I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. They are fine for people who believe in them, particularly if they have the perseverance to stay with them throughout the year. I prefer on-going self-awareness and evaluation that leads to improvement and habit-change throughout the year.
Still, approaching a new year does cause us to reflect on the past year, and think about things we would like to be different in the coming year. I offer here a few questions that may help you with this kind of self-reflection:
- What happened in my life this past year that gave me the most energy or joy? How can I create more of these kinds of happenings in the coming year?
- What in the past year has drained me of energy? How can I have less of these kinds of experiences in the next year?
- What did I accomplish this past year that gave my life more meaning?
- What do I want to do next year that will give my life more meaning?
- What did I do this year to help someone else have a better life?
- What would I like to do next year to make the world a better place?
- Of what do I need to let go next year to create something new or be more focused on what I really want?
- What can I do (or not do) each day/week/month to be more self-aware and more engaged in the kind of life I want for myself?
- What wrongs do I need to forgive, or bridges do I need to build, to have better relationships in the coming year?
- If I could accomplish only one thing next year, what would it be?
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