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A New Year Reflection Exercise

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano & Katherine Oakes

Photography by Photographed by Michelle Drewes

If you haven’t fully recapped 2022 or made goals for 2023 (even if it’s simply “surviving”), you’re not alone. Luckily, there’s no time like the present to take stock of the year that’s passed and fully embrace the new year. To get you started, we’ve listed 10 reflection questions below to guide you through some early 2023 journaling. After completing this exercise ourselves, we love to huddle with our partner or a few friends who have also went through the exercise, to share our takeaways and clue others into our 2023 intentions. Enjoy!

What 2022 accomplishments am I most proud of?

In which areas did I struggle most in 2022?

Which friends supported me most this year? And which friendships shifted?

Name 3-5 (or more!) positive memory-making experiences from 2022.

Name a few negative memory-making experiences.

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

What am I most grateful for in 2022?

What do I want more of in 2023?

What do I want less of in 2023?

What are my 2023 goals and/or intentions?

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