Mid-Year Review Journaling Prompts & A Free Printable | July 2022
Hello, my Krafty Planners. A mid-year review is a great opportunity to reflect on what you have accomplished so far and what you want to achieve in the second half of the year. It’s also a good time for taking inventory, evaluating your progress, and setting new goals.
Mid-year reviews are important for helping you realize what you’ve done and where your focus should be in the future.
It can be helpful for both personal goals and professional goals. For instance:
If you are working on an academic paper, this would be a good time to evaluate your progress so far and decide whether or not you should change the focus of your project.
If you are an athlete, mid-year reviews are the time to check your progress in order to plan for the next month or season.
In addition to this month’s prompts take some time to reevaluate your habits, routines, and systems to make sure that you set yourself up for success as you work through your plans for the next six months.
Here are a few things to think about:
Define your routines
Perform a braindump
Set up your project plans
Outline your project action steps
Outline your monthly objectives
Review your systems
Clean out and organize your planner
Take a minute to look through this month’s journaling prompts. Don’t skip over the ones that will bring out all the feelings. Those are the ones that will help you the most.
Choose ONE prompt each day and dedicate 5-10 minutes to writing your answer. If your time runs longer because you have a lot to write, it’s okay. Keep writing!
Be as creative as you like here…the sky’s the limit!
Mid-Year Review Journaling Prompts - July 2022
What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month, and think about what you need to do to accomplish them.
List three small steps you can take toward your goals this month.
What are your top three achievements from the first half of this year?
What are your top three disappointments from the first half of this year?
What have you learned so far this year?
Did you learn to accept or love something about yourself that you used to see as a flaw?
What are your goals for the next 6 months? Create a vision board in your journal. Print images that will encourage you and motivate you to achieve those goals.
What are your hopes and fears for the next 6 months?
What is one thing that has made you feel really good about yourself so far this year?
What is one thing that has made you feel really bad about yourself so far this year?
What songs are on your current playlist? Print images of the album covers and/or include song lyrics to help bring your favorites to life.
What is the best book you’ve read in the past 6 months? Print an image of the book cover, add it to your journal, and write about why you loved it so much.
What’s your favorite photo on your phone from the past 6 months? Print it out and add it to your journal!
What moment from the last 6 months will you remember after 5 or even 10 years?
Mid-Month Review: How are your goals for this month coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of the month?
Make a list of all of your small victories so far this month.
Write a stream of consciousness journal entry.
Who is your best friend? The person you can truly be yourself around.
What can you do to improve your friendships? How can you make new friends and strengthen the friendships you currently have?
What are you looking forward to in the next 6 months?
Will you experience any big life changes this year? (complete your degree, finish a job, get married, have a baby, move) How will your life be different after these happen?
What are some ways you can have more fun this year (in a healthy and positive way)? Make lists of activities you can refer back to later.
What place do you want to visit before the end of the year? Make plans now!
Look around you, what do you see that you are grateful for right now? Your home (= place to live), your office (= employment and income), your kitchen (= food and appliances to cook), etc.
What would you do in the next 6 months if you knew you could not fail?
What are some things you could be doing that you’ve been too afraid to try? How can you stretch your comfort zone?
In what ways and in which areas will you “upgrade” your life?
Write about 5 things that made you happy this month.
Look ahead to next month: What events do you need to prepare for? What are you looking forward to?
Month in Review: What lessons did you learn this month?
Month in Review: How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?
BONUS PROMPT: What are your main priorities in life (i.e., family, career, marriage/relationships, personal wellbeing, etc.)? Use the Level 10 Life format.
I make my life and happiness a priority.
I do not let challenges define the direction of my life.
I am committed to relaxing my mind, body, and spirit.
I am living the life I dreamed of.
I fully embrace every opportunity given to me.
I have not fallen behind; my journey is simply not over yet.
I am open to changes in my life.
My dream life is within reach.
I deserve all the blessings of the season.
I am always working to be a better version of myself.
I am grateful for what the season has brought into my life.
DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE PROMPTS AND AFFIRMATIONS
The new daily journaling prompts will be available on the last Monday of the month. Look for them on July 25th.
JOURNALING SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND
Even though you only need a pen and paper, here are some of my favorite journaling supplies if you want to check them out:
I like to use a few different notebooks for journaling but my favorite is this Leuchtturm1917 Softcover. I prefer the squared pages but you can also get the dot grid, lined, or blank formats.
If you would rather use a spiral binding, these notebooks are the best! I love that they come in a three-pack so I always have an extra one on hand. These are also squared format but I think they are available in line and dot grid too.
Sometimes I like to add photos to my journaling and over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different printers. I started out using this Fujifilm Instax Mini but it wasn’t very practical to carry around all the time. Since the quality was so much better when I use my phone for pictures I decided to splurge on the Canon Ivy Mini Printer. It connects directly to my phone through the app and easily prints on 2x3 sticker photo paper that I can add right to my journal page instantly.
I hope today’s post inspires you to pick up your journal and start writing! Here are a few more Everyday Journaling Prompts to keep you going.
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