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Yearly Review Template

The yearly review. These are the big guns. This review assesses how last year went, and how you want next year to go. Put aside a couple of hours towards the end of the year to fill this out.

Feel free to copy paste this into any notetaking or calendar app and use it to reflect and plan. I use Obsidian for my notetaking and planning.

🤔 Step 1 - Reflect

🥰 Stuff I'm grateful for

👨 People




🕺 Experiences

⛰️ Accomplishments

🥩 Things

🧠 Game Changers

⭐️ What Happened this Year?

🎞️ Big Picture

⏳ Timeline


💌 Cool Stuff I Discovered this Year

💭 Reflective Questions

What were the 'difficult' things this year? Any challenges?

When have you felt proud of yourself in 2021? What were you doing?

If you had to teach one thing you learnt this year (that would improve your quality of life) what would that be?

What kept you up at night with excitement this year? Was it worth it? Would you want to do more of it?

How did you have fun differently in 2021?

How did you suffer differently in 2021?

What people/kind of people did you spend less time with in 2021?

What people/kind of people did you spend more time with in 2021?

What did you feel guilty for in 2021?

What 3 people are you the most grateful to in 2021 and why? How can you thank them? How can you find more people like this in your life?

What new habits did you create in 2021? Which ones would you want to keep?

Did you feel you spent enough time with your family/significant other in 2021? How would you change this in 2022?

What things did you stop caring about in 2021?

What new thing did you spend a lot of money on in 2021?

What new thing did you spend a lot of time on in 2021?

What do you feel you’ve gotten a lot better at in 2021?

What did you rediscover pleasure in in 2021?

When you felt at peace this year, what were you doing?

Which of last years goals did you not achieve? Why did you not achieve them? Will you carry them on to 2022 and if not why?

At the end of next year, if you are drastically exceeding your expectations, what would you be doing?

🎯 Step 2 - Plan

🍀 Life





🚮 Bucket List for next year

🚀 Step 3 - Execute

Break down IN DETAIL how I'm going to achieve the things on my bucket list.

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Goal 4 etc.


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