Reflective Journal for the end of 2020

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It’s been a turbulent year, but this reflective exercise can help you see it in a different light. The video below suggests one way you may wish to carry out a reflective journaling exercise. (You could even combine it with the gratitude journaling we discussed last week.) Don’t worry if the video doesn’t fully resonate with you. Our prompts below help you to customise the exercise to suit yourself. You can also adapt the activity by drawing instead of writing or simply jotting down a list.



Here’s some other prompts you may wish to use. Don’t let the list overwhelm you, just pick and choose what applies best to you.

Work

  • Keys achievement in my career are…
  • My work makes me feel fulfilled by…

Finances

  • To keep my spending/saving in check, I have… (get some pointers with a money health check)
  • Things I bought on a whim that I didn’t actually need…

Giving Back

  • Ways in which I have made a positive contribution to my community are…
  • I balance giving to others with being kind to myself by…
  • Ways in which I show respect for our planet is…

Health and Wellbeing

  • To take care of myself, I have… (eg. physical activity, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption)
  • I avoid burnout by… (eg. self-care activities)
  • Steps I have taken to increase my resilience are…

Social/Relationships: Family and Friends

  • Ways I’ve spent time with my partner/family/friends are…
  • Moments I have enjoyed with my partner/family/friends are…
  • I need to spend time getting more connected to…/Relationships I should prune are…

Fun and Recreation

  • New hobbies I have discovered are…
  • Places I have visited that I enjoyed exploring…

Self-development

  • New skills I started using this year are…
  • My methods to stay productive include…
  • Good sources of learning for me this year were…

Living Environment

  • To make my home more comfortable, I have…

Spiritual

  • To bring peace into my life, I have… (eg. by being more mindful)
  • I have found purpose in my life by…
  • The values I live by are…

Use what you’ve learned from this exercise to help you set goals for 2021. Our goal-setting blog will be released on Wednesday 6th January 2021, which will contain more guidance in setting your goals for the upcoming year.

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