
Try to assess yourself often, because no two seasons are the same.
These tend to bring me back together when things are going crazy, so I hope it helps you too.
Don’t forget… deep breath, give yourself some grace in this space, and be intentional about you.
MEET THE AUTHOR
I’m a 24 year old who is passionate about personal growth, intentional living, and spreading light wherever, whenever.