“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
How much time do you get/take to be by yourself to reflect?
Maybe we don’t all need the same amount of time to spend alone to tune in, to reconnect? Do we get/take enough time and what do we do with it when we have it?
“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” Barbara De Angelis
Some of us may have been conditioned to see self reflection as ‘navel gazing’.
I believe that taking time out and taking ‘stock’ can increase our effectiveness and contribute to well being success and abundance and make us more efficient in using our time.
Here are some questions we could ask ourselves:
* What is true for me?
~ What do I like?
~ What do I want?
~ How do I define myself?
* What do I believe about myself?
~ What did I learn from things that didn’t work out as planned?
~ How can I derive something positive from my mistakes/failures?
~ What do I want to focus on?
* What are my [intlink id=”435″ type=”post” target=”_blank” anchor=”Post on Positive Aspects”]positive aspects[/intlink]?
~ What do I appreciate about myself?
~ What are my achievements?
~ How far did I come in the last week, month, year?
* How far do I want to ‘look’ into the future, plan, set goals?
~ Do I want to set goals?
~ What are my fears around setting goals?
* What is on my plate, in the fridge in the freezer?
~ Do I need more or less on my plate?
~ If I went at my own pace what would I do/not do?
* What am I good at?
~ Do I want to get better at what I am not good at?
~ Could I delegate what I am not good at?
~ What would my day look like at the end of the day if I felt good about it?
* How do I feel?
~ Where do those feelings come from?
~ What were my thoughts before I had those feelings?
~ What past/childhood experiences may be related to those feelings?
* Do I allow myself to trust the process?
~ Do I believe it is all unfolding perfectly?
~ Even if I don’t answer any of those questions?
How to feel good about ourselves by Abraham-Hicks
Journaling is a great way to reflect. Click here for more about Journaling on Oprah.com
What is your favourite way to spend time in self reflection?
Do you do it on a regular daily basis?
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