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A reflection of my busy life and its effects

Posted on December 17, by Giselle Kovary I participated in a conference last week where attendees were given time after each session to reflect on what they had learned. This short exercise was one of the elements that participants enjoyed the most from the event.

In our fast-paced careers and lives we jump from one activity to another and plough through one change after another, without doing an analysis of what each experience provided us. How Do We Self-Reflect? Self reflection is defined as: We ask ourselves a number of questions, which may include: What made this year good?

The Value of Self-Reflection

Did I achieve everything I set out to? What surprised me — good or bad? What did I learn? What did I do well? Where did I falter? What do I want to change for next year? These are all self-reflective questions and they help us reframe the experiences we experienced over the last 12 months.

They often help guide us to new year resolutions about how we want to improve our lives. A more in-depth self-reflective practice can happen if you commit to following these 7 steps: Pick a subject to reflect on — career, personal life, finances, health.

Carve out time when you can be alone, quiet and not interrupted.

List out all the questions you would like to explore. Jot down your answers to each question.

Lenten Reflections

Be honest — this is for your own growth and does not need to be shared with anyone. Identify action steps you will take to start, stop or continue doing something. These can include how to be more grateful, more open, more supportive, more collaborative etc. Celebrate your successes — congratulate yourself on all the great things you accomplished this year and what you are most proud of. Benefits of Self Reflection There are 3 main benefits of self-reflection: Strengthening Emotional Intelligence When taking time to self-reflect you are looking inwards.

  1. Be honest — this is for your own growth and does not need to be shared with anyone.
  2. For as long as I can remember, I've been busy. And equally so, how easy it can be to forget why we make the choices we do, or where certain habits and beliefs stem from.
  3. Your personal chain that anchors your soul to the gospel can be as strong as you want to make it. An anchor to a cross that will tell quite a story during this Lenten journey.

This helps to build two components to emotional intelligence: Self awareness gives you the ability to understand your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals, and recognize their impact on others. Self-regulation involves the ability to control or redirect your disruptive emotions and impulses and adapt to changing circumstances. Building these skills will improve both your personal life and professional role as a leader.

Acting With Integrity Becoming clear on your core values will help to strengthen your integrity and lead you to better decisions.

Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Our integrity is often put to the test during stressful times. Taking time to review your key decisions and actions in the recent past and evaluating them against your core values is critical to acting with integrity.

Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Doing this consistently can solidify your values and make the decision making process easier in the future. Being More Confident Confidence is crucial for managing a busy, complex life that includes meeting career, family, community and self needs.

It helps in effective communications, decision-making, and influence building. The more your reflect on your strengths and how you can build upon them the more confident you will be in the future.

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We become more confident in where our strengths lie and how to close the gaps in our areas of weakness. We have a lot to be proud of and many things to look forward to.

  • Did I achieve everything I set out to?
  • What else do we need to work on?
  • Work on one link at a time and strengthen each one until you feel anchored safely and securely and you can realize the true worth of your own anchor.

Whew, what a ride! This year I have learned a lot and my key learnings are: Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season and a wonderful ! She is a sought after resource to industry leaders, having worked with 18 of the top Fortune companies.

  1. Confidence in myself, in my communication skills and in my work, which has helped me grow immensely as not only a designer, but as a person too.
  2. More practicing the piano. Over 60, people globally have experienced an n-gen workshop or presentation.
  3. Benefits of Self Reflection There are 3 main benefits of self-reflection. She is a sought after resource to industry leaders, having worked with 18 of the top Fortune companies.
  4. As a UI tool, Sketch is amongst the best and is at this point, an industry standard. Identify action steps you will take to start, stop or continue doing something.
  5. Are we thinking things through before we act?

Over 60, people globally have experienced an n-gen workshop or presentation. She has devoted more than fifteen years to researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance. Giselle has co-authored two books: This entry was posted in Leadership and tagged self-reflection.