Why bother? Is it worth it? Who have I become? What is the power of self-reflection? Life moves forward like the stills in a movie and time can seem to slow down or speed up depending on how boring or exciting the scene. What if you fall asleep in the movie, and wake up somewhere in the second half, confused as to what you missed?
Some of us fall asleep in life, either because we are so caught up in a routine that seems to blend each day into the next or because we bounce through life and forget to pause and reflect inward. Self-reflection is not selfish, it’s nourishing your emotional self so that you can live a life that is more satisfying and fulfilling to you.
Self-satisfaction also helps spread happiness to the people around you. Set aside time to unplug and get in touch with yourself:
- What are my core values? Is the life that I am leading what I want it to be?
- Am I using my time wisely?
- Am I grateful or taking anything for granted?
- Is my outlook generally positive? Whether we are happy or not is all about our perspective.
Having a goal and assessing whether you are moving closer to or farther away from that goal is the best way to re-direct when you’re off course for your dreams and aspirations.
“If you are not mindfully aware of where you are going, you could end up somewhere far from where you want to be.” Michael Woronko