Since 2006, I have spent every New year’s Eve sitting down by myself writing in a journal. I’ve used the same journal for all of these years. I start off with a recap of the year, talking about me and Matt and the things that have happened and then I go through each of the kids. I have to say, it’s pretty cool to look back throughout the years. I started the year that I was pregnant with my Benjamin.
After I recap everything that’s been going on in my life, I start to write down some professional goals and then some personal goals.
It’s a tradition that I love doing. It’s a time for me to reflect and really allow myself to zone in on me, which is something I don’t allow myself to do for often. As a mom, as a wife, as a business woman, as a friend/daughter/sister, etc… I feel like I’m always being pulled in 100 different directions. Sometimes it’s just good to sit and think about yourself and what you truly want out of life.
Do this for yourself this year.
The beauty of a New Year is that it’s 365 days of new beginnings and a new you.
Do you know what’s most important to you? Do you know what you really want in life? Do you know what will make your life more full and more fruitful?
Here is a list of 25 questions. Some are really easy yes or no questions, some are questions you have to think about for a little bit. Take your time. Digest every question. Answer everything. I didn’t want to pose too many questions, I feel like 25 is a perfect number to sit and answer (not to mention, you might have kids calling your name throughout the post).
|What makes you laugh out loud?|
|What’s one thing that you get completely excited and giddy about?|
|Do you feel contentment with certain areas of your life?|
|What’s one thing you want to try this year?|
|Do you take care of your body/mind/soul?|
|What are you grateful for?|
|Is there something missing in your life? What is it?|
|Who is your core group of people? The people you go to for anything/everything. Your tribe.|
|Do you like what you do for a living?|
|How can you make your job more exciting for yourself?|
|What brings you peace?|
|Where’s your favorite place to be on earth?|
|Do you have a journal? Just a place to jot down some thoughts here and there.|
|What are some of your favorite hobbies?|
|Do you give yourself time in your life to do your favorite hobbies?|
|When was the last time you read a book for pleasure?|
|What’s ONE thing you’d love to do this year for yourself?|
|What are you busy with today?|
|How can/could you make your life easier or have less stress?|
|What’s one goal you’d love to set for yourself this year?|
|Who is your best friend?|
|If you could give yourself 30 minutes every single day of something – what would it be?|
|How do you give back?|
|What inspires you?|
|Describe your life right now on 5 words.|