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Tips to Prioritize Reflection

Tips to Prioritize Reflection

We rarely take time to reflect on our lives, yet reflection gives you time to recognize what you’ve accomplished and really appreciate what you experienced. It also provides an opportunity to grow, express concerns, reconsider your priorities and record interesting and creative ideas. Here are six tips to help you prioritize reflection:

* Keep a Journal: One of the best ways to reflect is by keeping a journal. Write, draw, or paint whatever is on your mind.

* Step out of your comfort zone: While we’re in our “safe zone” we have little reason to really stretch into something new. Visit a place you normally would be afraid to go, take a class in something that you are nervous about, volunteer with a population that makes you uneasy–whatever will push you into new ground.

* Examine your stereotypes: Accepting that we have stereotypes is crucial to creating a more tolerant world, where people from diverse backgrounds feel valued and safe. It is not easy to examine our prejudices–it forces us to face our dark side.

* Reconnect with nature: We are part of a living, breathing planet that sustains our bodies and nourishes our spirits. Most of us feel a need to connect with nature on some level.

* Reconsider your priorities: Make a list of your top priorities and compare it to a list of how you spend your time. Consider focusing your energies on your most important priorities to give them the attention they deserve.

* Write a personal mission statement: If someone asked you what exactly do you stand for, could you tell them? Writing your own personal mission statement can be a powerful way for you to reflect on who you are and who you’d like to be.

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Adapted from The Better World Handbook, by Ellis Jones et al (New Society Publishers, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Ellis Jones et al. Reprinted by permission of New Society Publishers.
Adapted from The Better World Handbook, by Ellis Jones et al (New Society Publishers, 2007).

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11:31AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013


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6:16AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Love reflections ,,,I do some Watercolour painting,,,so, that't me showing off.

3:04AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

We think so we survive

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5:29PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:29AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani is a great example of stepping out of your comfort zone

9:21PM PDT on May 16, 2012

thank you =)

9:56AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

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