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Your Year in Review: Reflect, Appreciate and Get Excited for 2020

Posted on 02 January 2020

It's that time of the year to reflect and look back on everything you have experienced, discovered and achieved during the last 12 months.

A yearly review is a great exercise in mindfulness and conscious living. It’s a way to slow down, reminisce about your favourite moments, make you sure you take the time to appreciate all the little and big things that were a part of your life in the past year, and also to draw some conclusions about which kinds of things make you happy and which don’t.

If you are into setting goals and already have some ideas for new year’s resolutions or things you want to achieve in 2020, looking back at your past year will also help to ensure that your goals are truly in line with your priorities and values. 

You’ll find 10 questions below that you can use as prompts to reflect on different aspects of your year. Write your answers down or just think them through in your head. The last 10 questions will get you to think about 2020 and what you want to achieve.

YOUR 2019

  1. If you had to describe your 2019 in 3 words, what would they be?
  2. What new things did you discover about yourself?
  3. What was your favourite place that you visited in 2019?
  4. What was the most important lesson you learnt in 2019?
  5. Which 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?
  6. Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life this year?
  7. What experience would you love to do all over again?
  8. How did your overall outlook on life evolve?
  9. What advice would you give your early-2019 self if you could?
  10. What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year? 

YOUR 2020

  1. What do you want the overarching theme for your 2020 to be?
  2. What do you want to see, discover, explore?
  3. Who do you want to spend more time with in 2020?
  4. What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
  5. Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
  6. What do you want your everyday life to be like?
  7. Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
  8. What do you want to achieve career-wise?
  9. How do you want to remember the year 2020 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?
  10. What is your number one goal for 2020?  

Original article from Anuschka Rees

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