One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it offers up moments to reflect on our year. Research shows that taking time to reflect can improve our mental, emotional and physical health and I believe there is no better way to close this year and start the next then feeling our best. Reflecting allows us to see the many things we have accomplished throughout the year and the places we have grown. It provides us with the opportunity to really see our successes and to set healthy goals for the upcoming year. Additionally, reflection allows us to understand things and make decisions in a different way because we are able to take the time to think things through instead of making decisions while rushed or under pressure.
While doing some reflecting of my own and doing some research online I found someone who has created an annual tradition where every year before the year end she asks herself 25 questions and invests time in herself to reflect on them. In the spirit of reflecting and honoring yourself at this time of year I have comprised a list of questions that I hope you take the time to reflect on and answer honestly. Let me know if there are questions you found most insightful in the comment section below. And finally, thank you for letting me join you every other Sunday of this year. Happy Holidays!
1. What am I most proud of this year?
2. Which relationship do I want to strengthen?
3. Where am I feeling stuck?
4. What lessons have I learned?
5. How have I taken care of my mind, body and emotions this year?
6. What did I prioritize this year? Were they aligned with what I value?
7. In what areas did my self-care suffer most?
8. What did my finances look like?
9. Which projects did I complete this year?
10. When have I felt the most alive?
11. Where did I hold myself back this year?
12. What am I holding onto that I need to let go of?
13. My heart smiles most when ______________.
14. Am I passionate about my career?
15. What in my life is worth the struggle?
16. What self-directed goal did I see through to completion?
17. What values have I been most true to this year? Which ones have suffered?
18. What am I pretending not to know?
19. How did I spend my free time?
20. What “shoulds” do I need to abandon this coming year?
21. If it was all gone tomorrow, how do I want to be remembered?
22. When is time more important than money?
23. What fear am I going to conquer this year?
24. What is most important to me in life? Why?
25. In what ways can I love myself more going forward?