The following blog post was written by Simple Habit expert Marni Amsellem, PhD. Check out her website or purchase her newest book, The Big Idea Journal.
One of the biggest challenges we often struggle to overcome is how to make things happen. Whether we’re trying to lose weight, start a blog, or explore a passion, we often get stuck. Or, we don’t even know where to start in the first place. Even if we each have a different goal, what we need to accomplish our goals is universally the same.
It was for this reason that I decided to make a concerted effort to guide people through the change process, rooted in psychological science.
The biggest tool? Self-reflection.
The process of self-reflection can be a game changer. Reflection enhances self-awareness. And when looking to start a new idea or make a change, having greater self-awareness can benefit us by providing:
- Enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to maintain focus.
- Clarity in setting goals, identifying solutions, and making decisions.
- Greater ability to be present in your interactions with others and be more in tune with emotional intelligence.
- Strengthened leadership skills and capacity for success.
Self-reflection isn’t always easy, especially when our minds are easily side tracked by worries or thoughts about the day ahead. Guided reflection can be a more effective way to start.
The reality is that we all can use some guidance in keeping us clear, focused, and on track. I created this series because I have seen the benefit of guided reflection on accomplishing goals, breaking through challenges, and making things happen. If you find this series beneficial, I invite you to continue this exploration and growth with the workbook. The Big Idea Journal will guide you deeper into action by both exploration and concrete steps. It guides you in helping you create your parameters, identify goals, overcome barriers, and reflect on what you’ve accomplished.
Ready to bring your ideas to life? Listen to Marni’s Make Your Vision Reality series on Simple Habit.