Happy December! We have entered into what is likely one of the busiest months of the year and if your calendar looks anything like mine, there is not much free time! Before you know it, you’ll be packing up the holiday decorations and sitting down to write your New Year’s resolutions. But all too often resolutions are hastily written out after barely surviving the hustle of the holidays and then by Valentine’s Day they’re only a distant memory. So a few years ago I began taking time for some year-end reflection so that I could be more intentional about setting my resolutions for the upcoming year.
Each year in the beginning of December I schedule a little me time for year-end reflection. I try to journal my answers and thoughts so that I can use those insights as I’m writing out my New Year’s resolutions.
What are the three most significant events from the past year?
What is the one thing you are most proud of accomplishing?
What is one skill or lesson you have learned?
What’s been disappointing about the past year?
What is one new thing you tried?
What was the biggest challenge you faced in the last year?
How are you different from last year at this time?
Where did you fall short in the past year?
What is one thing you wish you could change about the past year?
What are you most thankful for in the past year?
Do you make time for year-end reflection? What have you learned from the process of reflecting?