Kevin Watson

22nd June 2020

Do You Reflect at the End of the Day?

Being Reflective | 0 comments

One of the great achievements coaching is credited for is the emergence of reflecting as a discipline. Use the WHAT, SO WHAT, NOW WHAT to help you reflect and grow.

A daily reflection can be a great help, especially if that you are a busy professional. We highly recommend taking time to reflect on the day, every evening. Building this habit will allow you to see the benefits of reflective practice.

In today’s fast-paced world, even the busiest of people can find time to shut off their devices and disconnect from the world. People are taking digital detox breaks while travelling or using the time after work to relax and recharge.

Reflecting on your day is important. Did it matter? Did you achieve your goals? Did you make a positive difference?

Good and bad days happen to all of us, but it’s important to take time every day to reflect. This will help you accomplish more and move towards your goals. By reflecting on your day, you’ll also be subconsciously nudged towards improving your performance.

At the end of each day, take a few moments to reflect on what happened, how you reacted, and what you have learned.

Ask yourself:

  • WHAT: what happened?
  • SO WHAT: what did you learn from your experience and how you responded to it?
  • NOW WHAT: taken from your insights, what will you adapt and change?

Take a look at your answers. Share them with other people. Notice how it makes you feel to have other people notice how you are different.

The most important step?

It’s WHAT NOW…as the other two on their own won’t lead to change!