The start of a new year is an ideal time to reflect. The benefits of a regular reflection practice are numerous and yet many do not take the time to pause and reflect.
What would I reflect on? What is the purpose of reflection?
These are some of the questions my clients ask me. They are hesitant to spend time in reflection and I am curious about their hesitation. A coaching program will support you in developing a regular practice of reflection and assist you in identifying areas of your life that you want to focus on or perhaps behaviours that you need to strengthen. Whatever your goals/dreams are for 2016 here are some tips to support you in your reflection practice:
1. set aside time to reflect
2. buy a new journal for recording your reflections
3. use questions to guide your reflection time
4. review your reflections on a regular basis to assess what action you need to take
Here are some examples of questions to get you started:
1. What did I do in 2015 that I want to do again?
2. What did I do in 2015 that I don’t want to do again in 2016?
3. What do I want to learn to do in 2016?
4. How do I want to be in 2016 with (insert name etc. here)?
5. What new experiences do I want to have in 2016?
My own reflection back on 2015 reveals that while I did not get the contract in Barbados or Australia (warm weather would have been nice last February), I enjoyed developing numerous relationships that are supporting me in building my vision for Red Bug, myself and my family.
I invite you to spend time reflecting in 2016 and I look forward to hearing about your experience!