My colour is purple . . .

Making assumptions, Lemony SnicketWriting a reflective journal is a huge part of my professional practice – for my leadership, my coaching, and my studies.  And the best bit of all?  Taking time months later to read what I’ve written – it gives me insight, encouragement, assurance, confidence … and helps me remember to try to avoid making the same mistake twice.

My medium is a beautiful, soft-backed book – it has to be beautiful – and a purple-ink pen.  It wouldn’t be reflection without my purple-ink pen.  But, everyone to their own … other colours are acceptable.

If you’ve been itching to get started with your own reflective practice, but not sure where to begin, how about this list of 10 possible questions you could try to answer:

  • What am I thinking?
  • What am I feeling?
  • What’s going well? 
  • What’s not going well?
  • What do others do well?
  • What are my strengths?
  • What’s important to me?
  • Who needs my attention?
  • What have I learnt?
  • What will I do next?

Dare you try?

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