The Best Way to End 2020


Most of us want to shut the door on 2020 as fast as possible … and for good reason. This year was a challenge, to say the least. Maybe you weren’t able to see your family, had to postpone big plans like a wedding or move or needed to juggle work and your kids’ distance learning. 

While this year didn’t go as we all hoped (to put it mildly), we truly believe there are silver linings to 2020 that made it surprisingly worthwhile. Perhaps you got closer to your family because of all the at-home time. Or maybe you learned how resilient you really are. 

So before we rush to forget 2020 and start thinking ahead to 2021, we want to remind you of the importance of taking inventory of the year you’re saying goodbye to (or in the case of 2020, enthusiastically saying goodbye to!). 

What’s taking inventory, you may be wondering? Taking inventory is a simple exercise and the best way we know to set the stage for a fantastic new year. And all it takes is a pen, paper and 15 minutes of uninterrupted time.

It’s worth noting, sometimes we tend to feel accomplishments only include major positive life events such as buying a house, reaching a money goal, having children, starting a company or writing a book.

But often it’s the dark days, difficult times and hard-learned lessons that deserve recognition to prepare us for the next chapter of our lives. So 2020 probably has more meaning than you might think! 

This weekend, schedule a date with yourself to pour a cup of tea or glass of wine and take inventory of your 2020. 

Taking Inventory Exercise: (Or, listen to the audio workshop)

  • What major life changes occurred this year? (Did you move, make a career change, change your lifestyle, start a family, fall in love, end a bad relationship, start a business, close a business, etc.?)


  • Did you have any adventures? What did you do and see?


  • Who came into your life this year? Who left? (Friends, partners, lovers, clients, pets …)


  • What was your absolute high of 2020?


  • What was your low?


  • What life lessons, trades, and skills did you learn this year?


  • What growth can you notice in yourself compared to this time last year?


  • What do your income, savings, and overall finances look like compared to last year?


  • What would you like them to look like a year from now?


  • What health or physical improvements did you make to your body or lifestyle?


  • Did you make any big purchases? (Car, home, furniture, etc.)


  • What was the most romantic moment you experienced in 2020?


  • What was the most fun you had?


  • What are you most proud of from 2020?


  • If you had to describe 2020 in only one word what would it be?


  • Finally, choose a word for 2021 to keep at the forefront of your mind. (Examples: love, abundance, health, wealth, joy, ease, focus, flow, generosity.)


We hope you enjoy this exercise as much as we do every year. And here’s to 2021 — may it be filled with more joy, love, and prosperity!

Emily & The Savvy Team


Quote du jour

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard 


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