Have You Given Yourself Credit for All You’ve Overcome and Done this Decade?

2020 vision

We forget so quickly.

But if you were to do a bit of a timeline for the past decade, what might it look like?

If you already have a way to do this, go for it.

If not and you want to play with this one, grab a piece of paper and a pen (or pens – you can use colour if you want or decorate it in anyway you choose).

Draw a line, horizontally and mark the start as 2009 and the end as 2019.

Make yourself comfortable. Maybe brew yourself a cup of tea. Ponder.

When you think of this past decade as represented by this simple line, what do you want to add to it?

What were your biggest challenges?

Losses overcome?

Injuries and illnesses you’ve had to deal with?


What have you learned by overcoming or simply surviving these and other tough times?

From this almost 2020 (geddit?) vantage point, what advice would you share with 2009 You if you could go back in time?

How about your biggest achievements?

These don’t (at ALL) have to be flashy. Sometimes, survival is achievement enough.

Still, what springs to mind when you think back over the past decade?

New jobs and/or businesses?

Changes to your family life?


Goals achieved?


Anything else?

Use your pen/s to mark them all onto your timeline.

How does it feel to give yourself props for your resilience?

Elle Woods knew the importance of giving herself and others ‘props’ – Legally Blonde 2

You might want to hold onto your timeline to keep yourself motivated as you tackle life’s new metaphorical mountains.

Maybe put it inside a closet door or somewhere else where you’ll be reminded of it regularly. Maybe next to your vision board

Or you might want to burn it (safely) before moving into the new decade.

Either way, HONOUR yourself for all you’ve done and are doing.

And if you’d like my support in the new decade, get in touch to find out how we might work together.

With love,

Eve Menezes Cunningham self care coach therapist supervisor

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