Another 12 month cycle is coming to a close, making it a good time to stop and reflect upon the year we’ve just had. Whether or not you celebrate the new year on Jan 1st, in February for Chinese new year, March 20th on Spring Equinox, on Samhain, or any other time of the year, taking inventory of all we have accomplished, given, and how much we have grown, is a beneficial way to begin a new cycle. If you’re like me, you’ll have to scroll through photos, social media posts, journal entries, emails, etc. to try to remember it all!
Some things you may want to consider are:
Moments you’re proud of
Goals you’ve met
How much you’ve given back to the world
What’s most important to you
How your priorities have changed
Ways in which you’ve grown…habits you’ve broken, positive changes you’ve made, lessons you’ve learned, etc.
Places you’ve traveled, classes you’ve taken, new things you’ve tried, adventures large and small, things you’ve discovered
What you’ve learned
Disappointments…with the intention of asking if it still serves you, what you learned from it, how can you improve things going forward, etc.
Where you invest your energy the most
What inspired you
Things you started but never finished
People you met/Friends made/lost
Obstacles or challenges you overcame
What did you learn about yourself
Moments of Joy
Books you read, concerts or live performances you saw
How you took care of your health
Was self-love/care a priority
Were there any repeating themes
After you’ve spent a decent amount of time reflecting (this may take you the rest of the month) write out how you want the next year to look. What would you like to take with you into the new year and what would you like to leave behind?
Here is a very brief version of my year in review!