This time of year really is full of enjoyable experiences (for most of us). The food, the parties, seeing old friends and getting together with family. It really is one of the most heartwarming parts of the calendar. It is also a great time to look back over the last 12 months and see what you have achieved. It is the perfect time for a little self reflection.
The art of self reflection is often dismissed as well not particularly important. However, it is an absolutely critical part of your personal growth. Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. It couldn’t be more important and this is the perfect time of year to do it.
So in order to maximise your ability to reflect it is important to ask the right questions. Without the right line of enquiry you may never really unearth those nuggets of gold that can only be unearthed by looking at yourself critically. So here is a list of 15 questions that will help give you greater focus when reflecting on the last twelve months.
- What am I most proud of this year?
- Where am I compared to where I thought I would be?
- What projects have I completed?
- What have I found most difficult this year?
- What have I found easy?
- What is currently holding me back?
- Where can I improve?
- What do my finances look like?
- Can I improve my use of time?
- How am I spending my free time?
- How is my Health?
- How are my personal relationships?
- What I can do to improve those relationships?
- Is there more I could be doing in terms of my mental and physical well being?
- In what ways has fear held me back?
- Where do I need to let go?
- Who do I need to forgive?
- What habits do I need to work on?
- How can I be kinder to myself?
- Where do I want to be this time next year?
These questions can act as excellent prompts to get you thinking deeply about yourself and what you have done this year. It will help you reflect on where you can improve and provide some perspective on what is important to you.
Are there any questions not on the list you use? Are there any particular prompts you live by in order to reflect on your life? If so, we would love to read about them so leave a comment below.
Merry Christmas to you all.