DIY Year in Review – Journaling Exercise

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The 4-part End of the Year review is designed to help you truly check-in with yourself, celebrate the highs, acknowledge the lows, tune into the wisdom of the Universe, and start anew!
End of the Year Journal Prompts

I’m thrilled to share with you the only 13 questions you need for your End of the Year review! Before we jump into a new cycle, it is empowering to reflect on the cycle completed. We often rush through our days, seeking to achieve and experience more. We may be jumping from one day to another without tuning into our mind and body. We may overlook the gifts and wisdom of each moment. This End of the Year review is designed to help you truly check-in with yourself, celebrate the highs, acknowledge the lows, and start anew!

How to Create an End of Year Ritual

This journal exercise should ideally be completed multiple times in the last few weeks of the year. Every time you approach the same questions, you will be guided by your intuition to new layers of healing. Conscious and unconscious beliefs, feelings and energies will surface with every practice.

Give yourself 30 minutes to 1 hour when you sit down with these questions. You may wish to purify your space with sage, palo santo or essential oils. Consider silencing your phone and spending a few moments in stillness. Feel free to light a candle, and invoke any Higher Presence to support you. Grab a notebook and let yourself move through these journal prompts at your own pace. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer. The purpose of this exercise is to review, integrate, and create clarity.

Enjoy the process! 


1. With complete acceptance, I can say this year was…

2. My mind and body are feeling…

3. If I’m not sugar-coating anything, how am I truly feeling?

Highs and Lows

4. I was most moved by…

5. The most joyous, and fulfilling days of this year were…

6. The most challenging days of this year were…

Integrating the Lessons

7. This year, the Universe taught me how to…

8. The Light kept calling me to…

9. What’s the silver lining of all that I experienced this year?

Gratitude & Offering

10. At the center of my heart, I am grateful for…

11. I am ready to call in feelings of…

12. I dedicate this coming year to…

13. I wholeheartedly trust and surrender to…

Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple, and minimalistic End of the Year Journaling Ritual! I personally enjoy looking back at both the good and bad, extracting the wisdom of the year, and beginning fresh.

This ritual can also be completed on a monthly basis if it serves you. If you do practice this exercise, please do reach out to me with your thoughts. Tag me @paritashahhealing on social media – I can’t wait to hear from you!

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  • Naomi Simpson

    Thank you for this wonderful end of year reflection ritual! I am deeply grateful for your meditations as well. Blessings of love and peace to you in 2020🙏❤️

    • paritashahhealing

      You’re very welcome! Wishing you the best for this coming year!

  • Jouanita

    Hiii I am so amazed with the ritual..
    Well, sometimes it is not easy to find the right question to ask myself about my whole situation in life and experiences.
    Thank you so much. some part of it makes my tears drop as reflected back on this year 🙏.

    • paritashahhealing

      Jouanita, thank you so much for trying it out and sharing your experience with me! Lots of love xx

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