The new year is almost here. It’s a good bonding experience to sit down together as a family, and reflect on the old year that’s coming to a close, as well as plan ahead for the new year. Taking some time to evaluate your year as a family or an individual is a valuable exercise!
30 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY ABOUT THIS YEAR
- What were your favorite parts of, and experiences, this year?
- What did you not enjoy this year?
- Is there anything you did this year, that you’d love to do again?
- Which of your personal character traits came in handy this year?
- Who are you most thankful for?
- How did your relationships change this year?
- What was your favorite moment spent with siblings?
- What new thing did you discover about yourself?
- If you had to describe this year in 5 words, what would they be?
- What goal did you start preparations for?
- What thing that you worried a lot about, turned out okay?
- What was your favorite compliment that you received this year?
- What books or activities made you lose track of time?
- What 2 friends did you enjoy spending the most time with?
- What one thing would you do differently?
- What one thing are you most proud of yourself for?
- What did you try for the first time this year?
- What new habits did you start this year?
- What would you do differently if you could go back to January?
- Who had the most positive influence in your life this year?
- What extraordinary thing did you do this year?
- What small bits of routine did you enjoy most each day?
- What family moments did you enjoy most this year?
- What did you struggle with, and how did you solve it?
- What frustrated you this year?
- What do you wish you had done more of?
- What do you wish you had spent less time on?
- What important relationship grew the most?
- What important relationship suffered the most?
- What made you laugh the most this year?
These questions can be downloaded and printed here.
Answering these with your children can be an enlightening time as a family. If your children are too young to answer a lot of these, they can still learn from your answers, and you and your spouse can evaluate yourselves, as well as your family unit, and make plans for a better, more productive new year.
Take some time out this week to do these 30 questions together. And enjoy the rest of the year!