Before I even start thinking about how I want next year to be different, I always give pause in December to reflect on the current year…to list those celebrations–the fun moments that made the year memorable. More recently, I developed a list of life questions for my husband and I to individually answer, and we later discuss our answers together before the end of the year. These questions require a ranking so that you can objectively measure your answers.
I challenge you to find a quiet hour to get really honest and answer these life questions. Rate your answers on a scale of 1-10, and make notes regarding why you attributed each score:
1. How healthy do I feel?
2. How do I feel about the amount of time I spend doing work that I believe is in line with my purpose?
3. How satisfied am I with my present income and expenses?
4. How satisfied am I with my current friendships (both quantity and quality?
5. How satisfied am I with my overall schedule?
6. How content am I with the quantity and quality of time I spend with my spouse or significant other?
7. How satisfied am I with the quantity and quality of time that I spend with the rest of my family?
8. How satisfied am I with the amount of time I take vacations?
9. How satisfied am with the amount of time I spend on social media and/or watching television?
10. How satisfied am I with my current relationship with God?
By thinking into these questions, you will be well equipped to laser focus your goals in 2018 in those specific areas that you desire to improve. Keep your list of rankings and notes, as it will be a great reference tool as you close out 2018 to measure your successes throughout the year.
If you have some favorite self-reflective questions you would like to add, please share below the blog post in the comments link.