Self Reflections before the New Year
Hello my loves,
Before we enter a new year, it’s important to take stock of what went well in the last year, what we are proud of ourselves for, how we grew, what we overcame, and more. The energy of what went well will carry forward as momentum into the new year. It’s also just as important to be aware of how we let ourselves down, so we can forgive ourselves and try better going forward.
I recorded a podcast specific to this episode where I guide you through reflection prompts which you can see below or print the journal pages here:
Reflectfion prompts for the new year
You can access the episode here:
The following journal prompts will help you with your look back at your past year, and look ahead to the new year.
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Looking back at the past year:
What went well?
What do I feel proud of myself for?
What am I happy with about myself ?
What did I overcome?
How did I show up for myself?
How did I honour myself?
What did I create?
What did I improve?
How did I take care of myself better?
How did I positively impact others?
How did I improve my wellbeing?
How did I improve the wellbeing of those around me?
What do I want to say goodbye to this year?
What do I want to release?
What are some of the painful lessons I learned this year?
Through these tough moments, what did you learn about yourself?
How did you become better because of them?
What is no longer serving me?
What am I disappointed with myself for?
What did I not do that I wish I had?
How can I forgive myself for this? What can I say to myself to forgive myself?
What do you know now that you didn’t know then?
If I could go back to that scenario, what would I do differently?
Looking ahead into the New Year:
What do I want more of in the year to come?
What do I want to welcome in to my life this year?
What intentions do I want to set in the year ahead?
How do I want to feel in the next year?
What do I want to prioritize?
What do I want to focus on?
What will I make time for?
How do I want to feel about myself through the year?
What do I want to be proud of myself for this time next year?
Take your time and answer the journal prompts that speak to you. Any amount of self reflection you do will benefit you moving forward.
I hope this exercise helps you as you end of this year and begin the next. Remember to carry positive energy moving forward and be kind to yourself as you welcome in new intentions in the new year.
Sending you my love and light and wishing you a very happy New Year lovely,
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