The Art of Reflection

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!

One Response to The Art of Reflection

  1. Costa says:

    Tanya, great insight! Reflection is about rebuilding, about focusing on what is important in life. All too often we place our time and energy on things that offer little or not value, as opposed to the most important thing that we own – ourselves! Keep inspiring!!!

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