Whether you have used our Yearly Reflection Worksheet in the past or you’re a Bek and Kev newcomer, we’re so excited to offer this updated worksheet! These end of your reflection questions will guide you through the process of reflecting on the past year and starting the new year strong.
2023 is finally here!
You’ve made it through 2022, but are you really done? Reflection is the key to launch well into 2023.
If achieving Uncommon Freedom is important to you, we’re here to help make 2023 your year! The best way to start is to use our Yearly Reflection Worksheet to make 2023 your best year ever. The release of this updated worksheet goes hand-in-hand with the very first episode in the Uncommon Freedom Podcast’s Launch Well Series, hosted by yours truly, and is focused on helping you make 2023 your best year ever.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, the Launch Well Series is a fantastic place to start. Check it out right here!
Have you taken the time to reflect on 2022?
Have you taken a moment to look back at 2022 and ask yourself what went well and what didn’t? End of year reflections are valuable because they give us a chance to take a look at our successes, challenges, and lessons from the previous year before setting our goals for the upcoming year. A good review enables us to look at our progress objectively. It helps us see common themes or underlying problems we observed in our progress last year.
Doing a yearly review can also help transform old goals into SMART goals. If you’ve never heard of SMART goals, SMART stands for: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Setting this type of goal is proven to increase your chances of achieving the things that are most important to you.
Need a place to start developing these type of goals? Check out our SMART goals worksheet! Making your goals SMART will give you the boost you never knew you needed.
What is the Yearly Reflection Worksheet?
Our Yearly Reflection Worksheet is a resource that we have used for some time to help us finish each year strong and guide us through detailed goal setting for the new year. At its core, it’s a list of end of year reflection questions that focus on goals we have for ourselves, our family, and our business. By looking back, we are able to plan even better for the future.
We started spending dedicated time reflecting on the past year four years ago on our fourth quarter retreat. Since then, we have developed an enormous appreciation for the benefits gained from reflecting together on what went well, what could’ve gone better, and where we want the next year to take us. Speaking from years of experience, we know this worksheet will be an invaluable tool to add to your arsenal as you prepare to launch well into 2023!
Why use these end of year reflection questions?
Spending dedicated time on these end of year reflection questions allows us to thoughtfully reflect on our actions and experiences from the past year. The flow of the questions is designed to shift smoothly from reflection on the past year to a set of probing questions for the upcoming year. These probing questions will set you up to start creating and refining your goals to make the coming year the best yet.
We can always learn from our past experiences, both positive and negative, and this worksheet provides a guided way to do just that. One message we share with our kids all the time, and that is just as important to remember as an adult, is that we are all going to make a lot of mistakes. The goal is to acknowledge that and not make the same mistakes over and over. If you can learn from others’ mistakes without making them yourself, even better!
Featured question from our Yearly Reflection Worksheet
There are so many fantastic questions in the worksheet that will really get you thinking and set you up to make 2023 the best year ever. In episode 25 of the Uncommon Freedom podcast we each share a couple of our favorites, so here we’re going to feature one question that we both absolutely love:
“When did you feel most alive in 2022?”
We love this question because it pushes us to focus on what’s truly important. There are so many distractions in life that consume our time and energy but don’t lead to us feeling alive. In diving into this question together, it’s clear that unplugging, living intentionally, and truly experiencing the world around us is what really makes us both feel alive. We were blessed enough to take a couple of amazing trips this year, and the common denominator was the opportunity to just enjoy the life we’ve been blessed with, free from the distractions and pressures of everyday life.
These end of year reflection questions always push us to dig deeper into our lives than we expect and we guarantee you’ll love the experience, too. Best of all, you’ll finish the worksheet feeling grounded and confident as you embark on another year with your sights set firmly on a future you can be excited about.
End of Year Reflection is better together!
The best thing about this Yearly Reflection Worksheet is that it doesn’t have to be just for you! You don’t have to do it alone. This worksheet can be a great way to connect with your spouse or partner. More fun questions for your marriage here! You can also choose to involve your children which could be a great bonding opportunity during your next One-on-One Date with Kids. You can even share it with a friend who might benefit from some reflection as well.
Any way you choose to use our worksheet, we know that you’ll love it and we hope you’ll share your experience with us in the comments below.
Happy new year and here’s to making 2023 the best year ever!