Take some time for self reflection through doing this simple journaling worksheet on a nightly basis. Slow down and be mindful of your life to gain self knowledge through self reflection. Self improvement is possible once you take a moment to reflect on your life.
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Importance of Finding Time
Do you ever feel like you are just doing, never slowing down to experience your life?
Sometimes between going to work and then working on my business after work, I forget to take care of and be myself. I think it is easy to lose sight of your goals and purpose in the middle of all the hustle, and it is good to take time for mindful self reflection.
There are constantly distractions and more things to do, making it hard to stop and take a moment to yourself. Sometimes I feel I am running on empty and don’t even remember what I did the day before!
It is important to take some time for introspection. Are you on the right course? Are you meeting your goals? Are you doing things that make you happy?
Some Questions To Ask Yourself
When you stop to think about your day there are some questions you might ask yourself. For example, what went well and what could have been improved during the day? What are your strengths and did you use them to the greatest extent today? Are you getting caught up in comparison and distraction, which then leads you off course?
Think of your goals for the day. Did you reach them? Why or why not? Were the goals important? If you didn’t reach them, do you feel you gave the best effort? If not, what got in your way?
Did you have any wins during the day? What are the things you did well that you should keep doing?
What important moments happened during the day you want to remember?
How Would This Type of Reflection Help You?
Imagine how your life might change if you choose to be this mindful every day. You would be aware of how your behavior affects others. You would be aware of how you sabotage yourself with negative distorted thinking. You would recognize your strengths and be able to capitalize on them, to practice and improve.
Are you balanced? When you take time to reflect you also will recognize areas of your life where you are out of balance. Are you spending too much of your time working, neglecting pleasant activities and hobbies (I’m guilty of this). Can you make a plan to change that?
What kinds of things are you letting into your mind? Do you spend a lot of time reading the news or looking for drama on social media? How might this affect you?
One thing I find helpful is taking some time to journal. Whether it be a free-written journal where you reflect on your day or if you use journal prompts to answer questions, journaling can help you to be mindful of how you are in the world.
Since starting my bullet journal, I’ve reached a ton more clarity about who I am, what is important to me, and I have a firmer grasp on what I need to do to move forward. I often need prompts to help me think of what to write each day, so I’ve created a journal sheet to help you reflect on your day by journaling. Enter your email here and I will send it to you. I’d love to hear how it goes!
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Marlena is the blogger behind apenandapurpose.com, where she writes about using journaling for self improvement and reaching goals in life and business. Using her experience as a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s in Business, she teaches people how to break through negative thoughts and fear to do what matters. For more about me read my about page.