The Productive Mindset Method (Part 5: Reflecting)
- It is time to wrap up the Productive Mindset Method blog post series. If you have been with me since the beginning of the series, thank you! Productivity isn’t an easy topic to discuss because everyone’s perception of what it may be is slightly different. And this could be due to where a person is in their life-cycle and/or where they are in their careers. I say all this to express how important productivity is to personal and professional growth.
- In this post, we’ll wrap of the Productive Mindset Method with reflecting.
- What is self-reflection?
- Self-reflection is bringing your attention to what’s happening in your life in a mindful and open-minded way. It is all about creating self-awareness. So many of us focus on the future that we don’t necessarily take time to reflect on what’s going on right now.
- Self-reflection attempts to go beyond simply describing events. It aims to:
- be considered, thoughtful, analytical
- be honest—even when this is difficult or uncomfortable
- be rational and distanced. (Although it often deals with feelings and emotions, we try to look at them analytically.)
- relate experiences to wider contexts, other perspectives and theoretical frameworks
Self-reflection is one of the best things you can do to create a positive mindset and discover a greater connection with yourself. Here are seven reasons you should make self-reflection a priority in your life:
- To make sense of things
- To uncover breakthroughs
- To challenge your thoughts
- To recognize change and track progress
- To increase self-awareness
- To inspire self-acceptance
- To live with more intention
What to reflect on?
Here are 4 things to consider reflecting on:
- Reflect on what’s going well
- Reflect on what’s not going well
- Reflect on how you feel
- Reflect on your attitude and thinking
How do I reflect using the Productive Mindset Method?
The PMM workbook allows you to reflect monthly and yearly. The monthly prompts (or questions) are there to help you evaluate your progress, make changes where necessary, and celebrate your wins. It will also help you stay motivated until the end of the year. The yearly review summarizes the most important takeaways for the year and start the next year off right.
In conclusion, self-reflection is more than just journaling or writing down the event of day or the week. It is a critical step in self-awareness and self-improvement. It allows you to analyze your progress in achieving your goals.
Nothing is set in stone when it comes to self-reflection. This is something that can be easily added to your daily, monthly, quarterly, or yearly routine. This is your journey and you determine the frequency.
Thank you once again for making it this far in the series. The blog series is coming to an end, but there is still much more to come for the Productive Mindset Method! If you are interested in learning more about The Productive Mindset Method Program and accessing our free planner library, sign up for our free newsletter below.