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How To Start an End-of-Month Reflection Practice

Reflection is a gift that allows us to cultivate presence, celebrate our progress, and live with intention. A powerful self-care practice, reflection can be incorporated into our lives in many ways. One of my favorite reflection rituals takes place at the end of every month. It's sacred time that I prioritize because it helps me live + lead with my whole self. Try it out if you're looking for a way to start or deepen your current journaling practice.

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Enjoy the practice.



For this practice, find a quiet, comfortable space in your home where you can be alone for around 30 minutes (easier said than done, I know!). Make sure your space is clean and free of clutter. Add any elements that help you feel cozy and supported - a cup of tea, crystals, plants, candles, incense, etc. I usually always have a blanket, candle, and hot beverage. Pick your favorite playlist to vibe to (if you're on Spotify, check out Journaling Vibes by Manifest House!)


Next, gather any items that you've used to reflect or track your progress throughout the past month. This could be journals, planners, personal notes on your phone, etc. If you don't have anything, that's ok! All the answers are within you, these can just be helpful tools to jog your memory.


It's finally time to start the ritual! Start by connecting to your energy and the present moment. You can do this by following a guided meditation (some of our favorites are available in our membership Library, or on Insight Timer) mindfully stretching, or just taking some long, deep breaths.


Now, take your time journeying through the following prompts, with the last month in mind. Write them down in your journal, close your eyes, and wait until you hear the answer from within.Then write it down.

  1. In one word, how would I describe the past month?

  2. What significant milestones/things happened this month?

  3. What were my wins?

  4. What was challenging?

  5. What lessons did I learn?

  6. What area(s) of my life needs nourishment this month?

    1. Life areas are: Social/relationships, romance, career/work, physical health, emotional/mental health, financial. spiritual, space

  7. How will I tend to myself in the area(s) that need extra care this month?

  8. What am I leaving behind in the past month?


What intention do you want to set for the new month? How do you want to feel? Find a word or sentence that describes what you want to focus on.


Finally, it's time to close your practice. Write down 3 people, places or things you are grateful for and take a moment to really feel gratitude for them. Extend the same gratitude and love to yourself. Enjoy the feeling of deep connection to yourself and end your practice knowing you can do it all over again next month!


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