A full appreciation of reflecting begins with an understanding of just what the act of reflecting is.
Reflecting as used in this post simply refers to thinking deeply and fairly analyzing something that has happened in the past.
As humans we often get occupied with many day-to-day activities like sleeping, catching fun, worrying about food, working, etc with a desire to achieve greater success as the year goes by. However, little do we spend time reflecting on the events of the past, hence many of us miss out the great benefits that could be derived from reflecting.
In this post, I will walk you through the benefits you could derive from reflecting on your experience in the year 2020 and how to effectively carry out the act of reflection.
Benefits of reflecting on the year 2020 for a better 2021
#1. Reflecting on the year 2020 can help you discover your strengths, build your self-confidence, and achieve greater success in the year 2021.
Sometimes we think we suck at many things, however, in between, there are many things we are very good at, and we would figure out if we take some moments to reflect.
Reflecting helps us identify the moments we experienced and accomplished beautiful things, and great success. By asking yourself, how did I achieve those great successes in the year 2020? What qualities of mine helped me achieve them? You would figure out what your strengths are. The thoughts of how you achieved success with your identified skills will boost your self-confidence, assuring you that yes, you can do certain things with the skills you have identified and these skills can act as a ladder to help you achieve greater success in the year 2021.
#2. Reflecting on the year 2020 can help you track your progress, make you accountable, and help you set more realistic goals for 2021.
Another reason why you should reflect on the year 2020 is that it is important in analyzing and determining whether your previously set goals were realistic enough. You would be reminded of why and how you started, how far you have gone, and where you currently are. This will help you identify what needs to change and can greatly inspire you to set more realistic goals for the year 2021.
#3. Reflecting on the year 2020 can help you learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them in the year 2021.
By carefully reflecting on your experience in the year 2020, you would understand the reasons you couldn’t meet up to some expectations. The moments of reflection would make you aware of your weaknesses and mistakes and also remind you not to repeat the same mistakes you made the previous year. This will help you figure out strategies to overcome obstacles and identify what you can do better which is crucial to helping you stay focused on what is important to reaching our goals for 2021.
#4. Reflecting on the year 2020 can make you remember great moments and appreciate your efforts.
Reflecting can be very beautiful as it reminds us of happy moments, the bridges we have crossed, and our great achievements. This moment makes us feel good, help us appreciate our efforts, while also inspiring us to do better.
However, harnessing the benefits of reflecting comes from knowing how to carry out effective reflection and doing it properly.
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