This post was updated on 16/05/21
I’ve been doing a lot of self-development recently. It has always been something that I’ve enjoy doing, I just love learning. I am lucky enough to be able to dedicate more time to it now and it is really helping me to be happy and go out there and shine!
A key part of self-development is self-reflection….
In this increasingly busy world it is so easy to wait for the weekend, to say you’ll do that next week. Before you know it, another week has gone by, then another etc. To stop this from happening, one of the simplest ways is to spend a few minutes at the beginning and at the end of each day, taking stock.
At the beginning of the day, I plan the day using my Getting Things Done planner.
It is undated, so you can start it at any time of the year. You can stay on track with your daily goals, as it has sections to note down water intake, meal plans and exercise. As I use the planner in the morning, it is also a useful reminder to check we have food for dinner or get things out of freezer etc.
Another detail I like about this planner is that it has a section dedicated to self-care. How brilliant is that? This means that self-care isn’t an accident. There is a mindful act at the beginning of each day to give thought to what you are going to do for self-care.
Throughout the day I keep the planner close by, so I can tick actions off as I complete them.
In the evening, as part of my routine for winding down, I like to have some time to reflect. I tidy up anything I need to in my planner to close things off for the day. Then I also like to journal. I have recently bought Happy: The Journal: A chance to write joy into every day and let go of perfect (Journals)
Amazon states it is
“A place for you to express, wind down, reflect and take stock of all that is rumbling along in your life. Dip into its pages as often and for as long as you like…whilst this book is open it’s all about YOU!
Ideal when you need some self-care time!
So this the way I like to take time out, for daily planning and reflection. Do you do any daily planning and reflection. What tools do you use?