We still have a good two weeks left in 2018 so I’m not suggesting it’s “all over” yet! Depending on your circumstances, you still have time to complete an important project, plan for a new one, or start a healthy habit this year. However, I can’t deny that the last days of the current calendar are an excellent time for some self-reflection, so that you can be mindful and purposeful in moving forward. Here are 21 questions to review your year:
21 Questions to Review Your Year:
- What did you hope to achieve this year?
- To what extent have you met those goals? What were your successes?
- What got in your way? What setbacks did you encounter?
- Were you clear about your priorities this year?
- Did you change course dramatically, if so, why?
- Did you experience any radical changes in circumstances, personal or professional tragedies? Have you allowed enough time to process those?
- What did you enjoy most about this year?
- And what did you enjoy least?
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- What regrets do you have from this year?
- What are you most proud of? Did you celebrate your successes?
- What did you let go of, or say goodbye to, this year?
- Which relationships were most supportive and nurturing for you this year?
- Did you help others, to the extent you were able?
- Did you accept help often enough this year?
- Did you prioritize your own health and well-being adequately?
- Were you kind to yourself?
- Did you learn any new skills? What did you learn about yourself?
- Did you take any risks? Did they result in either success or learning?
- What opportunities or requests were you smart to turn down?
- Which three words sum up your memories of this year?
- What are you most thankful for, this year?
Looking ahead, these reflections should spark ideas for what you want, or need to change.
Questions for next year:
- What one thing would you most like to change for next year?
- What one exciting project would you like to tackle next year?
- What one healthy habit would you like to adopt? Have you identified a small, measurable step?
- Are you being realistic in your hopes, goals and resolutions for next year?
Hopefully, these questions will help you appreciate 2018 and help you set purposeful goals for 2019. I would love to hear if this reflection process sparked useful insights for you.
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