It’s a beautiful Monday morning! And what better way to start the day than with a little personal reflection!
Like everyone else, there are times that I make decisions that are not the best. There are times that I make mistakes, fall short of my own and others’ expectations or just simply miss the mark.
At one point in my life, I allowed these mistakes and other people’s reactions to them affect me immensely. I was plagued with guilt, shame and regrets, not to mention the mental bashing I would put myself through for doing something ‘stupid’.
But, I have come to learn that bad decisions and mistakes are simply a part of being human. We are not perfect, not one of us. And by deciding to view these mistakes or bad decisions as learning opportunities it has helped me to approach each new day with a very simple goal…. get better. Not ‘be perfect’, just be a better person than I was yesterday.
Here are some affirmations and reflection questions that you can incorporate into your own personal reflection time today:
Each new day is another opportunity for me to do it better.
I welcome each new day because it is a chance to do more and be more. By actively searching for ways to improve my life, I take responsibility for my choices and actions.
There are times when I am disappointed with how I handle a situation. I am not angry with myself when this happens because I know I can grow from my flaws. This is why I incorporate thoughtful self-reflection into my life.
When I identify how I could have done better, I allow myself the opportunity to be better the next time I encounter similar circumstances. Every day, I strive to improve myself and become a better person.
Though each day may begin with a sunrise and end with a sunset, all that happens in between is unique. I love the possibility that each new day holds. Becoming the person I desire is always within my reach.
With the end of each day, I let go of disappointments and look out for new opportunities.
Learning from my mistakes and accomplishments is a great gift from my past. Receiving the possible joys and surprises of life is a gift from my future. I am so blessed that my Creator has given me so many days of opportunity.
With the gift of each day, I strive to become a better person. I actively search out ways to improve myself. I am so excited to see what opportunities tomorrow brings.
1. What can I learn from today’s experiences?
2. What do I hope to achieve tomorrow?
3. Do I take advantage of each opportunity to become a better person?
Journal writing is a great way to get in touch with your dreams, goals, insights and emotions. Use the questions above as a prompt to writing out your own personal reflection entry today!
~ Carrie A Medford
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