Yearly Review: 50 Questions to reflect, appreciate, and get PUMPED for 2016


Can you believe it?

The end of 2015 is here – holy smokes where did this year go?!

As this season’s festivities start winding down, I find this time to be the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year.

Look back over everything you’ve experienced, achieved, and discovered over the past 12 months. What were your high moments? What were the unfortunate lows? What did you learn about yourself this year that will impact how you take on 2016?

A yearly review is an important practice in mindfulness and conscious living. It helps you slow down, reminiscence about your favorite moments, appreciate all the little and big things that were a part of your life, and ultimately help you draw conclusions on what things make you happy and which things don’t.

While I used to reflect on my year in a general sense, I’ve found adding a little structure to my thought process can help ensure any goals I create for the upcoming year will be aligned with my priorities and values – one of the keys to setting goals with more intention.

So to prompt you in your yearly review I’ve pulled 50 questions to help you reflect, appreciate, and get pumped for 2016 from my blogger crush Into Mind.

The first 40 questions help you review and dissect different aspects of your year, while the last 10 questions will get you ready for goal planning in 2016.

You can go over the questions below – write them down, think about them in your head, or talk them over with a friend or significant other.

I’ve also created a downloadable cheat sheet if you’re someone who’d rather have a hard copy to help you reflect. Click here to download!

I’ll be back New Year’s Eve to share my answers to all 50 questions as well as do a yearly recap of Kinks! So be sure to stop by :)

Until then….

Reflect & Appreciate Your 2015

1.What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about?

2.If you had to describe your 2015 in 3 words, what would they be?

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 2015?

7.Which of your personal qualities turned out to be 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, or who, are you most thankful for?

11.If someone wrote a book about your life in 2015, what kind of genre would it be? A comedy, love story, drama, film noir or something else?

12.What was the most important lesson you learnt in 2015?

13.Which mental block(s) did you overcome?

14.What 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?

15.What was your biggest break-through moment career-wise?

16.How did your relationship to your family evolve?

17.What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?

18.What was your favorite compliment that you received this year?

19.What little things did you most enjoy during your day-to-day life?

20.What cool things did you create this year?

21.What was your most common mental state this year (e.g. excited, curious, stressed)?

22.Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life this year?

23.What was your favorite moment spent with your friends?

24.What major goal did you lay the foundations for?

25.Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?

26.What experience would you love to do all over again?

27.What was the best gift you received?

28.How did your overall outlook on life evolve?

29.What was the biggest problem you solved?

30.What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it?

31.What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?

32.What one thing would you do differently and why?

33.What do you deserve a pat on the back for?

34.What activities made you lose track of time?

35.What did you think about more than anything else?

36.What topics did you most enjoy learning about?

37.What new habits did you cultivate?

38.What advice would you give your early-2015 self if you could?

39.Did any parts of yourself or your life do a complete 180 this year?

40.What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?

Get PUMPED For 2016

41.What do you want the overarching theme for your 2016 to be?

42.What do you want to see, discover, explore?

43.Who do you want to spend more time with in 2016?

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 2016 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?

50.What is your number one goal for 2016?

Click to download the Yearly Review cheat sheet!

| Original Photo by Simon Becchetti |

2 Responses to Yearly Review: 50 Questions to reflect, appreciate, and get PUMPED for 2016

  1. Oh my gosh this questions are great!!! I wish I checked this out sooner! I should still do them anyways :) I hope you had a wonderful year and thank you for all your positivity! :) Happy New Year!