Katy Bowman and her co-host Dani Hemmat have been doing a Health and Movement Year-end Review for the past few years (you can listen to the 2017 edition here). The questionnaire has been adapted from Robin Blanc Mascari‘s original questions, which I have copied and answered below. I don’t have the habit of journaling but I can see how this can be a useful exercise to give life a sense of direction, particularly when the near future looks uncertain or chaotic. If it proves to be useful (I think it will), this will become an annual tradition for me.
Completing and Remembering The Previous Year
What was your biggest triumph this past year?
To swim a lap (I can do many things but swimming effortlessly not one of them)
What was the smartest decision you made this past year?
To change jobs
What one word best sums up and describes this past years experiences?
What was the greatest lesson you learned in the past year?
You should do what you need to do to be where you want to be in 5 years
What was the most loving service you performed this past year?
To listen more
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in this past year?
Picking up the guitar again
What are you most happy about completing this past year?
Becoming a dietitian
Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life this past year?
– My mentor for sharing her wisdom with me
– My husband for challenging me always in many ways
– My dad, who died in 2012 but was more present than ever in my thoughts and dreams in 2017
What was the biggest risk you took this past year?
Starting a new job that is not in Dietetics
What was the biggest surprise this past year?
My brother-in-law got married
What important relationship improved the most in the past year?
With my mentor
What compliment would you liked to have received this past year?
What compliment would you liked to have given in the past year?
“I’m proud of you”
What else do you need to do or say to be complete with the results of the past year?
N/A (too late!)
Creating A New Year
What would you like to be your greatest triumph in the coming year?
A snatch PB
What advice would you like to give yourself this coming year?
What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in the coming year?
Stop buying stuff I don’t need (e.g. supplements)
What would you be most happy about completing this new year?
A blue belt in Krav Maga
What major indulgence are you willing to experience this coming year?
A trip to Japan
What would you like to change about yourself in the coming year?
What are you looking forward to learning this new year?
What do you think will be your greatest risk in this coming year?
Making a long-distance marriage work
What are you most committed to changing about your work and improving during this year?
Getting more private practice clients
What is one undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in the coming year?
What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in your life this year?
Massage, getting them more regularly
Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving this new year?
What one word would you like to have as your theme in the new year?
Strength (both physical and mental)