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20 Journal Prompts for Your End of Year Recap

20 Journal Prompts for Your End of Year Recap

As the year draws to a close, it's time to cosy up with your journal and embark on a reflective journey. Journaling isn’t just about documenting events; it’s a tool for self-discovery, growth, and gratitude. Whether your year was a whirlwind or a steady sail, these prompts will guide you through a meaningful reflection, helping you celebrate the highs, learn from the lows, and embrace the nuances of your journey.20 journal prompts for your end of year recap

20 Journal Prompts for Your End of Year Recap

Follow these 20 journal prompts for your end of year recap by reflecting on what you were grateful for, your personal growth, relationships and favourite things! 

Gratitude bujo spread
(Bujo Spread via @lootengstudio on Instagram)

Gratitude & Joy:

  1. Gratitude List: Jot down ten things you're grateful for from this year. Big or small, these moments or aspects deserve acknowledgment.

  2. Highlight Reel: What were the top three moments that brought you immense joy this year? Describe them in detail, reliving those cherished memories.

  3. Acts of Kindness: Recall instances where you experienced or performed acts of kindness. How did these moments impact you or others?

  4. Unexpected Surprises: What unexpected joys or surprises came your way? How did they brighten your year?

end of year reflection bujo
(Via @joyletters_bujo on Instagram)

Personal Growth & Reflection:

  1. Self-Discovery: What did you learn about yourself this year? Any surprising realisations or personal growth moments?

  2. Challenges Overcome: Reflect on the challenges you faced. How did you tackle them? What lessons did they teach you?

  3. Habit Inventory: What habits did you develop or break this year? Which ones do you want to carry forward or leave behind?

  4. Mindfulness Moments: Recall moments where you felt most present and mindful. What were you doing, and how did it make you feel?

Habits bujo(Via @marthasjournal on Instagram)

Looking Inward:

  1. Word of the Year: Did you have a word or theme for the year? How did it manifest in your experiences?

  2. Future Dreams: What are your aspirations for the upcoming year? Dream big and write down what you envision.

  3. What Lights You Up: List activities or things that bring you joy. How can you incorporate more of these into your life?

  4. Inner Dialogue: Reflect on your self-talk. How did it evolve this year? Are there any patterns or changes you notice?

things that light you up bujo(Via @rarejournals on Instagram)

Relationships & Connections:

  1. Connections That Count: Who were the people who made a significant impact on your life this year? How did they shape your experiences?

  2. Appreciating Bonds: Send a message to someone who supported or inspired you this year. Express your gratitude and appreciation.

  3. Quality Time: What were the most memorable moments you shared with loved ones? How did these moments strengthen your bonds?

fave books review bujo(Via @jashiicorrin on Instagram)

Year in Review

  1. Fave Books: List your top 5 books read this year. 

  2. Fave Songs: List your top 5 songs listened to this year. 

  3. Fave Shows/Movies: List your top 5 movies or shows watched this year.

  4. Fave Eats: List your top 5 favourite meals eaten, cafes or restaurants visited this year.  

  5. Fave Destinations: List your top 5 fave destinations traveled, day trips, or outings this year. 

JournalsFind the perfect journal for your end of year reflections and start anew for 2024! Choose from a Lined Journal or Dot Grid Journal

Reflection isn’t just about looking back; it’s about celebrating growth, acknowledging gratitude, and paving the way for the future. Take these prompts as an invitation to dive deeper into your experiences, appreciating the journey that has shaped you. Bid farewell to the year, welcoming the next chapter with open arms. Happy reflecting!
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Tracy living in wodonga - January 22, 2024

Fantastic prompts, but I am changing top 5 songs to top 5 podcasts – I am a complete addict and will struggle to get it down to 5!

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