10 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection for Volunteers
December 2021. Who would have thought that 2021 would fly by so quickly and pass by so slowly at the same time? After all, we think it’s important to take some time for yourself and reflect on the year during what is probably a stressful Christmas month. A lot has happened this year: Lockdowns in the first half of the year, the first Covid vaccinations, a halfway normal summer, another lockdown in November, and booster shots. It is normal that we need time to let that sink in. To save you the work of finding or creating your own journaling questions for self-reflection, we’ve come up with “journaling prompts” for volunteers to use. After all, it’s essential to regularly reflect on how we’re doing in the area of social and volunteer work and what we could change for the better. Grab a pen and paper or your laptop and let’s start!
Review 2021 for Volunteers:
1. What went well this year in my volunteer/social engagement?
2. What went less well?
3. List 10 things you are grateful for that were made possible last year because of your involvement.
4. What would I like to prioritize next year in the area of community & volunteer engagement?
5. List 3 (or more) things you would like to do differently next year.
6. How can you support yourself regularly in this goal?
7. How and how often do you want to reward yourself for your commitment?
8. Which results from your volunteer work would you wish for in the long run? What is your “why?”
9. Write down the person you want to be your accountability partner for your goals next year.
10. No prompt, but a small reminder: You are great, important & priceless!