A new year is just around the corner. Although, I am not big on New Year’s Resolutions, I do think there are certain times of the year that lend themselves well to reflection and planning. The beginning of a new year is one of those times because it is often a time of transition after the holidays. The beginning of spring and fall can also be great times for reflection.
Regardless of whether you like to create New Year’s resolutions or not, the beginning of the year offers an opportunity to reflect back on the previous year and plan for the upcoming year. If you are interested in taking some time for reflection, the below questions may help you get started.
- What were your successes in the past year? What have you learned from these successes?
- What were your greatest challenges in past year? What have you learned from these challenges?
- What was your biggest decision this year? How do you feel about the result?
- What decision(s) did you put off? How do you feel about putting off that decision?
- Which relationships in your life impacted you the most this year? What have you learned from your interactions in these relationships?
- What are you grateful for this year?
- One year from now, what would you like to be the same in your life? What would you like to be different?
Does your reflection on these questions offer you any guidance about how you’d like to approach the upcoming year? I hope so!
What questions did I miss? Feel free to add additional questions in the comments below to help other readers who are taking time for reflection.
While these questions are designed for individual reflection, it can also be a good idea to take time for family reflection. Last year, I wrote a post about family reflection questions.
Happy New Year!