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June Reflection (2016)

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ― Margaret J. Wheatley

Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable.

THREE LESSONS I LEARNED THIS PAST MONTH:

  • Be upfront about your limits. If you are hangry, grab a snack. If your feet hurt, sit down for a few minutes. If you are frustrated, say so (and then do something to change the situation). It’s better to be honest than to pretend everything is okay, when it isn’t.
  • Sometimes you need to turn your world a little upside down to see things clearer. It took somethings being shaken up in my world to get me thinking differently about certain situations in my life. The shaking wasn’t necessarily comfortable, but it was needed.
  • Say yes! Sometimes even if you aren’t necessarily ready or 100% sure what you are getting into. Obviously, there are very good times to say no (I’ve gotten pretty good at it, which my introverted side rejoices at). But if it’s fear or uncertainty that’s causing you to pause, maybe yes should be your answer (that’s how I ended up teaching yoga and reading Harry Potter — both great decisions).

What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!

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