Now that you’re here, you’re probably wondering what the first step is when it comes to creating your very own “to you list” and becoming the best version of yourself. That first step would be self-reflection. In order to become the person we want to be, we have to first acknowledge where we are.
The difficult part about self-reflection is that there is a fine line between admitting our flaws and having our flaws be the only thing that we notice. The best way that I find to acknowledge what I need to work on is to make a list on my phone and to keep coming back to that list throughout the week. You may think that your list won’t change within the week, but I would argue against that.
If you’re having a bad day, there’s a good chance you’re going to be more negative about yourself when it comes to self-reflection. In the same way, if you’re having a really good day you may be overly positive and slightly unrealistic when it comes to the attributes about yourself you want to work on. Giving yourself a week to really think your list through will balance out those bad days and good days and hopefully give you as realistic of a self-reflection as possible.
You may be wondering what exactly self-reflection entails. Self-reflection can include both physical and emotional characteristics about yourself. Maybe you keep putting off getting organized in your daily life or maybe you’re completely happy with the friendships you have. Make sure to list both the good and not-so-good. Remember that you’re a work-in-progress and this is just the start of building yourself into the person you want to be.