The last time I made a New Year’s Resolution was five years ago. I didn’t stop for some grand, philosophical reason. I stopped because I was really bad at it and I don’t like doing things I’m bad at. I’d wait ’til January 3rd, think about what I was dissatisfied with, and then come up with a couple of resolutions that were either too vague or way too cumbersome. If I messed up once, I tossed out the whole idea. I don’t think I ever made it past February, if even into February.
This year, I’m going to switch things up. I’m going to take the next few days to see where I stand. Call it what you want: personal reflection questions or a year in review. There’s no pressure. Maybe I’ll make a resolution, maybe I won’t. I just know that if we’re going to know where we need to go, we have to look at where we’ve been. So take a look back over these last 12 months with me and pick a few of these 21 questions to ask yourself before the end of the year.If we’re going to know where we need to go, we have to look at where we’ve been. Click To Tweet
Personal Reflection Questions About How You Treated Yourself
2. How did I nurture my soul?
3. Where did I grow the most?
4. In what ways did I love myself well?
5. What words do I need to say to myself more often?
6. What word sums up my attitude this past year?
Personal Reflection Questions About How You Spent Your Time
8. What challenged me most and how did I respond?
9. What is something I worried about that I shouldn’t have?
10. What am I so glad I did?
12. What should I have said yes to?
13. What is something I’m proud of myself for doing or trying?
14. What is something I did that made me feel rejuvenated?
15. What did I do to help grow my faith?
16. What am I most grateful for?
17. What mistake did I learn from?
18. What brought me the most peace?
Personal Reflection Questions About How You Treated Others
19. In what ways did I love my husband well?
20. In what ways did I love my children well?
21. What did I do to help bring joy to the people in my life?
What to Do With Your Answers
Look for patterns in your responses. Were all of your best moments of growth and joy spent outside? Then commit to spending more time outdoors. Were some questions more difficult for you to answer or did they make you uncomfortable? Ask yourself why. Was there one question that made you tear up? Spend more time on that one and let it set the tone for the coming year.
What personal reflection question would you add to the list?