“Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say and do certain things”
Taking time to self-reflect is important to relieve stress from our daily lives. The process of bringing our inner thoughts, road-blocks and wishes to the forefront can benefit our personal growth. When we self-reflect we gain not only clarity but a peace of mind.
Downsides to not “Self-Reflecting”
When we choose not to take time for self-reflection we simply choose to not have personal growth. By not reflecting we choose to not be aware of areas of our lives that might need improvement i.e. we limit ourselves and may get stuck into a subconscious state of “nothing is wrong syndrome”. All self-reflection is not only for negative aspects of our lives, but for time to ourselves where we can have peace with our own thoughts.
If we don’t take time to self-reflect it is similar to not cleaning your room, but simply looking away from the trash that is lying around. The only difference is that it is inner trash. Having an inner cleaning mechanism is what self-reflection really is. Once we remove the negative or toxic things that are polluting our inner space. We can come to a space where we are less stressed and a more positive outlook.
It’s easy for busy, ambitious and career oriented people to get bogged down from the daily grind. Some people are so driven they blink and a whole year is gone. In the end self-reflection is one of the most undervalued methods in our culture. Sometimes we can get so caught up in short-term pressures, goals and emotions that we lose sight of what decisions will help us achieve our goals. Do you utilize self-reflection in your life? Comment below.
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