Daily Reflection Questions

As I have gone on my own personal growth journey, I take a lot of time to personally reflect. What occurred to me recently is that it happens pretty haphazardly. When I feel like thinking about something, I do. When it’s top of mind, it is something I want to spend time on. And, if I have a friend or someone else to talk to about it, definitely sign me up (I’m a verbal processor).

I have been feeling like I want to organize my life more, and I came across a framework for a daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/etc. reflection practice. I then put it in my calendar over the month of December, and I am committed to trying it to see what I like, what I don’t like, and what insights can come out of it.

Here are the questions that I am asking myself every day before I go to bed:

Look Back

  1. What new thing did I try today?

  2. How did it go? What worked well, what didn’t?

  3. What’s the most useful thing I learned today?

  4. What opportunity did I miss?

  5. What am I most grateful for?

Look Forward

  1. What one thing will I do tomorrow to stretch my comfort zone?

  2. What will prompt me to do that?

One day in and I have already started later than I wanted to in answering the questions. But, when I actually sat down to answer the questions (and it only took me 5 minutes), it forced me to think of all the things I actually did today. Turns out that I have a lot of opportunities to do something new. I am going to be more intentional about setting myself up to have more interesting answers at the end of the day. I am looking forward to making this more of a ritual in my life.