Looking Back: 20 Questions About Last Year

Looking Back: 20 Questions About Last Year

For those of you who know me, you know well that I’m not fond of looking in the rear view mirror! (more on that in this post My Single Best Tip for Getting Unstuck )  I believe that looking back should be reserved mostly for fond memories, or if needed, in an attempt to learn from a situation that did not go as hoped or planned. But dwelling in, or on the past, keeps us firmly stuck in old vibrations, energy and behavior patterns. It’s like driving with the emergency brake on; it prevents us from fully embracing and creating a better future.

But like every rule, there is always one exception. For this one, it’s the end of the year. As the last year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on and celebrate your accomplishments from the year that has just passed.

Here are 20 Questions to revive fond memories, stimulate self reflection, prompt thoughtful change and stir your soul.
Ask. Ponder. Savor. Enjoy.

  1. So what did you accomplish last year?
  2. What were the big achievements?
  3. What are you most proud of?
  4. What brought you the greatest joy?
  5. What is one thing that you did that you thought you couldn’t?
  6. How did this make you grow?
  7. What did you “achieve” that was a “happy accident”?
  8. Who do you know now that you didn’t at the beginning of the year?
  9. With whom did you part ways?
  10. What was a new experience that shaped your life?
  11. And would you like to repeat it?
  12. What would you like to expand on in the year ahead?
  13. And what would you like to leave in the past?
  14. Was there a single bad habit you were able to break?
  15. Were there 2 new good habits that took it’s place?
  16. How did you express yourself creatively?
  17. Were you able to find more peace, joy, freedom? If yes, where? And how?
  18. Where did you love more?
  19. Where did you judge less??In what ways did you surprise yourself?
  20. In what ways did you show yourself love?

 

As we contemplate these questions, they lead us down a road of reflection. We relive, re-experience and process the year just passed. Like a meditation, These few precious moments allow us to savor the sweet memories, bring closure to the challenging ones and set a new course for the year ahead.

If it feels right to you, you may want to journal on these, or simply take a minute to remember and move on. As always, I’d love to read your thoughts and comments below.

Wishing you all the most radiant and wonderful New Year!

From My Heart to Yours,

 

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