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  • Writer's pictureSarah Tian

Reflect on Your 2021 & Get Ready for 2022!

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

It's almost the end of the year and it's that time again to reflect on the past year before we kick-off 2022! Here are two exercises to help you reflect on your 2021 and set your New Year's Resolutions for 2022!

Exercise #1 (~15 minutes)

These series of questions will get you started in thinking deeply about your 2021 and ensure you got the most out of the year!

  1. List the things you accomplished in 2021 that you are the most proud of.

  2. What are some new things you did? Did you like them? Why and why not?

  3. What are some new habits you formed?

  4. What are some things you did in 2021 that you want to keep doing in 2022?

  5. On the flip side, what are the some things you did not like doing?

  6. What did you do in 2021 to improve your well-being (physical, mental & financial)?

  7. Did you discover anything about yourself in 2021 that is new to you?

Exercise #2 (~30-45 minutes)

If you have time for a more comprehensive dive into your past year, you could try the exercise below.

  1. Split your paper into 6 areas with the following subheadings:

1) Work/Studies

2) Finances

3) Relationships

4) Physical & Mental Well-Being

5) Hobbies/Fun

6) Self-Development

2. Under each of the areas above, write down the things you did well and things that

you could improve on.

Below are some questions to get you started:

1) Work/Studies - What did you accomplish at work/in your studies that you are proud

of? What could you have done better in your work/in your studies?

2) Finances - What did you do this past year to improve your finances? What habits did

you build to improve your financial well-being? What did you spend your money on

that was really worth it? What did you buy that you now regret?

3) Relationships - What new relationships did you form this year? Did you strengthen

any old relationships? What could you have done better to improve your relationships

with your family and friends?

4) Physical & Mental Well-Being - What did you do this year to improve your physical

and mental health? Are there things you did that harmed your mental/physical well-

being? What are some things you could have done to improve your mental/physical


5) Hobbies/Fun - What are some things you did just for fun? What new hobbies did

you develop? Is there anything you wish you did for fun but did not do?

6) Self-Development - What did you learn this year? In what ways did you "grow"?

What are some things you want to learn but did not get to?

3. Examine the things you wrote down that you want to improve on. Then write down the top 3 goals under each of the 6 areas.

I hope going through these exercises puts a perfect closure to your 2021 and make you feel ready and excited for the new year!

I hope your 2022 is filled with LOTS of love & joy! :)


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