Power of Reflection

Hey gorgeous, thanks for stopping by today!

I want to share the amazing power of reflection with you.

For years I lived life reactive to what the world had to offer.  My mood was determined by the drivers on the way into work or the weather.  My actions were determined by the way others made me feel.  If someone said something that offended me I froze, I worried about what they thought about me the rest of the day and could not find the energy to take action on the things that would propel me forward.

I had to stop this nonsense.  I wanted to be in control of my life not let others control me.

I started journaling every day and it changed my vision.  My eyes opened and I realized that I do have control over my life through a few simple daily actions.  One powerful daily action that helped me change my paradigm is reflection.

Reflection is serious thought or consideration and it is so powerful when you implement it in your life. Here is how it has changed my life and can change yours…

8pm every night I sit in my bed with my journal and a pink pen.  I write two important things.

  1. Successes for the day
  2. Struggles for the day

This simple daily action allows you to celebrate your small wins (successes).  Too often we overlook the accomplishments we had each day to focus on all the things we still need to do.  We deserve to reward ourselves for our accomplishments.  Did you make a dent in a huge project at work?  Celebrate it!  Did you make it to the gym?  Celebrate it!  Did you spend quality time with your family detached from email and social media?  Celebrate it!

On the flip side, writing down the struggles you had for the day is the best way to learn from your mistakes and grow.  This has been a game changer for me.  When I write down my struggles I see where I need to add focus in my life and I am able to see what action steps I can take to eliminate the struggle from happening again or improve upon it.

A struggle I deal with on the daily and is a reoccurring topic in my journal is detaching from social media and work.  I absolutely love what I do.  I could do it from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.  My struggle is putting my thoughts and ideas away when it is family time.  The moment I became aware of this and started reflecting on it daily I was able to change my routine and realize family time is truly family time.  I still have to talk myself through this one but recognizing it is the first step.  Once you recognize it you can pivot, learn and grow from your struggles.

Give it a try for a week.  Let me know what you learned from a week of reflecting on Instagram at @gorgeousstrength or Facebook.  And for more information on how to implement reflection in your life check out the Gorgeous Strength Podcast episode on Reflection.

I’m sending you love today!  Make something amazing happen.