Self Reflection

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”The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination… until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” – Iyanla Vanzant

Have you ever taken the time to sit back and really think about your life? Where you are in your journey?  What obstacles you are facing? How you are going to get to the destination you desire? How you are feeling about life? What you are expecting from your current season of life? Sometimes we have to take a step back from the busyness of our lives and examine where we are. We can get so caught up with everything thats going on around us that we begin to lose touch with our true selves.

Think about a time where you were overwhelmed and you didn’t know how to express what you were really feeling? Sometimes we don’t understand the important of stopping for a moment to really examine how and what we feel? Self reflection is such an important part of learning,  and growing through life.  If you are not aware of where you are and what you are feeling in your journey through life; how will you know where to go or what you need to help you reach success. When we take the time to reflect it helps us to understand where we are and what changes we need to make to help us continue to grow.

”Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.”

How self reflection helps us:

  1. Build self awareness

Self reflection helps us to gain a better understanding of our emotions, strengthens, weakness, and driving factors. When we understand those aspects of ourselves we are better able to understand the changes we need to make. This also helps us learn how to adapt and change through the different seasons of life.

2. Review our effectiveness

Self reflection helps us to determine the actions and habits in our lives that are working for our good and the ones that are not working. When we understanding the things that are not benefiting us we can make adjustments that will help us reach our goals. As we make that needed changes it keeps us on track to reaching our goals.

3. Stay on right track

Self reflection helps us to stay on the right track in reaching our goals. When we constantly take the time to examine where we are and make the changes needed, this keeps us on track to reaching our goals.

Self reflection is like looking into a mirror and describing exactly what you see. Take time to stop and look into the mirror of your life, which consist of your choices, attitudes, actions, behaviors, thought, etc. Do you like what you see? Is there something you would want to do differently? If so, don’t be afraid to stop and make those changes. Self reflection keeps our mind and bodies healthy. Don’t allow the stress of your current season to keep you in distress. Stop, reflect and and change.

”I visualize where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become.  I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.” – Michael Jordan

Thanks for reading!

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