Reflecting on what you want to do differently in the New Year is natural. It’s important to remember before setting goals and New Year’s Resolutions. This includes what went well in the past year and things that could have improved. It’s essential to take some time to reflect and think about what went well and what did not. This will help you discover your deeper desires and dreams and set new goals. A list of mindful journaling questions can help you find clarity, insight, and ease when starting a contemporary journaling or goal-setting practice.
Why Use Mindful Journaling
Journaling is a great way to enhance mindfulness, meditation, or yoga. It allows us to focus better on what we can improve and helps us see ourselves more clearly. We gain insight into ourselves and our values by writing down our experiences. It can be beneficial in reflecting on our past and making decisions about the future. Journaling can be a helpful way to determine our goals and growth opportunities. This is an excellent way to ensure you get them next Year.
Journaling prompts to help you be mindful in the New Year
Our mindful journaling topics are divided into two categories: Reflecting on the past and Looking to the Year Ahead. Choose a few writing prompts to guide your journaling for the New Year. Plan a time for you to journal after selecting your questions. You can create rituals using candles, music, incense, or chanting mantras. Before writing, consider starting with a yoga or meditation practice.
Reflect on the Year that has passed with these prompts
It’s a good idea to reflect on your past and consider what went well. If you feel stuck or unhappy in a particular area of your life but have made progress elsewhere, it’s time to reflect on the past year with curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness.
What was my most significant success in the past Year? What were my goals?
What were my challenges last Year? What challenges did I face the previous Year?
What did I do last year to change my life? What was the impact on me?
What is the best word to describe this past Year? Why?
What has been the most important thing I have done to grow this past Year?
What was my biggest lesson from last Year?
How has my yoga and meditation practice grown over the past Year?
What is the most crucial memory I would like to have from this Year? What is my favorite memory?
What was my happiest time of the Year? What was my saddest moment of the Year?
Was there something I once perceived as a mistake but can now see as a blessing?
Who has inspired me most and why?
Who has been the biggest supporter or encourager of me this Year?
I look forward to with prompts.
Journaling your thoughts about the coming Year is an excellent way to set goals for the New Year. You can add new goals if you have already written them down. You can take a moment to reflect on what you want for the coming year, even if you still need to write something down.
What do I want to learn or experience over the next 12 months?
What are my goals and dreams for next Year?
What are my most significant weaknesses, and how can I improve them?
What can I accomplish this year to bring me closer to my ideal life?
What are my biggest fears and concerns? What are my fears and anxieties?
How can I become more mindful and present in my daily life?
What can I change or do to bring more happiness, joy, and peace into my life?
How can I increase my sense of peace, happiness, and spirituality in life?
What can I do to develop my compassion, understanding, and connection?
What do I have to forgive? Where do I have to let go of anger and frustration?
What bad habits do I want to break? What new patterns would I like to adopt in the coming Year?
What self-care, health, and wellness practices would I like to try in the New Year?
What could I do to make my life more rewarding and fulfilling?
What could I do to gain more wisdom and insight?