Good morning friends, how are you? Unintentionally I took some time off from the blog, we have guests, have had to attend some end of the year meetings about the house and landscape and honestly, I’ve been tired from the holidays. But today I wanted to pop back in and say hello, to ask you a few questions and of course to wish you a very Happy New Year!
New Years Eve Reflection Questions to Ask Yourself
The end of the year is upon us and traditionally this is the time that people think about changes in their lives, lifestyle, health, job, etc. Because the last two years we have been stuck in place, both literally and figuratively, I am hoping that this year is the year we can resume and reclaim our lives. Covid and aging has changed my life and priorities have shifted; things, possessions, and goals that in the past seemed important to me are not any longer.
Resolutions are something that I made when I was younger and like most everyone else after a few weeks gave up on. Instead as I reflect back on 2021 I have been asking myself questions about what I what, where I want to go, what I want to be and do with my time, what is important to me now as I emerge slowly from my Covid cocoon and start the new year.
25 Reflection Questions to Help Guide You in the New Year
There are an infinite number of questions you could ask yourself about your health, relationships, work, school, finances, goals, etc. These are the 25 questions that I wrote in my journal to reflect on this week and to use a a guide as I write my goals for the year.
Your questions may or may not be similar to mine and that is what makes us unique, if nothing else these questions could be used as a starting point for you.
My 25 Reflection Questions
1. What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do more of that?
2. What would you try if you knew that you could not fail?
3. What would you like your triumph to be by the end of this year?
4. What class or skill would you like to take or learn this year?
5. How would you like your life to change this year?
6. What does success look like for you in the upcoming year and how do you need to redefine your definition of success?
7. What creative projects do you want to work on this year?
8. What is your single biggest challenge in making this year “off the charts” in your eyes? What are you committed to doing to overcome this challenge?
9. What preventative health measures would you like to incorporate into your daily life?
10. What types of food would you like to incorporate more of in your life this year?
11. How would you like to spend your free time?
12. Who are the people in your life that you would like to spend more time with?
13. What’s most valuable in your life right now?
14. Is there anything about yourself that you would like to change this year?
15. What gift would you like to give yourself this year?
16. What are you going to do outside of your comfort zone this year?
17. What do you want to let go of that doesn’t serve you?
18. What are you most excited about for the upcoming year?
19.What do you promise yourself that you will absolutely do this year?
20. What is the best thing that happened in 2021?
21. What was your biggest personal change in 2021?
22. In what ways did you grow? Spiritually? Emotionally? Physically?
23. What was the biggest thing you learned this past year?
24. What was the most challenging part of your work? And the most enjoyable?
25. What would you have done differently?
How to Use the Reflection Questions
It is important to pause and reflect on the year before moving on, it is what helps us to see what is working and what isn’t, what we learned, what we want to forget, and to see the “good, bad and the ugly.”
You can answer some of the 25 questions, or pick and choose a few or sit down and write your own list. Then take some time and write down your answers. Keep the list and the answers in your notebook, journal or agenda and look back and them every few weeks to see if your are on course for your goals.
Before you go can I ask you a few questions? I have been blogging for a long time(10 years) and the world of social media and blogging has changed immeasurably. I am not a food blogger, or a book blogger, or a home blogger, nor am I a diy blogger, I thought I was a “lifestyle blogger” but I have since been informed that there is no such thing. I really have no niche and that leads to my question(s).
1. Why do you read Pinecones & Acorns?
2. Is there a topic that you specifically come here to read?
3. What would you like to see more of on the blog?
I will do my best to incorporate more of your suggestions in the new year.
We are staying in this evening and having a low key celebration, I might not even make it until midnight but if you are hosting a party for two or more you might enjoy a cranberry champagne cocktail?
Or if you are hosting a crowd, a bowl full of cranberry bourbon punch.
I hope that you have a safe evening if you are headed out to party and to ring in the new year. Happy New Year, I will see you in 2022.
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