If you journal, these are great questions to journal on. If you don’t journal, I invite you to read through and spend a few moments pondering each question for a Closure Exercise to 2017. I think it is important to finalize a year. Taking time to reflect on how much can happen in a year can add richness to our lives and help us build from both opportunities and disappointments. No life experience occurs in vain. There is a lesson in everything.
The following questions are borrowed from a fantastic site called, www.minds-in-bloom.com This list was written by Rachel Lynette in May of 2012 for her elementary age students. I’ve modified them slightly to make them more adult friendly.
- What is something you did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?
- What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?
- What was the nicest thing someone at your business did for you this year?
- What was the most challenging part of this year for you?
- Where is your favorite location to be during your day? Why?
- If you could change one thing that happened this year, what would it be?
- What are 3 things you did this year to help your co-workers and/or your business?
- What are the 3 most important things you learned this year?
- What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year that is easy now?
- In what area of your life do you feel you made the biggest improvements?
- What is your favorite part of the day? Why?
- What is something you taught someone this year?
- Of the books you read or educational type videos you watched this year, what was your favorite? Why?
- What was the best project you completed this year? Why do you think it was the best?
- Which person has made the biggest impact in your life this year? Why?
- What is something you could have done to make this year better?
- What are 6 adjectives that best describe this year?
- Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time, what advice would you give your younger self in January of 2017?
- When you consider the rest of your life, what percentage of what you learned in 2017 do you think will be useful to you?
- What advice would you give others who might encounter similar experiences that you did in 2017?