21 Reflective End of Year Journal Prompts 

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The end of the year is the perfect time to celebrate festivals and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. And it is also a great time to look back, introspect yourself and reflect on the year that has gone by. 


Here are 21 end of year journal prompts to help you in reflecting on the events of this year.


New Year is a new beginning. And to make the most of a new start it is important to close the old chapter of your life.


Reflecting on the past and understanding want went wrong and right and learning from them will definitely help to make the new beginning a successful one. And these 21 end of year journal prompts will help you with this.


Don’t be in a hurry to finish these journal prompts. Take it slow. Maybe you can answer 1 prompt per day or complete the prompts over weekends in December. I hope you make the most of these end of year journal prompts.

21 End of Year Journal Prompts for 2021

  1. If you were to describe your year using 5 words which would it be?
  2. Write down the lessons you learned this year.
  3.  What goals did you achieve this year? And how?     
  4.  Write down 10 things that you are grateful for in the past year.   
  5.   Write about your failures of this year. What did you learn from them?
  6.  If you could live this year once again, what would you do differently?
  7.  Write about the successes you had this year.
  8.  Write about the challenges you faced this year. How did it help you grow as a person?  
  9. Write in detail about one unforgettable moment from the year. Write about your favorite movie/ series / book from this year.
  10.  How have you changes this year? How much have you grown as a person?
  11. How happy were you with your life this year? If not as happy as you wanted to be, what can you do to make your life happier ?
  12. What new skills did you learn this year?
  13. Did you give priority to self-care and mental health this year? If not, why and what can you do about it?
  14.  Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How many of them could you successfully complete? Write down about the people who stood with you during difficult times and gave you comfort.
  15.  Write about the unexpected things that happened this year. 
  16. Write about the best decisions you made this year . 
  17. How was this year financially for you?
  18. Overall are you happy, satisfied, and proud of this year? If not, why? What went wrong?
  19.  Were you satisfied with your professional life? Write about the success and failures that happened in your career.
  20. What made you feel proud this year?
  21. What life lessons did you learn this year?

Final Thoughts

I hope you liked these end of year journal prompts. Do share it with your friends and family.

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