Quiz: How Should You Reset for 2020?
1. 2019 left you feeling…
A) On top of the world
C) Could be better, could be worse
D) A bit deflated
E) Exhausted and defeated
2. How often do you feel run off your feet?
B) Very rarely
C) Now and again
D) More often than not
E) Every minute of every day
3. How happy are you with your current daily routine?
A) Completely satisfied
B) Pretty content
C) It could be better
D) It needs to be more robust
E) What routine?
4. What would you like to achieve in 2020?
A) I would be happy to continue as I am
B) I’d like a new hobby
C) I would like to be healthier
D) I would like more quality time with my loved ones
E) I need a better work-life balance
5. What did you do on New Year’s Eve?
A) I was surrounded by friends and family
B) I went to a quiet ‘do’ at a friend’s house
C) I stayed at home with my partner
D) I watched Netflix in bed with a takeaway
E) I drank myself silly and cried
6. Which of the following fills you with dread?
A) Plans going awry
B) Having no time to see family and friends
C) Having to go to the gym
D) Money problems
E) Having to take a day off work
7. Once a month in 2020 you would like to…
A) Take a trip away
B) Try your hand at a cooking lesson
C) Take part in some kind of fitness challenge
D) Host a dinner party
E) Enjoy a massage
8. How would you describe yourself?
A) I’m always on the ball
B) I’m sociable and dependable
C) My organisation peaks and troughs
D) I’m probably too laid back
E) I’m a workaholic
9. Did you stick to your New Year’s resolutions last year?
A) I kept all of them!
B) I’m happy with what I achieved
C) I gave it a good go
D) I could have done better
E) I didn’t achieve any of them because I never follow through
OUR EXPERT: LIZ WILDE
Liz is a life coach, professional speaker, journalist and author of 16 books, including Unlock Your Potential. She founded WildeLifeCoaching in 2000.
Mostly As: Think big
Keep up the good work. Some small tweaks to your routine will allow you to expand your horizons and maybe even take on a new challenge or pick up a hobby. Let go of the leash a little bit – you might just surprise yourself.
Liz Wilde asks: “What needs to happen in 2020 to make it your best year yet? Your focus is inspiring, but be okay with life changing your plans – there may be something even better out there that you haven’t yet
imagined. Give yourself time to just be, rather than constantly doing. Quality of life is worth more than any goal.”
Mostly Bs: Find balance
On the whole, you have a pretty solid routine and are good at splitting your time across the various areas of your life. However, it’s important to keep an eye on things, so you recognise when you’re spending too
much time on one area and not enough on another.
Liz says: “What do you want to do differently this year? It’s easy for family and friends to get lost in the drive for achievement. Choose your top three priorities for 2020 and post them up somewhere, so you see them every day. Give your full attention to what (and whom) is most important in your life.”
Mostly Cs: Time to re-evaluate
You’re keeping things going and regularly feel like you are teetering on either greatness or failure. Remember to focus on the things that are truly important to you and make time for those things to become a larger part of your daily life.
Liz says: “Health and wellbeing are the most significant goals of all, so you don’t want them to get lost in the business of life. Ask yourself what being healthier would look like. Better cardio fitness? Fewer niggling ailments? Commit to the specifics that will get you there and record your progress.”
Mostly Ds: Prioritise
Things can pass you by and you don’t even realise. Make sure you spend time on the truly important things in life. Take a couple of holidays a year – this doesn’t have to mean big, blow-out breaks; it can be a short UK trip. Be sure to spend time with your loved ones, too.
Liz says: “Are you trying to people-please rather than do what’s right for you? Experiment with leaving unhelpful habits behind and focus on specific goals for 2020 concerning relationships, travel, work, money, learning, health and fun. Then feel proud of every step you take towards each one.”
Mostly Es: Be accountable
You may be lacking direction. Be clear about your needs and desires for the year ahead. Set out a structured, but realistic, plan for how you can fulfil them. Having an accountability partner is a great way to check your progress and work out where you’re falling down.
Liz says: “You’ve lost yourself on the crazy hamster wheel of life. We create our experience with our thinking. Start noting how many times your inner voice narrates the world in a negative way. You are not the voice in your head, but the one who hears it. Pessimistic thoughts have no power over you unless you believe them.”