15 Questions to Harness the Power of Reflection for Self-Love and Growth Before the New Year

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In my journey as a healer and someone experiencing healing, I have evolved into a practitioner that centers everything around a transpersonal and mindfulness approach. I believe that so much of our human experience can be shaped by our connection to ourselves, the world around us, and the power of awareness in that connectedness. A key to walking a journey of awareness and connection comes through reflection. It is in reflection, that we learn to really see ourselves and the world around us. In reflection, we can learn to honor ourselves. In reflection, we can learn to be our best selves. In reflection, we can learn to the ultimate powers of love in the form of self-love and acceptance.

There is a time for looking forward, but there is also a time, to sit in the now, and also, reach back into the past. The past is a great teacher. The past can be a source of power. The past can be a source of growth. So as the month, year, and decade come to an end, I want to provide some great reflective questions, that give you space to connect to yourself, honor and celebrate the 2019 version of who you were!

How did I live out my purpose?

What are major lessons I learned?

What relationships am I most grateful for and why?

What experiences am I most grateful for and why?

What were the greatest challenges of 2019? What did they offer me to see about myself, others or the world?

What experiences brought me joy and why?

What did self-care look like across the 8 dimensions of wellness?

SAMHSA 8 Dimensions of Wellness

What commitments did I make to myself that I honored? Why where these significant?

How did I practice the 5 Commandments of Self-Love?

What was a pattern or theme that kept emerging that I can focus on next year?

What am I proud of in 2019? Why?

What is something I learned or re-learned about myself?

What are strengths that I leaned on in 2019 that I can celebrate?

In what ways did I grow?

Take your time, and really dive as deep as possible into these questions. It’s no rush. Just remember, silence the critical voice, and be the cheerleader that you need to really acknowledge and accept the light, strength, and greatness within yourself. As my life coach always reminded me, which I in turn remind others, be gentle with yourself.

Happy new year!

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