They say new year is a time to set new goals and resolutions.
Me? I believe that setting goals is important, but it is as crucial as reflecting on our own past. Sometimes making resolutions and reflections can be stressful for you, and that’s okay – trust me, I understand completely. I’m always on the look for ways to be a productive potato all awhile maintaining my own personal wellness and not working itself overload.
Today, I’m going to share some reasons why I feel self – reflection is important, and how those may help make the process less stressful. I hope that you’ll find one or two points that may be of use to you! I know that I’m only sharing 3 points, but I feel like they are important ones that have inspired me, and hopefully they’ll do the same to you.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
01. gives you motivation/hope
Hope. Sounds so simple yet so hard to attain. Sometimes it’s difficult to find motivation and to not give up whilst hard times. Reflection on our past experiences can remind us that even though at that time things may have seem hopeless, but you got through it, hence the you right now.
I probably have said this a thousand times here, but yes – nothing lasts forever. Somedays we need a reminder of that, and it’s okay to do so. We all have our good and bad days, and we must learn to acknowledge it in order to move on. Though, it’s also important to know that whatever situation you are facing isn’t permanent.
02. helps you make SMART goals
First off – what are SMART goals? Some of you may or may not know it, but I’ll just sum up the main idea of those points for you here.
I don’t know about you, but one thing I do need to work on is to making realistic goals. Reflecting on our past experiences can help us understand what we can do right now to attain our current resolutions.
03. encourages you accept your mistakes
The word “mistakes” is often associated with negativity, but to me doesn’t really mean that. I believe that making mistakes is a crucial part of growth, and without them, how can we learn and strive? Our mistakes don’t define us as a person – instead they provide stepping stones to our journey of self discovery.
Just going to be completely blunt here: I am not off to a great start to 2019 – blogging, and life wise. Because of the “life” component, I haven’t been able to be consistent with my posting schedule, and it feels absolutely horrible. I promise that I’m trying my best to catching up with your posts, comments, and of course, getting back to blogging consistently. Thank you all for the love and support – it truly means everything.
Realized that I haven’t done a mental health/insight post in awhile now – hopefully I didn’t get rusty 😂
thoughts on self-reflection? what helps you when you do goal setting? of course: how are you? sending love left and right <33