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… and time for self-reflection ✍🏻

The 1st of September, Spring Day in South Africa, the 1st day of school for a lot of children around the world. For me, the 1st of September is the perfect moment to start fresh!

It’s been a long time that I walked through the school doors but, it still feels as if the 1st of September marks the beginning of something new. The excitement of going to the stationary shop to get new supplies. All those really nice pens and bloc notes that you really didn’t need but they were just nice to have 😉  

Going back to school also meant that my birthday was around the corner and then Christmas was going to be there soon as well! Yes, I guess you can say that I like the 1st of September.

Now that everybody settles back into a sort of routine, although that routine still might look a bit different because of Covid-19, it is still a great opportunity to hit that reset button. ⠀

To pick up that intention to go to the gym, to start with that weight loss program but, also a good time to do some self-reflection. Something I believe, we just don’t do enough!

We just move forward, plough through the weeks that become months. But we rarely take a moment to slow down and look back. To be honest with ourselves and look at our behaviors, thoughts, motivations and desires.  

Socrates has worded it nicely, “The unexamined life is not worth living!”.

Our fast-paced world takes us away from the essentials, what is it that YOU truly want?

How has the path of your life been so far, where are you headed and does that make you jump up and down with excitement?

Practicing self-reflection isn’t easy. You might even look at something you are not entirely happy with. But that makes it so powerful as well! By allowing yourself to take the time to ponder about life you take the first step into making those changes that can make you happy.

Self-reflection will allow you to gain perspective. You’ll learn and gain a deeper understanding of life and where you are right now. 

This video illustrates the power of self-reflection nicely.

One easy way to get started with self-reflection is to use a journal. And because I don’t want you to get stuck right away, I’ve made you one you can download here.  Simply go through the questions and take your time to thoughtfully answer them. Make sure you take your time for it, don’t rush and be honest with yourself. What truly matters to you?

    It’s no coincidence that self-reflection plays a big part in the 8-week online coaching program, Rewild Your Senses. Because, once you truly know what you want from life, it’s easier to start paving that road to that balanced life and the life you truly want to embrace!

    Here is to… a new month, new beginnings, new mindset, new focus, new start, new intentions and new results.

    Here is to you, because you are worth it!

    Peggy
    xo

    Peggy

    Peggy

    Hi, I'm Peggy, A Backyard Hiker. I like to inspire you to go outside, to explore your Backyard. All our backyards look different but we can all hike!