Your Year in Review: 50 Questions to help you reflect, appreciate and get excited for 2018


Happy holidays everyone, I hope you've all had a lovely week, and are now recovering from all the festivities on the couch with your cat/dog/fluffy blanket/favourite hot beverage/significant other. A quick update from me: I am knee-deep in work right now and loving it, because it's all for my second book (which I am so so excited about)! I can't tell you much about it yet (even though I really want to), except for this: it will not be a Curated Closet part 2, but something entirely new that I have been working on for over a year now.

I can get kind of obsessive when I am excited about something, so it took everything in me to pry myself away from my manuscript to create this year's edition of "Your Year in Review". It's fully updated and improved for this 2018, plus there's a 9-page worksheet that you can download at the bottom of this post. Working through these questions has become one of my favourite little rituals at the end of each year and I love that you like it too :)

x, Anuschka


These few days around New Year's, when everything feels festive and special and you get a break from your usual day-to-day routine, is the perfect time to reflect and look back on everything you have experienced, discovered and achieved during the last 12 months.

A yearly review is also a great exercise in mindfulness and conscious living. It’s a way to slow down, reminisce about your favourite moments, make you sure you take the time to appreciate all the little and big things that were a part of your life in the past year, and also to draw some conclusions about which kinds of things make you happy and which don’t.

If you are into setting goals and already have some ideas for new year’s resolutions or things you want to work towards in 2018, looking back at your past year will also help to make sure that your goals are in line with your priorities and values.

To get your annual review started today's post features 50 questions that you can use as prompts to reflect on different aspects of your year. This is supposed to be a fun, no-pressure exercise, so write as much or as little as you like for each question or even just think through the answers in your head. If you like you can also use this little worksheet that I made with all the questions and space for your answers. Download it here:


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