Your Yearly Internal Inventory

As we reach the end of the year and contemplate starting a new one (even a new decade) it can be enlightening, and very beneficial, to take

your yearly internal inventory.

It’s a great way learn, grow and start anew.

So, grab a journal, spend a few quiet minutes with yourself, and use these

9 questions to tally up your year:


1. In what ways has 2019 been successful?
(Was it in your career, your relationships, your health & wellbeing, your spiritual life or something else?)

2. What has changed for you externally?
(If there's one thing that's constant, it's change. What's changed for you this year and how do you feel about that?)

3. Have you changed any of your beliefs this year?
(Maybe through reading, learning, or through a specific person or incident - have you taken on any helpful new beliefs?)

4. Which ones do you still need to work on?
(What are the recurring stories, patterns and beliefs in your life that you'd still like to shift?)

5. What emotions come up for you when you think about this year?
(Are there one or two over-riding feelings that you've experienced over this year? Are they mainly positive or negative?)

6. What did you most love about this year?
(This is one of my favourite questions but it can be hard sometimes.)

7. What's been the hardest thing about this year?
(This human condition can be really tough at times. Acknowledge yourself with compassion for this one.)

8. What's your intention or resolution for next year?
(Again, is this in your career or working life? Or maybe your relationships, health, spirituality?)

9. Can you think of one word for next year?
(Mine for 2019 was Faith. What's yours for the year to come?)


Once you've completed your yearly internal inventory remember to give yourself a huge pat on the back for all your growth, lessons completed, for keeping on keeping on, and for your courage and unique spirit.


And finally, recall Sir Winston Churchill’s immortal words:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal_ it is the courage to continue that counts._—Winston Churchill

Comments 2

  1. Elaine
    December 10, 2019

    Thank you Jenny, you always create such valuable content! I’m looking forward to doing my Annual Inventory a little later today, but luckily one question is already done: My word for the past year was Happiness; this year, I’ll be contemplating Trust..

    1. Jenny Clift
      December 12, 2019

      Nice Elaine. I LOVE ‘trust’. And that can only increase your happiness levels too. <3 I look forward to hearing how your inventory goes.

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