Hello 2020!! Creative Journal Prompts for the New Year
First we reflect on the year that is ending.
It's actually REALLY HARD to keep making new goals for the New Year if you're not taking the time to reflect on and learn from what happened with your plans for the year that is ending.
By taking some time to reflect, you're gathering up the gifts and lessons of the year that is ending, so you can carry them with you into the new year.
You're also making some space for processing and healing the hard parts of the year that is ending, and getting some clarity on what you want to let go of, to make space for what you want to receive in the new year.
(If you're struggling with that part - I have a FREE 90 minute video class + healing circle where i lead you through this - get it here)
What did you try with your dreams in 2019? What worked? What didn’t work?
What was amazing in 2019?
What are you most grateful for about 2019?
What did you do in 2019 that you’re proud of?
What did you learn/discover that you want to bring into 2020?
What was hard in 2019?
What do you want to leave behind in 2019?
How did your dreams grow in 2029?
How did YOU grow in 2019? What gifts and strengths do you have now that you didn’t have in 2018?
Is there anything you need to do to complete your year? Any unfinished business that you’d like to finish, and leave behind as you move into 2019?
Try to list 5-10 things (impossibly big or microscopically small or anything in between) you’d like to have happen in 2020, in each of these different parts of your life:
health * relationships * creativity * purpose/career * money * self-love/self-care * spirituality * happiness * adventure/play
I know that seems like a lot, but the act of listing TONS of things can really open up your sense of possibility. So spend some time with this - I find it's best to leave this list out somewhere for a week or so, so I keep adding new things as I think of them.
When you're done go back through your list and imagine how each of these things will make you happier in 2020. If there is anything on your list that won’t truly make you feel happier – cross it out.
What is your Big Dream for 2020?
Why do you want this?
How will you feel when you have it?
Do you already know how to make this dream real, or is this something you need to learn more about first?
What’s your plan for giving this dream what it needs to thrive in 2020? Brainstorm 10 things you can try.
What do you want to STOP doing in 2020? And what are some things you can you do to make that as easy as possible? How will not having these things in your life make you happier?
Then imagine yourself at the end of 2020
(You might want to draw/collage/doodle an image of you from one year from now).
How are you different? How did you grow? What new strengths and skills do you have? Does you-from-one-year-from-today have any messages or advice for you?
Here’s to a sparkletastic New Year, for all of us.