Reflecting on experience

June 19, 2020

Self-reflection is our willingness to increase our understanding of who we are, what our values are and the reasons that we think and act the way that we do. In doing this we have more opportunities to live in alignment with who we want to be in this world.

It is simply the act of making small course corrections in our lives to continually improve our thoughts and behaviours, and therefore give us an overall sense of wellbeing. This does not need to be an in depth and intense experience however, asking ourselves quality questions that encourage thoughtful consideration can be enough to notice the small changes that we need to make.

Here are some examples of questions to ask yourself for simple self-reflection:

Who do I need to become to achieve the goals I want to achieve?

How can my life get even better than this?

Who do I want to be in this situation?

What will I do differently if this situation happens again?

Am I holding onto something I need to let go of?

When did I last push the boundaries of my comfort zone?

What am I doing about the things that matter most in my life?

Writing your answers down in a book or journal is also a great way to look back over time and reflect on how your thoughts and behaviours change, providing even further self-reflection moving forward.