Self-reflection is important because it allows us to see how far we have come and helps us to learn from our mistakes. It also allows us to see what we can improve upon for next year. The end of the year is the perfect time for this. We can explore the things we went through, identify lessons we have learned and take time to create strategies to improve for the future. Self-reflection also creates and supports self-awareness which is a key skill to have on your journey of self-discovery.
Taking a moment to reflect is simple. Just ask yourself a few simple questions:
- What were my big wins this year?
- What were the lessons I learned or insights gained?
- How will I improve for next year?
End of year reflection gives us an opportunity to explore our purpose and identify your passions. There is always opportunity for growth and to pivot. Maybe our actions are no longer a reflection of our values. That’s okay. Take a moment to see where you took a turn and course correct. This is a journey not a destination. We are going to make mistakes. Self-reflection gives us to chance to celebrate our successes and troubleshoot our mistakes.