With 2023 coming to an end, it’s time for the year-in-review and thorough reflection on the past year. It’s also an excellent moment for creating a travel summary and organizing goals for the new year. In this article, we focus on the former and focus on the ways in which you can leverage YouMap for creating your year-in review. Are you interested? Then we invite you to read on!

Why Should You Create a Year-in-Review?

Before we proceed with our guide on how to make a year-in-review with YouMap, let’s stop for a moment and discuss why it’s actually good to make a reflection about achieving your goals.

Firstly, it lets you evaluate your whole year and discover what went well and what aspects you still need to improve. Secondly, it gives you a decent starting point for your new year’s resolutions and goals – not only does it tell you where you’re at, but also what kind of progress you should expect throughout the year.

Year in review

Why Should You Create a Year-in-Review with YouMap?

Mapping has considerable power, a potential that is often unused. This is also the case with year-in-reviews, making of which can be much easier with the use of maps. But how exactly can they help you reflect on 2023? Take a look at a few examples:

  • Capturing milestones – Maps created in YouMap can serve as a story told through maps, and each location, added with a date, may represent a milestone that you achieved in 2023. This way, you will have all your important events in one place, in a visible manner, that will make it easier for you to draw conclusions.
  • Telling a story – Maps with time and location stamps are more than just a canvas for information – they tell the story of your journey in 2023. So, whether you want to reflect on your career development or awesome travel experiences, you’ll have this all put into a narrative – a true description of your march through the year 2023.
  • Sharing your moments – Due to the ease with which you can share maps created in YouMap, you’ll be able to share your reflections on the year 2023 effortlessly with your family and friends.

How to Create a Year-in-Review with YouMap?

Okay, so now let’s get to the most important issue: how to create a year-in-review in YouMap? The whole process is quite simple.

  • Download the app – You can do it here – remember that the mobile version works only for iOS.
  • Create a map – Remember to adjust your privacy and moderation settings. You can also customize the visual elements to suit your taste.
  • Add markers – Point out locations that you associate with milestones and want to introduce in your year-in-review.
  • Fill in the information on each event – Add whatever data, photos, etc., you have on the particular milestone. You can use both the “info” section (which you can adjust to your needs) or the comment section.
  • Draw conclusions and share your map – Evaluate your progress or experience and share it with friends, family, or your community.

When Is Mapping Great for Your Year-in-Review?

Finally, let’s discuss in which situations mapping will prove the most useful when it comes to summarizing the year 2023. It all depends on the purpose, so let’s take a look at those that align with the use of YouMap:

  • Creating a travel summary.
  • Evaluating your business’ growth.
  • Tracking your career progress.
  • Reflecting on your biggest achievements.
  • Telling a story about your whole year.

This doesn’t mean that you cannot use YouMap for year-in-reviews in different scenarios, but simply that these situations benefit from mapping the most. Creativity is your only limit in this case.

The Takeaway

As you can see, it’s important to create year-in-reviews, and YouMap is a useful tool for this purpose. Thus, do not hesitate to try it out. Also, start tracking 2024 right away – it’ll make it easier for you to reflect on your goals and their fulfillment next year!

Did you like this article? Then you may also be interested in reading our other posts, including the one on how to stick to New Year’s resolutions.