New Year Reflection Questions to Ask Yourself

Besides being a merry holiday, New Year offers a great chance to reinvent some spheres in our lives. It brings to mind the notion that we can move in any direction we choose (or at least dream about it). We can set goals and, with some luck, in a year’s time, we can make it a highly memorable episode in our life!

If you are already pondering over your resolution list, make sure you won’t forget about healthy ones aimed at bettering your well-being:

  • To allot enough time for caring for yourself
  • To treat yourself with more empathy and compassion
  • To entertain yourself more, have fun
  • To find ways to express your creativity to the full
  • To bond more with your dearest relatives and friends
  • To jump at any opportunity to foster love to yourself.

The point is that your glorious resolutions don’t need to be very tremendous, changing your whole life in a matter of few months. Just by giving yourself more opportunities to care about your unique individuality and getting in touch with your creativity, you can make the oncoming year a much warmer and friendlier period than you could have been expecting.

Here are several questions that may help you in your pre-new year reflections as you attempt to conjure up a picture of your new lifestyle after you have made your achievements.

New Year Reflection Questions

About the past year: can you remember an episode that is your favorite one? What exactly made it so exciting and memorable?

  • What situation proved to be the year’s most challenging one?
  • Did you have any unexpected pleasure and what was it?
  • Do you remember any grave obstacles and teasers that seemed devastating back then, but later on you were glad and thankful you had them?
  • Have you felt you have grown over the year? What could be the main cause of this evolvement?
  • What were past year’s things you felt grateful for because they made your life brighter?
  • What difficulties have you encountered over the past twelve months? Did they help you to get better, develop, grow?
  • Were there any risks that you took and were glad you did?
  • Have you acquired any beliefs in the past year that were new to you?
  • Can you think of a dozen things in so many past months that made you feel thankful?
  • What words would you use to describe yourself? What would be your most advantageous traits?
  • What would you remember the year for? Has it taught you any important lessons for the future?
  • If you were sure of success, what would you venture to accomplish?
  • If you knew you would fail, what would you attempt nevertheless?
  • Do you have any restricting apprehensions or opinions that stand in the way of your dreams? Is there a way to get rid of them?
  • What will be your main ruling values and principles in the next year’s activities?
  • What can be done to increase your appreciation of life and your feeling of gratitude?
  • Just how important is self-care for you? What preferable activities do you employ? Do you think you will need more active self-care in the coming year?
  • Would there be time for having fun and using your creative abilities? Would you need more time for that?
  • How many times did you experience true happiness and delight? Can you let these feelings enter your life more frequently?
  • Can you identify your worst time waster in the past twelve months?
  • What did you remember as the most productive time back then?
  • Is there a relationship that you want to cultivate further over the next year?

  • Is there anyone in your life who should receive higher appreciation from you?
  • How can you enhance your ways of socializing and communicating?
  • Is there something you can do to strengthen yourself in body and mind for several minutes every day?
  • What changes should be introduced into your mornings to make your routine prepare you better for a successful day ahead?
  • Are there ways for you to be more compassionate to yourself in the future? What can you do when your inner critic shows up and you begin to act unkindly towards yourself?
  • Is there something you would like to have more of? What should you do to ensure more of this something?
  • What had better be absent from your life? What can you do to get rid of outdated beliefs, people and other things that clutter up your life?
  • Is there something you have been dreaming about but haven’t come round to actually do it? Would it be possible to do it in the coming year?
  • Which of the plans in your long-term wish list can come to fruition or get started on in the nearest months?
  • Can you think of one change to be introduced to your life to make it quieter and more peaceful?
  • How would you like to see yourself after this year has elapsed? What changes would be welcome?

It would be more interesting if you wrote down the answers in a special writing pad. Settle down with some coffee and do it – then you can re-read your wishes and ideas after a couple of months or after half-year and rectify your life accordingly. Keep in touch with your desires!

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