Was it at the start of the year, while you took stock of the 12 months just gone? Or was it when the clock struck and you turned another year older? Or, was it neither... maybe never?
There aren’t many times a year that you are called into reflection, but the act of reflecting is an ever so important exercise. In a busy world, the life you lead is noisy, fast paced and ever changing. You are always moving forward, looking towards the next thing, the next event, the next task, but all that forward motion leaves little room to see how far you’ve already come. To relish in all that you’ve achieved to get where you already are.
What if instead of reflecting once a year, you reflected once a month, once a week or every day? You would become more present in your journey, grateful for all that you have and, most importantly, proud of how far you’ve come.
It’s with reflection that comes a mindset shift. It’s with reflection that your outlook on life can change. It’s with reflection that you begin to see the highs and lows of life as an ever present ebbing and flowing tide. It’s with reflection that you can find a greater sense of connection to self.
There are many ways of reflecting; meditating, talking, thinking, drawing, writing, or journaling. All of these help you learn more about yourself, identify patterns, habits, ways of thinking and regular themes in your life.
To inspire you even more, here are 7 ways journaling and reflecting can benefit you:
- To make sense of things
- To uncover breakthroughs
- To challenge your thoughts
- To recognise and track progress
- To increase self awareness
- To inspire self acceptance
- To live with more intention