When I'm not introducing unconventional creative kid activities, you'll usually find me encouraging moms to let loose and have fun with motherhood. Or was it perhaps yourself that changed you? Yes, today is my birthday. These self reflection questions will open your eyes to the past and future, and they will help you to move forward in life. Personally I recount a moment where criticizing myself. Block out what you think society or your family thinks you should be doing with it. Subscribe and get new blog posts sent straight to your email inbox. What really matters is that you take pro-active steps to handle negative people. You stand a long-time reader. As an overachiever each year I would think about my goals, my plans, and take stock of where I was in my life. Each year I pause the rotation for a few moments to take stock, learn from what was, and consider what will be. Sometimes I do get carried of course. Birthday Reflections: Refining the question. Maybe you take yourself for granted and don’t do enough to reward yourself. Both are obviously great times for self-reflection because they are the s I am afraid of going back home to England. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation. Get new blog posts sent straight to your email inbox. Constructively reflect on what went wrong. 1.Fill in your email address and hit “Subscribe!” Your email address will not be published. So, while I can logically say, “My family would never judge me”, the fear remains. Suggest your own self-reflection questions in the “Comments” section below. Traditionally we associate accomplishments with major milestones. That’s why when you self reflect on your health you should zero-in on one or two things. I am very, very kind, loving, and supportive to everyone I am close to, but sometimes I can come across stand-offish to strangers. Well tomorrow is my birthday. Thanks for writing this! The most important benefit of self reflection is that it open your eyes to ways in which you might like to change. This type of internal awareness will naturally make your mind stronger. There is one negative thought that runs through my head 24-7. This year I wanted to really focus on myself with zero distractions, so I decided The Hustling Mama needed a week off from social media. Welcome to the family! And I worry that when I go home they will judge me. Another element deserving emphasis during self-reflections includes foresight. As I’ve gotten older, birthdays have become for me a time of intense self-reflection: where am I in my life, where do I want to be, what could I improve? When you take things for granted you don’t do enough to acknowledge those things, and that can lead you to losing them. Birthdays seem a fitting time to reflect. When you ask this question you immediately bring your consciousness to your surroundings. But if you’re aware of that tightness when it is just beginning, you can do something about it. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Write down absolutely everything you are happy about. You tell me! Specifying particular accomplishments gives you direction. I am going to change that. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I need to focus on my fiction and get my book published. Above all, it gave me a chance to think about this past year and how I would like to move forward to the next. And I’ve rewritten the questions below so you can copy and paste them into word to complete the questionnaire yourself. The third question is “What am I feeling?”, If you’ve noticed, when we’ve been asking these questions we’ve led our mind on a journey. Sometimes I get mired down in routine day in and day out, and after some time goes by I wonder, “Man, how did I get here?” I think it’s important to set aside time each morning – or at least once a week – to ask yourself useful questions. Your email address will not be published. Shameless plug complete, let you and I draw today’s post to a close. Tim Wambach and I ready for an exciting day at the Chicago Abilities Expo. And those friends you have now, have those relationships become stronger than a year ago? For many people their birthday is a cause for celebration – a day to feel special.