Reflection involves serious thought or consideration being given to experiences, which can be difficult to do given the busy lives we all lead. Many of us are stuck in a cycle of action &/or re-action with little time for reflection. For more information see The Triangle of Responding to Change & Stress!
Reflecting on our experiences is a way to understand and know ourselves better. While thinking is a cognitive activity, reflection involves the emotional and physical dimension which can be lost, particularly in our work. Exploring with curiosity issues from a different perspective can help challenge our assumptions and preconceptions, while encouraging the growth of new ideas and opinions.
*Give yourself permission to spend 10-15 minutes at the end of each work week to capture in a notebook your reflections.
Below are some grouped reflection prompter questions to start with. Focus on up to four questions each sitting.
– How was my work week?
– Have I experienced any internal resistance at work? What did it feel like?
– How did I overcome this resistance?
– What strategies are working for me now at work?
For more reflection prompters download the attached document.