The end of the year is a great time to do an intention setting meditation for the new year. In this podcast episode, I will walk you through taking a look back at the past year and then we’ll look ahead to the new year! The questions in this intention setting meditation are immediately one after the other, so just hit the pause button between questions. While you can treat this like a traditional meditation and think of the answers in your head, I specifically love using this as a journaling exercise. That way I can keep my answers and look back at them. If you’d like to use a worksheet, I created this printable with the questions that you can print and fill out. Click here to download it! 

Looking back at the past year: 

  • What were your favorite memories from this past year?
  • What are some achievements in your work life or personal life that you are proud of? Take a moment to truly celebrate yourself and all you’ve done. 
  • List as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for, both small and big.
  • Not everything is rainbows and butterflies! Think for a moment about the challenges from the past year. Now consider what were the learnings that arose from those challenges?
  • What is going really well in your life? What brings you so much joy? These are things you want to continue to prioritize this next year.  

In the future year: 

  • If you were given a magic wand and could make ANYTHING happen in your life in the new year, what would those three things be?
  • Think again of those 3 things you want to happen in the new year. Now think about where you are in those 3 areas of your life. What needs to happen between where you are and where you want to be? What is within your control to make that happen?
  • Who would you need to become in order for those things to be true? 
  • Is there anything you need to give up or let go of to make space for these new things in your life?
  • How do you want to FEEL this next year? This can be physically, emotionally, or both. 
  • Take a moment to look back and narrow down everything you’ve written about the next year into ONE intention. 
  • If you’re a word of the year kind of person, now narrow down that one intention into a single word for this new year. 

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