Today, I Take Time To Reflect!
There are times when reflecting is not a good thing if looking back means you are going to mourn the past with sorrow or regret. Or even worse, you become stuck celebrating old victories and never move forward to create new ones. But to look back, reflect, and come to a better understanding of your self is a good thing.
There are several times during the year when you should look back and reflect.
Taking some time at the end of the day can be most beneficial. For instance, reflecting at the end of the day gives you the opportunity to be grateful for all the gifts you received that day, i.e. life, air to breathe, etc., and to celebrate the accomplishment of the day as well. Reflecting also allows you to re-frame an incident that may not have gone so well that day.
If you reflect and realize there was an awkward moment or something you did not respond to correctly, you can reframe the ending to one of your liking, learn from the mistake or mishap, and do better next time.
Reflecting weekly and monthly is extremely valuable if you are setting and reaching goals. This allows you to stay on track and not loose so much time. There are times when distraction sets in, before you know it, months have passed by and you have no clue where the time went!
Every 90 days create and a new season. You should have a seasonal shift every 90 days. You should be able to see when you are going to the next level for real. You will be able to measure your growth quarterly. Then going to another level will have real meaning for you.
Lastly, there is the annual reflection. This is the most important one in my opinion. During the winter months when things are cold and dark, this symbolizes a time for us to also turn within and begin to take notice of what we have done with the gift of an entire year.
An annual reflection is necessary if you set the intention to not repeat the same non-producing behavior from the previous year. Annual reflection is a time to get quite and go within and determine:
- All you accomplished
- All you wanted to accomplish but didn’t
- Where you missed the mark
- Did you live true to yourself
- Where you in alignment with your purpose
- What were the biggest challenges
- How did you handle those challenges
- What you would like to do next year
- How you plan to do it
- How you want to feel doing it
- And what you want to give in the next year
Remember, reflection is a good thing if you are going to look back, celebrate, learn, and move forward.
The Deliverance Doctor™
Spiritual Success Coach to
Spiritual Leaders and Solo Entrepreneurs