Once every year while on Christmas holiday’s my wife Diane and I sit on the dock (with a wine which is an essential tool for this task) with what we call THE LIST. This is a simple life TO DO list of the things we want to accomplish in the next 12 months. It covers all sorts of things (from little to big) like jobs around home, holiday plans, finance, careers, the kids and family, friends hobbies what we would like to buy or accomplish.
We review the previous years list (yep most years there is a “carry over”) This can be satisfying as well as its also easy to overlook what you have actually done and achieved and it also sets up some mutually agreed goals for the next 12 months.
It works for us. Would it work for you?