There are times when life is in such a state of frenzy that we really don’t take the time to reflect. I have talked about taking time to smell the roses and I think it’s important to stress the urgency of this.
Taking time means slow down. During this time it gives your body and mind a chance to revisit everything you have done. You get to reflect and have some well deserved R & R.
reflection is often avoided
People think that by keeping busy, they can keep all their bad habits and skeletons under check. They think that their focus will run itself.
It might, but possibly in the wrong direction.
Reflecting allows you to take your weekly or daily goals and make sure you are doing the right things to achieve them. It’s not something to be afraid of. It’s something to look forward to.
It’s a reward.
Maybe you don’t know how to slow down but take a minute, just a minute and reflect on everything you’ve done today. Turn off the radio, television and your computer just to reflect. Leave the room or the house if you have to!
Now, try to do a more serious reflection, a little bit longer than a minute somewhere near the end of the week.
make it a habit
Ask the right questions.
Have you treated people well?
Have you told the people that count that you care?
Have you achieved something that will make a difference in the world?
And so on.
Instead of reflecting once a year like a spring cleaning, try doing mini reflections daily and more focused ones on a weekly basis to keep on top of all the areas in your life.