Questions To Ask For a Year Of Intention

The beginning of a new year signifies a fresh start and presents us with the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months, encouraging us to look forward with excitement. If you’re keen to learn from your experiences and consider how you can improve your life; these are the questions you should ask yourself to focus your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions, so that you can make the changes that enable you to take back control of your life.


  · What is my attitude towards life?
  · How has that affected my experiences?
  · What lessons did I learn this year?
  · Did my life philosophy, spirituality, or approach to life serve me well?
  · What have I been doing (and continue to do) that is not serving me well?
  · What have I achieved this year that I am proud of?
  · What have I put off doing?
  · Have I focused on making positive changes?
  · What am I passionate about and wish to invest more time into?
  · What are some of my negative habits?
  · What are some of my aspirations for the next 12 months?
  · How have I been using my “free time”?
  · Have I been “present in the moment” or distracted?
  · What feelings have dominated the past year?
  · Am I proud of who I am, and decisions I make, and how I behave?
  · Am I living a life that is meaningful to me?
  · Am I being true to my morals and convictions?


  · How are my relationships between myself, friends, family, and coworkers?
  · Which of my relationships have flourished?
  · Which of my relationships are toxic?
  · How do I feel about the encounters I've experienced this year?
  · Am I holding onto resentment towards myself or others?
  · What can I learn for the past encounters/exchanges I have experienced?
  · How do I treat other people?
  · How do I expect people to treat me?
  · In what ways can I improve my relationships?


  · What have I enjoyed about work this year?
  · Am I working towards work-related changes?
  · Am I happy with my work/life balance?
  · Have I allowed for the expression of creativity?
  · Am I letting my work define who I am?


  · How do I feel about the way I spent my money last year?
  · Am I spending too much? Am I saving enough?
  · What am I spending my money on?
  · How did the things I decided to purchase benefit my life?
  · In what ways can I change my spending habits to improve my life?


  · How has my health been the past year?
  · Have I been taking care of myself mentally as well as physically?
  · In what ways can I make changes to improve my health?
  · Am I nourishing my body? Am I managing my emotions?
  · Do I make enough time for self-care and personal growth?

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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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