10 Self-Reflection Questions to Take into 2024

123-123! This is such a special New Year’s Eve, as the date signals not only new beginnings but simplicity and ease! My hope is for 2024 to be a year of abundant blessings for all, realized with ease and joy!

As we close the chapter on 2023 and open a new one for 2024, I believe it’s important to pause and reflect on our experiences and lessons learned. If you don’t have your own annual process, here is ann exercise that can provide valuable insights into our lives and guide us to make more intentional decisions in the coming year.

With that, here are 10 self-reflection questions to help you prepare for 2024…

Reflecting on this year… 1 thing:

1) What is one thing I learned from doing well? Reflection on our successes can provide valuable insights into what works for us, enabling us to replicate these situations in the future. This question helps us identify our strengths and leverage them for future success.

2) What is one thing I learned from doing not so well? This question allows us to identify areas for improvement. It challenges us to confront our failures and understand what went wrong, providing an opportunity for growth and learning.

3) What is one thing I’m proud of? Acknowledging our achievements encourages a positive mindset and boosts our confidence. It’s important to recognize and celebrate our wins, no matter how small.

4) What is one thing I’m grateful for? Gratitude helps us appreciate the good in our lives, fostering a positive outlook and enhancing our overall wellbeing. Reflecting on what we’re grateful for can improve our mood and outlook on life.

Preparing for next year… 1 thing:

5) How do I want to feel next year (in one word)? This question encourages us to envision our emotional state in the coming year. It’s a great way to set an intention for the emotional tone we want to cultivate.

6) What is one thing I want to improve? This question prompts us to identify areas where we wish to grow. It’s a proactive approach to personal development, pushing us to become better versions of ourselves.

7) What is one thing I want to accomplish or experience? This question encourages us to set goals for the coming year. It’s a great way to focus our energy and efforts towards achieving something meaningful.

Actions to support these desired outcomes… 1 thing:

8) What is one thing I am going to do less of, or stop doing? This question encourages us to identify habits or actions that are not serving us well. It’s a step towards self-improvement and creating a life that aligns with our values and goals.

9) What is one thing I am going to do more of? This question prompts us to identify actions that contribute to our happiness and success. It’s a reminder to prioritize these activities in our daily lives.

10) What is one thing I am going to start doing? This question encourages us to step out of our comfort zone and try new things. It’s a great way to embrace change and foster personal growth.

For the high achievers who love a Bonus Question:

*At least one metric, indicator or system that I will identify and set up for myself, so that I measure and track my actions and progress to hold myself accountable to creating the 2024 that I desire.

This question encourages us to be accountable for our actions and progress. It’s a useful tool for tracking our progress and staying motivated towards achieving our goals.

What surprised you the most?

I’d love to hear about your reflections and plans for the new year. What surprised you the most about your answers to these questions? Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation about our personal growth and aspirations for 2024.

One of my desired outcomes is to be more intentional with my time.

And to support that, one of my intentions in 2024 is to recommit to writing. It clears my head, slows me down, gives me the space to recognize both progress and mistakes, most allows me to capture the lessons along the way, and maybe best of all- helps me gauge time spent on priorities and desired outcomes versus secondary or external factors. I am setting a realistic, manageable goal for myself that aligns with my why- what I shared above… not perfection, quantity or anyone else’s standard or comparison, but what feels good and supportive to me. It feels like something that I want to commit to, not that I have to commit to.

When setting goals for yourself, I encourage you to do the same. It makes the action and process so much more enjoyable and achievable when you’re doing it for you and in a way that’s sustainable.

For me specifically, I am committing to writing at least one blog per month that includes reflections and lessons- both pivots and positives. It is a process for me, and if my experiences, perspectives and lessons can add value to someone else, even better! If you’d like to be included, please subscribe