2015 Reflection: 16 Questions To Ask Yourself Before 2016

Written by

Katie Hintz-Zambrano & Katherine Oakes

9:00 am
12/28/15

Photographed by Michelle Drewes

Before you start listing your goals for 2016, we think it’s only right to sit down and reflect on everything that’s happened in your life in 2015—the challenges, the triumphs, the things you’ve left behind, and the things you’re taking with you into the new year. To get you started, we’ve listed some questions below that’ll help you take stock of the past year. We suggest making yourself a tall mug of tea (or glass of bubbly), grabbing a notebook, and some alone time to get started (heck, book a spa day and do it there!). Then, feel free to set a date to go over your thoughts with your partner or a group of girlfriends.

What 2015 accomplishments am I most proud of?

What are some takeaways from those triumphs?

In which areas did I struggle most in 2015?

Which of these difficult situations did I overcome? (Or work to overcome?)

Which friends supported me most this year?

Which friendships changed and shifted?

What are some new skills that I learned?

What are some things I’ve learned to accept about myself this year?

Name 3-5 positive memory-making experiences from 2015.

Name a couple of negative memory-making experiences.

In which areas did I see the most personal growth and change?

What did I learn about myself in 2015?

What am I most grateful for in 2015?

What did I gain in 2015? What did I lose?

What things do I want to leave behind in 2015?

Which things do I want to take with me into 2016?

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Larissa von Buchwaldt

What a good and inspiring way to reflect and start again… Thank you!
Larissa (Hamburg, Germany)

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