The Reasons to Put Self-Reflection into Practice

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Why You Should Practice Self-Reflection

Personal development and self-reflection are two of the keys to anyone's emotional well-being, yet their importance is often overlooked or underestimated.

This usually happens because investing time and effort in promoting them deviates from the productive logic under which we usually live: it is not necessarily reflected in earning money or increasing the attractiveness of our curriculum, nor does it make our way of life fit with the idea of the conventional "hit" that is promoted through social networks, television, etc.

For all these reasons, in this article we are going to delve into the reasons why self-reflection and personal development should be part of your life project, ensuring that your day-to-day actions and your sources of motivation are linked to this type of activity.

The importance of self-reflection

Practicing self-reflection is a very important aspect of a person's development. Intuitively, many will agree that experience is one of the best ways to grow.

Learning from mistakes is something that has happened to all of us, but the experience can have different consequences for each person: not everyone will perceive the facts in the same way.

Without active thinking about what we experience or without questioning the meaning of these experiences, learning will often not happen.

In other words, what takes us from simple experience to learning is self-reflection.

Self-reflection will allow us to learn more deeply by looking at situations through different lenses and encourage challenging questions that will lead us to question our own beliefs about the world.

If the reflection is correct, it will help us to be more realistic and follow our path of personal development.

5 reasons to reflect

We live in a society that has undergone profound changes in recent decades. Globalization has brought a different way of thinking to all of us and capitalism has influenced our lives to the point of being objects and not subjects.

It is not easy to look inward when the culture has us constantly looking outward, comparing ourselves, being more successful, more consumers, etc.

In the midst of so much information (or intoxication), we cling to old certainties to feel safe, unable to describe reality as it is.

Thus, we deny our emotions and live in an unreflective psychic-emotional state. Our value only seems to have value in the approval of others.

Building a path of suffering, far from a true sense of personal development, and emotional well-being, and dedicated to our own desires.

Fortunately, we have the reflective capacity to let go of certainties, connect with ourselves, and self-reflect. In the personal dimension, our arguments and actions are always guided by our emotions, so it is important to understand and accept them.

We don't know what will happen in the next present, but whatever happens will be different if it happens in the emotion of expectation, control, superficiality, or hypocrisy, or if it happens in the emotion of self-respect, acceptance, or trust.

In summary: the 5 key points for self-reflection

These are the five reasons for self-reflection that will guide you on the path of personal development:

  • It helps you learn from mistakes
  • It helps you to have good ideas
  • Helps you connect with others
  • Makes you happier
  • It helps you see your perspective on things

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