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1. One Word
Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?
(Author: Gwen Bell)
What piece of writing are you most proud of from 2011? How does this piece differ from your other pieces?
3. Year in Review
As you reflect back on the happenings of 2011, what were your high points and what were your low points? What do you notice as you look back on the year as a whole?
How have your standards of beauty shifted in the past year?
What has been your favorite book (or books if you can’t pick just one) that you’ve read this year?
What can you do to add ease to 2012?
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” (David Viscott) What is your gift to give?
We often learn about our limits the hard way. Were there any limits you realized this past year? Alternately, what self-imposed limits were you able to move beyond this year?
If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
10. Soul Food
How do you nourish your soul? What activities are essential nutrients for your soul’s well-being?
What is the one thing that you are most looking forward to in 2012?
It’s easy to focus on our mistakes—to reflect with 20/20 hindsight and berate ourselves for what went wrong. Bring your awareness to a mistake you’ve made over the past year. Unveil one positive lesson from that mistake. How can you actively use this lesson moving forward?
What are the things (or people or animals) in this world that you love the most.
What have you done well over the past year—the little stuff and the big stuff? How do you celebrate the positives?
The easiest way to overcome fear is to confront it. Rather than brainstorming reasons to avoid your “fear,” shift your attention to the reasons for confronting your fear. What fear would you like to overcome in 2012?
Over the past year have you experienced any major/minor life transitions? How has your life changed?
What are three things that make you feel the most blissed out? What can you do in 2012 to invite more of that into your life?
18. Ordinary Sparkling Moments
Reflect on the ordinary moments that bring you joy (e.g., the tea pot whistling, the sun setting). What moments would you like to relish in the coming year?
What does a joyful life look like for you?
Where do you feel most safe, most free to be yourself—where you let down your guard?
What can you do to add a spark of mischief into your life?
What do you consider to be every day magic in your life?
What was the most creative thing you did in 2011? How do you plan to use your creativity in 2012? (Note: creative does not always mean artistic. Think outside the box here. Get creative!)
What was one thing that surprised you in 2011?
What ritual(s) would you like to introduce into your life?
What crazy and wild dream was born in 2011?
What will you say no to in 2012?
What will you say yes to in 2012 that you didn’t say yes to in 2011?
*Unless otherwise noted, the individual prompts have been created by myself and Tiffany Moore.