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Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara DeAngeles

Moreover, journaling and self-reflection goes hand in hand. Self-reflection can be defined as meditation or serious thought about one’s character, actions and motives. Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things, then better yourself throughout the process.

Here’s some other benefits of self-reflection:

• Self-reflection allows you to notice negative patterns in your life. Consider alternate approaches to your situation(s) and begin to move away from the stressors altogether.

• Self-reflection keeps you focused on the bigger picture. Identify a clear vision of where you want to see yourself in the future. Write it down and remind yourself of what you hope to accomplish.

• Self-reflection prevents you from worrying about things out of your control. Instead, direct your energy toward things you can absolutely improve within your life.

• Self-reflection helps you face your fears. Recognize and admit your fears to yourself and eventually learn how to handle them.

• Self-reflection allows you to clearly define happiness on your own terms. When are you most happy? Who do you most enjoy spending time with? What accomplishments are you most proud of and why? By recognizing the positive life events, you can apply your knowledge to future goals and endeavors.

Keep in mind, self-reflection is an incredible gift so please embrace it every day. It can make our journey through life more peaceful if you allow it to. In the mirror we find a reflection of our appearance, but in the heart, we find a reflection of our soul.

JOURNAL PROMPTS:

MIND

• What thought patterns do I have and how do they impact my life?

• What takes your mind away from positive thoughts? Peaceful thoughts?

• What is one thing I can do this week to improve my meditation time?

BODY

• What is happening in my body right now?

• How can I honor my body on today?

• Does your self-care need improvement? How would you improve it?

SPIRIT

• What am I grateful for and why?

• What do I need to be free from and surrender to God?

• How much you are trusting God with your life right now?



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