The format I followed for this review was straight out of my DRA (Dual Recovery Anonymous) workbook. This review has been one of the most helpful for getting me on track in all areas of my life so I go back to it often. I believe that this kind of review can be beneficial to anyone even if you don't live with any kind of mental health or addiction issues. I am actually just going to show you all the straight copy of the chapter here. Of course you can adjust anything in the process to meet your needs. Also if examining this stuff is very difficult for you right now it may be helpful to go through this with a therapist or a trusted friend.
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Here is an example of a category of my life that I examined that I mentioned briefly in the video.
"Getting Proper Rest"
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Once you are finished you can go over everything you have written and come up with an immediate action plan to handle the most urgent issues. Next you can set longer term goals and plans for achieving them. For example the first review I did like this with my sponsor in DRA glaring immediate action items came up under the "Manage Transportation" section. My windshield wipers hardly worked and my car was making weird noises. At the time I was so anxious about money (and life in general) that I had been procrastinating on taking my car in to even get looked at! My sponsor pointed out to me that it was dangerous to drive around like that so the first step I took as far as immediate action was to stop avoiding and take the car in to be looked at. This is also a good example of why it is helpful to get an outside perspective with this review. It's pretty much common sense that it is dangerous to drive if your car is not functioning properly. I had just been so anxious, and so in my rut, that as things gradually became worse with my car I was in denial that it was even a serious issue.
Hopefully these examples have been helpful. I did some research online to find more yearly reviews that would be helpful and this was one of my favorites "How to Conduct Your Own Annual Review". I think the key to any review is thoroughness in the review and how specific you can be in the follow up action plan.
Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. I appreciate all the support and all the concern I received about not making a video in a while. It means a lot to know that people care. This year has just been wild adjusting to the move, focusing on work, school and staying sane. I am looking forward to the new year and I wish all of you guys the best! <3