We’re at the end of 2022, and for many of us, the end of every year is the best time to reflect on what we have achieved and where we might have failed and, of course, plan for the new year ahead of us.
To help you get started, this post includes 50 questions you can use as cues to reflect on various aspects of your year. You may also use this simple worksheet with all the questions. Download it here: Year in Review.
Here are 50 Questions to help you reflect, appreciate and get excited!
1 If you had to describe your 2022 in three words, what would they be?
2 What, or who, are you most thankful for?
3 What new things did you discover about yourself?
4 What single achievement are you most proud of?
5 What was the best news you received?
6 What was your favorite place that you visited in 2022?
7 Which of your personal qualities were the most helpful this year?
8 Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
9 Which new skills did you learn?
10 What one event are you going to tell your grandchildren about?
11 If someone wrote a book about your year, what genre would it be?
12 What was the most important lesson you learned in 2021?
13 Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
14 What five people did you most enjoy spending time with?
15 What was your biggest breakthrough moment career-wise?
16 How did your relationship with your family evolve?
17 What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
18 What was the best compliment that you received this year?
19 What little things did you most enjoy during your daily life?
20 What cool things did you create this year?
21 What did you think about more than anything else?
22 What topics did you most enjoy learning about?
23 What new habits did you cultivate?
24 What advice would you give your early-2022 self if you could?
25 Did any parts of yourself or your life do a 180 this year?
26 What had the most significant positive impact on your life this year?
27 What was your most frequent mental state?
28 Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life?
29 What was your favorite moment spent with friends?
30 What primary goal did you lay the foundations for this year?
31 Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?
32 What one experience would you choose to repeat if you could?
33 What was the best gift you received?
34 How did your overall outlook on life evolve?
35 What was the biggest problem you solved?
36 What was the funniest moment, one that still makes you burst out laughing?
37 What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
38 What one thing would you do differently and why?
39 What do you deserve a pat on the back for?
40 What activities made you lose track of time?
41 What do you want the overarching theme for your 2023 to be?
42 What do you want to see, discover, and explore?
43 Whom do you want to spend more time with within 2023?
44 What skills do you want to learn, improve, or master?
45 Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
46 What do you want your everyday life to be like?
47 Which habits do you want to change, cultivate, or get rid of?
48 What do you want to achieve career-wise?
49 How do you want to remember the year 2023 when you look back on it 20 years from now?
50 What is your number one goal for 2023?
Ask yourself these questions, take a step back, and look at the bigger picture. When you finally have the bigger picture, you can figure out how to carry what you have discovered into 2023. You will find yourself having a better year next year with all your newly found awareness.