Reflection Takes Time

All of us are living busy life. And sometimes you have no time for thinking. When thinking is not a priority, make it one. If you don’t, you’ll end up like me a few years ago. I didn’t reflect on anything between 2013 and 2016. Result? suddenly, I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do with my life.

I had a true internal crisis on my hands. Since I had no idea what to do, I started reading more books. And I noticed that many smart and happy people kept journals. They also reflected more on their life. More specifically, they reflected on the things they learned, mistakes they made, and the goals they achieved.

When I started daily journaling, I began with writing my own autobiography. It’s not meant for publication. It’s meant for reflection and learning. If you don’t know what to write about—write your life story. I’m sure you’ll learn more about yourself with every paragraph you write.

I journal and make sure to read my notes once a week. That’s all I mean when I talk about reflecting. I do it for three reasons:

  • It helps me to find out my mistakes, so I can avoid them in the future.
  • It helps me to value my progress when I read my past achievements.
  • To get my thoughts in order so I can second guess myself. That helps me to make better decisions.

In short, I journal and reflect because it’s useful.

Thank you for reading.