Journaling

How to do a monthly reflection / 11 questions to ask

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Have you ever done a monthly reflection?

If you’re like me, you probably hate the feeling of getting to the end of the month and realizing that you don’t really know what you did over the past 30 days.

Sure, there are some things that are easy to remember (like that time you went out with your friends on Thursday), but other things tend to slip through the cracks.

That’s why I’ve started doing monthly reflections.

It’s a way to take a step back and get a clear picture of what I did over the month, what I enjoyed, and what I want to do differently next time around.

If you’re interested in giving monthly reflections a try, this is how I do it!

How to do a monthly reflection

How many times have you set a goal for yourself?

Whether it was to hit the gym more or to save money, but by the end of the month you realize that you didn’t quite achieve what you set out to do?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

A lot of people set goals for themselves but don’t take the time to reflect on their progress throughout the month.

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to do a monthly reflection so that you can track your progress and stay accountable.

  1. Find a quiet place to sit
  2. Take out your journal.

Check out How to start journaling in 5 simple steps

Monthly reflection questions to ask yourself

  1. What have you been up to this month
  2. What goals did you achieve this month?
  3. What goals did you not achieve this month?
  4. What am I most proud of this month?
  5. What are your goals for next month?
  6. How do you feel about the past month?
  7. What was the most challenging thing about this month?
  8. What lessons did I learn this motnh?
  9. What would you change if given a chance
  10. Anything else on your mind that is worth mentioning
  11. If you could go back and change one thing from this past month, what would it be and why

Conclusion

The act of reflecting on the previous month is something that many people don’t do.

But it can be really useful to take stock of your accomplishments, challenges and goals for the following month.

It’s also a good time to think about what new habits you want to create or change so you stay motivated all year long!

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