I know from direct experience, I do not learn from experience itself nearly as much as I learn from reflecting on experience.

This year I’ll be reflecting with this:

What have I done in the past year that I feel good about?

What was difficult about this last year?

What lessons have I learned? What skills have I acquired?reflection

Who contributed to my success?

What did I do this year that I have never done before?

What is the biggest risk I took this year?

What am I most grateful for from this past year?

What important decisions did I make?

What important intentions or goals did I have that I didn’t reach? Why?

What held me back this year?

What mistakes did I make? What did I learn from them?

How was my life consistent with what I value? What should I do about the inconsistencies?

Where did I not take responsibility?

What would be good for me to let go of and not carry into next year?

What do I wish I had done more of this year? Less of?

How am I different this year than last year?

“Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy and happiness to ourselves and others.” Thich Nhat Hanh.

~ The author of these reflection questions is unknown but rumored to live within the circles of Refuge Recovery.  #thanks

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