New Year’s Questions – An Exercise to Begin the New Year

I picked these questions up at a wonderful workshop I attended a few years ago and have found them very useful.

Before beginning a new year in full force, it can be supportive to complete and acknowledge the previous year. I hope that spending a few minutes with the following questions will help you complete the last year and start the new year on a strong note!

Completing and Remembering the past year

  • What was your biggest triumph in the past year?
  • What was the smartest decision you made in the past year?
  • What one word best sums up and describes your past year experience?
  • What was the greatest lesson you learned in the past year?
  • What was the most loving service you performed in the past year?
  • What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in the past year?
  • What are you most happy about completing in the past year?
  • Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in the past year?
  • What was the biggest risk you took in the past year?
  • What was the biggest surprise in the past year?
  • What important relationship improved the most in the past year?
  • What compliment would you liked to have received in the past year?
  • What compliment would you liked to have given in the past year?
  • What else do you need to do or say to be complete with the past year?

Creating the coming year

  • How will you acknowledge those who most impacted your life last year?
  • What would you like to be your biggest triumph in the coming year?
  • What advice would you like to give yourself in the coming year?
  • What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in the coming year?
  • What would you be most happy about completing in the coming year?
  • What major indulgence are you willing to experience in the coming year?
  • What would you most like to change about yourself in the coming year?
  • What are you looking forward to learning in the coming year?
  • What do you think your biggest risk will be in the coming year?
  • What about your work are you most committed to changing and improving in the coming year?
  • What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in the coming year?
  • What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in the coming year?
  • Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in the coming year?
  • What one word would you like to have as your theme in the coming year?

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