By Dr. April Minatrea - Clinical PsychologistDec 29, 2017

As we move into the new year, it’s a natural time to look back at the progress we’ve made and set goals for the year ahead.  Below are questions to guide you through a year-end review and give you food for thought about what you want in your life over the coming year.

  1. Who were the 5 most important people in your life?
  2. Who were the new people you met this year?
  3. Is there anyone you need to forgive or apologize to?
  4. What were the major events and most memorable moments of the past year?
  5. What were the biggest changes in your life?
  6. What achievements, milestones, and successes did you celebrate?
  7. What did you check off your bucket list?
  8. What new things did you try?
  9. What did you stop doing this year?  What old things did you let go of?
  10. How are you different than you were a year ago?
  11. What were your biggest influences this past year?  Best books or articles you read?  Classes you took, talks you heard, or videos you watched?  Songs, movies, or shows that impacted you?
  12. What conversations or experiences changed you or how you see the world?
  13. What did you learn this year?
  14. What new ideas, dreams, or goals formed over the past year?
  15. What were your most significant purchases or investments?
  16. What was the best gift you gave?
  17. What was the best gift you got?
  18. What was the biggest risk you took?
  19. What was the biggest challenge you faced? What good came out of it?
  20. What are you most grateful for?

Bonus Question: How do you want to answer these questions a year from now?