“Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.” – Confucius
Self reflection hasn’t been as natural of a process as I thought it would be for me. I have kept a journal off and on throughout my life, however, in the past I only tended to journal when there was drama around me. Now that I’m in my 30s (and thankfully my relationships have matured), I’m discovering that it’s a challenge to find things to reflect about. Life is good; what is it exactly that I’m seeking?
I do believe that the simple daily exercises of practicing gratitude and jotting down basic insights is a good start, but there are days that I want to dig deeper.
Today, I stumbled upon a list of questions to prompt self reflection and wanted to share some of my favorites:
- What are my most important values?
- What does it mean to choose? To live proactively?
- Who am I at my best?
- Who am I at my worst?
- Who am I becoming?
- What am I avoiding or resisting?
- What would I do if I were ten times bolder?
- What am I most grateful for?
- What am I settling for?
- If I knew I would die a month from now, what would I do?
- What is my gift to give to the world?
Read the entire article here. (it’s a goodie!)
What about you? Are there specific questions or exercises that you practice in your self reflection time?