As the year comes to an end, it’s a good time to look back and reflect. Think about all the aspects of your life that have brought joy and learning to your life. Reflection for your happiness is essential. Let me share with you ways to get the most out of your personal reflections.
I often take time out of my work week to look back over my meeting notes and think about the actions I need to take to be productive business woman in the future. I think back on the conversations I have had with my husband and do my best to implement actions to improve our marriage. I look back on the joy I find in my book club or the excitement I get when I plan a meeting with friends.
But I don’t always look back on my own happiness levels. This year I want to be better. I want to change to be sure I’m keeping my own happiness in check.
Reflection for Your Happiness
Reflection time is personal. Some people find quiet disturbing and would rather take time to reflect in the bustle of a busy coffee shop. Others might find their home the most comforting place to relax and think back. Whatever it is for you, the first step to reflection is finding a comfortable place to reflect.
As we are all so busy in life, it’s important to take time to reflect on your own happiness. Often we put ourselves last on the list to take care of, but you can only be the best you if you take care of your own needs as well. Make time to reflect, even if for 20 minutes a week.
Look back on all aspects of your life. Don’t look over those difficult conversations or your feelings of anger or sadness. This is a time for you to work through to find your happiness.
Take action if needed. A lot of times, I can work through to my own happiness just by writing down my thoughts and problems. But often, there is action that needs to be done. I may need to apologize for a situation or comfort someone with my own feelings of hurt. This is so hard to do, but you will find a peace and happiness like never before when you take action!
Reflection for Your Happiness Materials
I really enjoy writing down my reflections. It helps me slow my thoughts and take time with my reflections. Here are a couple materials I think you will find helpful too.
The prompts in this journal direct and perfect for your busy days. You will take time listing your thoughts here without needing make lengthy dissertations of your feelings. This is a thought booster for sure. No doubt your reflections will be productive using this journal.
I’m a list person. I LOVE having a good list for every project, day of the week, meal plan, and more. So this journal is perfect. It’s all about making lists of all the different aspects in your life that might be holding you back, or that bring you happiness. There are also action steps that go along with each list. This is a great reflection journal to be productive next year!
There are so many more amazing materials. Here’s a list that you might like to check out on Amazon!
Share in the comments your favorite place sit and reflect!
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