• Hanni Berger CEO JOYVIAL

Take the Year End Quiz: What Needs Your Attention Most?



This year is wrapping up quickly and it’s almost time for the end of year celebrations, and festivities. We hope you will feel so very JOYful about how your holidays turn out as you sit back on New Year’s Eve sipping champagne and reminisce.


To get you started on the right track, take this quiz and really think about the answers to the questions posed below. Consider the different areas of life you care about during this festive holiday season. We invite you to care about them all.


Or even better, ask your spouse for an hour after dinner tonight to talk it through together. We encourage you to write down your answers for reference in the coming months.



What are my family’s needs during the holidays?


  • Who in my family needs me most right now?


  • How do I best connect with you, my spouse, so we both feel heard, and loved more than ever?


  • Start thinking about Christmas and Hanukkah presents. Who do I want to surprise and with what?


  • What holiday traditions are most important to me? Which bring me the most JOY and which may have to wait another year?



1st few steps you want to take:

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What are my needs?


  • What is one easy selfcare habit that I know will bring positive change into my life with little effort (me-time in the morning, yoga, listening to Oprah’s podcast)?


  • Where can I find ‘alone time’ during my day or week? What will I do during that time that will recharge me (e.g. a hug from your spouse?, a walk alone at dusk to inhale nature?)?


  • Who are the people that light me up? Do I want to see them during the holidays to recharge? If yes, let’s get it scheduled.


  • What do I need to do to make this holiday special for me?


1st few steps you want to take:

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What needs to get done at work?

  • What really needs to get done before the end of the year?


  • What does it take to drop off the rest?


  • How often do I want to be seen in the office? What message am I sending with my presence? Yes, let’s finish the year strong, but remember, this is a time for reflection and to be with friends and family.


  • How can I, as a leader, create a little bit of holiday spirit in my office? Please don’t make cookies. How about hiring carolers who walk around the office singing holiday songs for a few hours?



1st few steps you want to take:

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How can I maintain my weight during the holidays?

  • How do I avoid the biggest sugar traps of the season? Is it as simple as staying away from the office kitchen stacked with others’ leftovers? Should I give away (or throw away) the sugary corporate holiday gifts I get from vendors?


  • What’s my eating strategy for going to holiday parties? Should I eat a healthy meal before I go and enjoy a few treats at the party? Can I avoid hanging out around the buffet?


  • What’s my drinking strategy for the season? If ‘more’ is okay, what’s ‘more’? How could I overstep personal boundaries? What would my best self do and what’s holding me back from doing that?


  • How can I stay hydrated knowing that drinking water will keep me more energized, will delay feelings of hunger, and in the process keep every cell in my body young?


1st few steps you want to take:

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Where do I need to set healthy boundaries in order to succeed?


  • Who is the one person who brings the most angst into my life? What would be the first step in mending the relationship? If confident that it’s not mendable, how can I reduce contact?


  • What are my obligations during the holidays; church bake sale hosting a holiday party? Which do I get excited about, which do I dread? Let’s drop things you don’t enJOY or must do.


  • Where do I feel ‘peer pressure’ to go out more often or drink more than I want? Are these healthy relationships I want to keep?


  • What else creates pressure? How can I reduce it?