The High Holidays are busy and our best intentions to connect with the spirit of the holiday can fall to the bottom of our to-do list.
Before the holidays begin, it is possible is to carve out a little time to myself and focus on reflecting on the last year and setting intentions for the year to come.
Here are the 20 prompts to support you.
If you crave time for yourself where you have space to think, feel, and pray, this is for you.
Prompts for Reflection and Intention Setting
- What changed for me last year?
- What am I most proud of about the past year?
- What did I discover about myself last year?
- When was I my own best ally last year?
- When was I my own enemy last year?
- Do I need to forgive myself for anything from last year?
- Which of my actions last year were not been aligned with my highest aspirations?
- What surprised me about last year?
- What am I grateful for from last year?
- What do I need to release or let go from the past year?
- Do I have a word that can be my guide for the coming year?
- If I was to choose one thing—a project, intention, or goal—to focus on next year, what would it be?
- What are my plans and dreams for the coming year?
- What intentions do I want to set for my relationships?
- What intentions do I want to set for my work?
- What intentions do I want to set for my mind?
- What intentions do I want to set for my body?
- What intentions do I want to set for my spirit?
- In what ways will I be kind to myself this year?
- Who will support me with my plans and dreams for the coming year?
If you’d like to create your own meaningful Rosh Hashanah experience, I created a worksheet with these prompts for you:
Remember, you can download and type in your answers to the worksheet prompts, or you may print out the worksheet and write your answers by hand.