There are only a few days left in the year! Some scramble to finish goals strong and others wish that they hadn’t given up on a goal. Can you relate? Maybe you are someone that didn’t set goals for the past year. Maybe you are wondering how to make the coming year a more meaningful and focused year. Journaling is a helpful tool for gathering your end of the year thoughts. Read below for journal prompts for the end of the year.
Did you try the holiday journal prompts?
Before we get to the end of the year journal prompts, did you try any of the holiday journal prompts for the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? The prompt I had the most success with was the one that encouraged going back through the day to identify where others helped you and where you were helped by others.
If you tried any of the holiday journal prompts, I would love your thoughts on them. Leave me a comment on this page.
End of the Year Journal Prompts on Celebrations
If you missed my post on celebrating your successes you can read it now. It’s important to celebrate your wins from the year. One way to acknowledge your wins and reflect on them is to journal about it.
- What is one success that I celebrated well?
- Were there any successes that I could have celebrated better? If so, name them. Is there a win that I haven’t celebrated?
- How can I improve my process for coming up with ways to celebrate and following through with those celebrations?
End of the Year Journal Prompts on Attitude
- What was the most helpful attitude that I embraced this year? (What helped me grow?)
- What was the least helpful attitude that I embraced this year? (What held me back?)
- How can I begin to change the least helpful attitude?
End of the Year Journal Prompts on Clarity
- Am I resisting setting a goal in a particular area or not acting on a desire to change?
- If so, am I resisting the goal, or not acting on the desire to change, because I am afraid of either success or failure? Name the fear specifically.
- What area in my life causes me the most pain and struggle right now? (There’s so much room to grow!)
Try the journal prompts for the end of the year!
Journaling can seem intimidating, especially if it’s not a habit. However, it is a great tool for processing and gathering thoughts. I hope that the above journal prompts will get the wheels turning for you. Grab a pen, or pencil if you like, and let’s start writing! Write with the intention of reflecting on what went well this year and what needs improvement, so that next year will be even better!
Behavior Challenge: Pick one of the three categories of celebrations, attitude, and clarity to journal about each day of the remaining days of the year.
How do you reflect on your year?
Is there an area of focus that I didn’t mention that you journal about at the end of the year?
For more reading on attitudes that will help you grow:
What is a Limiting Belief and Why Should We Care?
For more reading on clarity:
2 Ways to Cope When You Don’t Know the End Goal