Year-end Reflection Exercise: Create The List of Ingredients for Your Best Life ✨

teresaman's profile thumbnail
I love this method of recounting joyful memories and then finding patterns from them!I've used the Year Compass for a long time now. I only go through the first half, which is the looking back component, and it takes me about 3-4 hours at a relaxed, introspective kind of pace :)
iynna's profile thumbnail
I love this!
Vika's profile thumbnail
That’s a good one, thanks for sharing! Year compass has been useful for me as a reflection tool but I had to find other ways for setting goals & intentions for the upcoming year
Rochelle's profile thumbnail
Definitely on my list to try. Thank you!
iynna's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much for sharing Victoria! This is such a great idea! What if one considers an entire period to be peak as opposed to having specific episodes? How would you recommend them to go about recounting memories?
Vika's profile thumbnail
That’s a great question, Iynna! When someone is recalling what seems like the whole period to be a peak, the brain will be piecing together all of the various elements of that period to create a vivid film of memories from the past which would still include the elements of where, who with, what one was doing and what else was going on. I would just let myself write what comes first to mind and therefore might be defining for that period. As the result, ingredients separately may belong to different moments but the final goal to learn what influences us to be and feel at our best will be achieved. P.S. besides that period, I would still try to recall more of the particular memories and it’s ingredients from other times for bigger picture :)
iynna's profile thumbnail
Fantastic idea!"besides that period, I would still try to recall more of the particular memories and it’s ingredients from other times for bigger picture :)" ==> Absolutely - ultimately you are trying to identify patterns of some sort!
Rochelle's profile thumbnail
Thank you. I will definitely try this out!
GinaVriens's profile thumbnail
Great ideas! Definitely bookmarking this.
WendyNucci's profile thumbnail
Love the value and insights that come from reflecting. For this year, I want to try doing it more often than annually - aiming for monthly and more in-depth quarterly. I've used InkWell Press planners for a few years and recently got the goal planning inserts. I highly recommend them, they are filled with great pages and prompts.
Vika's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing! I like that they are fully customizable