Why Reflection is Important for Us

12 Aug

When was the last time you stopped everything you were doing to just think about yourself?

Most of us are so caught up with daily lives we rarely stop to take a look at ourselves and be with our thoughts. We are all used to being assessed by others or judging others but often neglect the importance of self-reflection.

Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Build Greater Self-awareness

Emotions can cloud your judgment and some times make things seem worst than they are. Taking the time aside to self-reflect can let you process and make sense of your daily experiences. By asking yourself how are you doing, how are you feeling, you learn to focus on what really matters and ignore what doesn’t. You gain a better understanding of your emotions, strengths, weaknesses and driving factors. So maybe having your idea rejected at today’s meeting wasn’t that big of a deal anymore.

Respond Effectively with Integrity

Are you sometimes quick to act and jump into conclusion? This happens when we are in a reactive mode and we do or say things that we regret.

Evaluate the consequences of your words and actions to have a clear understanding of what values you deem most important puts them at the forefront of your mind and strengthens your decisions. This helps you respond in the best, most effective, most helpful way to act in any given situation, while staying true to yourself.

Promotes Self-learning and Understanding

We often let things slip past us without much thought, but there are valuable lessons to learn from our experiences. Check-in with yourself regularly and reflect on what you’ve done. Ask yourself what went well, what could you do better? This is a non-critical assessment of yourself to put yourself on road to self-improvement.

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