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How Self-Reflection Gives You a Happier and More Successful Life
Five years ago, my husband Jake was training for a triathlon. He had just purchased a new road bike and woke up one sunny Saturday morning to take it out for its first spin. As we were lying in bed, he looked at me and said, "I don't have a good feeling about this; I hope something doesn't happen."

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What Self-Reflection Is

What Self-Reflection Is

Is the process of thinking back on previous events and interpreting them through your experience. 

It’s about taking a step back and reflecting on your life, behavior and beliefs....

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The Importance of Self-Reflection

The Importance of Self-Reflection
  • It improve self-awareness.
  • It allows you to understand and see things from a different point of view. 
  • It allows you to respond, not react.

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The Process of Self-Reflection

  • STOP: Take a step back from life or a particular situation.
  • LOOK: Identify and get perspective on what you notice and see.
  • LISTEN: Listen to your inner gui...

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What to Reflect On

  • Reflect on YOU. This includes who you are and what you want for your life. 
  • Reflect on the areas of your life that are important to you. This might include your...

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Questions to Ask in Self-Reflection

  • How do I feel overall about this area of my life? 
  • What’s working? What’s not working?
  • What do I want more of – or less of?
  • What are my acc...

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When to Self-Reflect

  • New Years: reflect on the year that has passed and identify what you want (your intentions, goals, desires) in the year ahead.
  • Milestones: birthdays, anniversaries, the S...

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Self-Reflection Tips

Self-Reflection Tips
  • Grab a Journal: when you see something, you are able to process it in a different way. 
  • Schedule uninterrupted time where you have space, feel quiet and can foc...

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