I posted this blog last year and felt it was still relevant as a reminder to myself and hopefully to you.

The start of a new year is an ideal time to reflect.  The benefits of a regular reflection practice are numerous and yet many do not take the time to pause and practice.

Why reflect?  What would I reflect on? What is the purpose of it?

These are some of the questions my clients ask me.  They are hesitant to spend time in reflection and I am curious about their hesitation.  A coaching program will support you in developing a regular practice and assist you in identifying areas of your life that you want to focus on or perhaps behaviours that you need to strengthen. Whatever your goals/dreams are for 2017 here are some tips to support you in your practice:

  • set aside time to do it
  • buy a new journal for recording your thoughts/ideas/contemplations
  • use questions to guide you
  • review your reflections on a regular basis to assess what action you need to take.

Here are some examples of questions to get you started:

  • What did I do in 2016 that I want to do again?
  • What did I do in 2016 that I don’t want to do again in 2017?
  • What do I want to learn to do in 2017?
  • How do I want to be in 2017 with (insert name etc. here)?
  • What new experiences do I want to have in 2017?

My own reflection back on 2016 reveals that possibilities are everywhere and I need to continue to pay attention and be present to the moment I am in – as the possibility may happen in a blink of an eye and if I am distracted I may miss it.   While some of the possibilities did not develop into immediate business opportunities, I continue to develop and nurture relationships that support me in building my vision for Red Bug, myself and my family.

I invite you to spend time reflecting in 2017 and I look forward to hearing about your experience!