Reflection is looking back on an event or an experience and asking ourselves what we can learn from it.
We can’t go back and change the way we behaved in any situation, but we can learn from it. If we feel a lot of guilt about a situation, reflecting on it and being able to identify ways we can ensure it doesn’t happen again in the future can go a long way to helping us relieve some of that guilt.
Commonly in nursing practice especially, reflection is used as a tool when a mistake has been made, an error, so that those involved can learn from it, making it less likely for the mistake to occur again. However this isn’t and shouldn’t be its only use.
In our mission to live our best lives, we need to be able to take all things that happen, both good and bad and learn from them – about ourselves and also about those around us.
We often do reflect on situations, however if we don’t do this in a structured way, we run the risk of not pulling the best...
These are things I have learned from my reading and researching around the topic of our minds and they have changed the way I feel about my life . In particular these 5 things have given me the confidence to take control of my own life and where my life is going. I hope these things can help speed up your process of being able to take control of your own life and your own happiness.
#1 That we can control our thoughts, which can change our behaviour, which can change our feelings! Writing it like this it seems so simple! But it isn’t and I don’t want to downplay the complexity of our minds by giving this impression. Though it is true! We can decide what to think – if we can create even a moment of space before responding to something, we have the opportunity to think about how we want to react.
For example if someone is rude to you in the street, you could react in many different ways. If you are offended by them, without thinking you could respond by being rude...
Are you reading this blog post and wondering how you are ever going to figure out who you are, what you want and how you can feel fulfilled?
Now you can relax, because I’m going to show you the steps you need to take, although committing to the process of truly finding yourself is a big commitment, it is completely and utterly worth it! How do I know? Because I have been there – right where you are, searching on google, how do I find myself? How do I know who I really am? How can I find fulfilment? The answer didn’t come easily to me, as you may have seen yourself, a quick google search comes up with lots of tit bits of information – but not one path laid out for you to follow to get the results you want.
What do you want? All you want is to feel fulfilled right? To feel like you know where your life is going, to know how you are going to get there? And to feel like you are in control?
The one thing I can promise, if you don’t do the work, no one else...
If you live your life in a way that is in line with your core values you will have happiness in your life.
Values are at the very core of who we are. They are closely linked to our emotions - how well aligned our values are to the way we live our lives, the happier we will be. A bold statement I know but I feel really passionate about this and I’m going to tell you why.
Firstly lets explore what values are… Values are the deep rooted principles which we hold dear, they are at the core of who we are and influence the way we behave, what we think and how we feel. Our core values develop from childhood into adulthood and many mature, for example fairness in childhood may develop to justice in adulthood or telling the truth in childhood may mature to integrity in adulthood.
Our values grow as we learn and experience the world. This doesn’t necessarily mean we adopt all of the values we are taught or experience. This is where our individuality and uniqueness come in,...