Instead of creating many goals for yourself, it’s even more important to reflect first on our previous year — learn from all our wins & lessons, and create a new vision and intention for the New Year.
As you look back on your year, are you currently feeling this way?
You feel like you haven’t done anything this past year
You look at your peers and they seem like they’re way ahead of you
You feel overwhelmed and not sure where to begin
You try to create many new year resolutions for yourself but not sure which ones are the most important
STOP whatever is going on in your head right now and repeat after me:
I am exactly at where I need to be right now.
I am patient, and I trust that everything is working in my favor.
I am on my own path. I will stay in my own lane.
Most people overestimate what they can do in a year, and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years. – Bill Gates
Please do not compare yourself with anyone else. We are all unique in our own ways and walking our own path. Do not compare your chapter 1 with someone else’s chapter 20.
Before planning for the New Year, here are 7 questions to ask yourself:
For appreciating how far you’ve come:
1.What kind of person was I in the beginning of the year, and what kind of person am I now?
2. What were my proud moments (big & small) this year?
3. What lessons have I learned?
For being grateful:
4. What brought me joy this year?
5. Who helped me to be a better person this year?
For setting new vision and intentions:
6. What do I choose to let go of from this year, and what do I choose to bring with me into the New Year?
7. What 2-3 aspects of my life do I want to focus on in the New Year? (relationships, career, health, self care…etc.)
I hope you will find these questions useful! I recommend spending some time to answer these questions by writing them down or typing them out digitally.
Putting your thoughts into words are really powerful because this action allows you to step back and examine your own thinking as an outsider. Which is also why I highly recommend journaling as a tool for building mindfulness.
For even more guiding questions, I created a free 5-page workbook to help you create more clarity and set intention in the New Year. Grab a copy below.
I love this! Especially the first question, it’s amazing how much we can grow and change in only a year
Yes! Those growing pains were so worth it. We only realize how much we’ve grown looking back!
These are such important questions! I think that reflecting on the past year is super important in order to understand where you are going. Thank you for this!
I can’t agree more. Glad you enjoyed this post Jeni!
I love this! Great prompts! And I signed up for the workbook! Can’t wait to see what’s in store!
Yay I’m SO happy! Thank you Laura hope you find it useful!
Love these questions, what a great way to sum up the year that was, and plan for this year ?
So glad to hear Amy 🙂 Cheers to a great year!