These end of the year quotes and questions will provide inspiration to reflect on all the good and bad things that happened during the last 12 months. Having a clear picture of how you feel about last year events will help you to create your best year, yet.

There are positive and negative events in every year.

Good things about 2022:

  • Not worrying so much about COVID-19
  • Using a face mask only in crowded areas
  • Traveling more
  • Getting together with family and friends
  • Flexibility to work from home and the workplace

Bad things about 2022

  • Inflation increased the price of everything
  • War between Russia and Ukraine

What good things happened to you in 2022?

Let’s start by making a list. Think about:

  • health
  • work
  • hobbies
  • family
  • friends
  • travels

Keep in mind that our happiness does not depend so much on what happens to us but on what we think about the past events.

End of the Year Quotes: A Time to Reflect

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on our spiritual progress. Whether you set goals at the beginning of this year or not, it is certainly good to ask where you have been this year and whether you are heading in the right direction.     
Christopher Perry

Schedule some time this week to write about what you learned and experienced during this year.

In addition, writing down your thoughts about this year will help you to become aware of events that are not fresh in your mind anymore.

Focus on the positive events.

Think about your accomplishments and everything that went well.

We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.
John Dewey

After focusing on the positive events of the year, it’s time to consider the negative or traumatic events that happened.

Writing about traumatic experiences improves our physical and mental health.

It is helpful to write down your thoughts and feelings about the last 12 months.

Here you can find 8 Easy Tips for Beginners on How to Start a Journal.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Søren Kierkegaard

End of the Year Quotes: Our Experiences

As we transition toward the end of the year, these quotes will help you think positively about your experiences during this year.

In addition below the end of the year quotes you will find journal prompts to help you reflect on the past year and make the best out of the new year.

If you don’t feel like writing, consider reading 10 ways that writing can make you happy.

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What is the worst 10% that happened to you this year?

Could you have reacted differently?

Was the way you reacted helpful?

What did you learn from negative experiences?

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
Paulo Coelho

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Describe your most difficult experiences during this year.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughan

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What year was the most difficult one?

Describe in detail the challenges and how you survived.

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey

End of the Year Quotes: A New Beginning

New beginnings are always exciting even if the new year is only a symbol of a new beginning.

If you have been thinking about making changes to your life, a new year can help you make that change.

According to Harvard professor, Daniel Gilbert, we are not really good at imagining and predicting our future self because it is difficult to imagine our future. 

Moreover, we think that everything will be the same instead of taking the time to imagine our future.

These end of the year quotes will help you reflect on who you were during the past year and who you want to become in the new year.

In addition, imagining the person you want to become will help you to make decisions and take actions toward the life you want to live.

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Did you make any mistakes this year?

What did you learn from your mistakes?

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
Neil Gaiman

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What are your expectations for the new year?

Make a list of what you could do to make this new year better than the previous one?

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A new year is a fresh start.

What have you worried the most about this past year?

What were you fearful of?

How can you include more love and laughter in your every day life?

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
C.S. Lewis

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What can you do today to make it the best day of the year?

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What do you wish you had accomplished during this past year?

How can you accomplish your goals during the next year?

What type of book would you like your life to be about?




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Which one is your favorite end of the year quote?

Let me know in the comments below.