3 Types Of Winter Solstice Journal Prompts To Manifest A Fresh Start In The New Year

Get your New Year goals ready with some fun self-reflection.

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The winter solstice is a great time to dedicate yourself to some end-of-year self-reflection and journal writing.

To do so, you can use winter solstice journal prompts to sharpen and guide your personal development plans for the coming year. These are manifestation journal prompts that really work. 

In the northern hemisphere, the solstice is the first day of winter, traditionally a time for introspection and spiritual inner work.


This is also the midpoint of winter as well as the day of the year with the longest night. And, darkness is typically associated with the subconscious, dreams, and mysticism.

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From the winter solstice onward through the spring, the sunlight hours grow. And, as the light grows, the focus shifts away from self-reflection questions and spiritual work toward the ordinary activities of daily life. In other words, put illuminations into practice.

Finally, occurring just ten days before New Year's, the winter solstice is a convenient and energetically auspicious time to reflect on the past year, gain perspective, and identify resolutions.


3 Types of winter solstice journal prompts that can help you tap into the energy of end-of-year reflection.

1. Taking Stock of the Past Year prompts:

What are you grateful for over the past year and why?

How are the things you're grateful for related to your personal plans?

How do they support your overall life aspirations?

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2. Clearing Space For Something New prompts:

What do you need to let go of to continue to progress on the fulfillment of your plan or life aspirations and why?

What actions or measures will you take to let them go, including smudging and detoxing?


Are opportunities do you foresee as a result of letting them go and creating more space?

3. Moving Into Praxis prompts:

Do you need to revise or create new goals, alter your personal plan, or reconsider your life aspirations and why? Recommit to yourself.

What will you do immediately toward the fulfillment of these goals? Are there steps and goal posts you can use to measure your progress?

How will you celebrate meeting these milestones?

Moving into praxis is likely the most important part of change or transformation when you're doing winter solstice manifestation journal prompts.

It's easy enough to identify resolutions: self-reflection questions and things that we want or behaviors we want to change. It's doing the work, celebrating small successes, and staying the course that will ultimately lead to fulfillment.


You may already be working on established goals. Alternatively, this may be a fresh new effort. Either way, the manifestation journal prompts for the winter solstice should work well.

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Patricia Bonnard, Ph.D., ACC is a certified International Coaching Federation (ICF) leadership coach, a certified Martha Beck life coach, Embodied Practitioner, Master Energy Healer, and the author of a comprehensive guide to energy clearing with smudging