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31 December 2016

X-Ray



I will regularly give my life an X-Ray.

"Spring cleaning isn't just for clothes."

From time to time it's important to just stop and reflect. Truly examine yourself; where you are, where you've been and what you want to achieve. Slowing down like this can help to refocus you, remind you of why you're doing what you're doing and allow you to appreciate all that has happened to get you to where you are. Take note of the things that have gone wrong. Why did they happen and what can you take from them? Don't carry the past with you but be sure to take the lessons along. It's okay to not know the answers to everything, just allow yourself to have time to heal from any negative experiences and to put things of the past to rest.

What has gone well? Keep note of all the things you have accomplished so far; how much you have grown and developed over time. Congratulate yourself! There is nothing wrong with celebrating your achievements, take pride in all you have managed to do so far! I find we are often too hard on ourselves when we do something wrong and not nearly as proud as we should be when things go wrong. In the same way you'd be happy that a friend achieved something, so should you be happy for yourself! 

Regularly revisit your goals and ensure you are on track to achieve them. If things have changed or you have new visions, think about how you will get there and the next steps you need to take. Can you do more? Are there certain things you need to cut out? Do you need to restructure the order of your day? I for example found that in order to get the most out of my day, I had to start going to the gym in the morning as opposed to the evening; this then gets it out of the way early and frees up the rest of my day for other things. Finally if there is anything holding you back, think about how you will lessen it's effect or cut it out of your life. 

How you do this evaluation is completely up to you. Some reflect annually either at the end of the year or on birthdays, some have 3 month or 6 month plans that they go back to. Whatever your methods, self reflection is one of the best things you can do; it's important to stop and come up for air before you dive back into things again.

Stay Blessed,
Selorm

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