3 Common Benefits of Self-Reflections

January 23, 2021

The benefits of self-reflections are numerous, from short-term benefits that are immediately effectual to long-term, whose effects are evident through an extended time. Here are three benefits of self-reflecting.

  • Clarity on Values, Passions, Likes, and Dislikes. Taking time to self-reflect helps you clarify many aspects of your life – your values and passion, as well as your interests and boundaries. All these improve your relationship with yourself and with others. Clarity of values and thoughts provides you a way of analyzing something or situations without clouding it with emotions. Spending time to identify what matters to you can help you communicate with your loved ones more effectively and set clear boundaries. Spend time evaluating what matters to you. Self-reflection gives clarity to the essential things in your life.
  • Improved Confidence in Your Choices. Self-reflection can lead to an increase in self-confidence. To effectively maneuver life, family, career, and relationships, self-cofidence is required. A confident individual has a growth mindset, is willing to try new things, accepts changes, communicates better, makes better decisions, and positively influences others.
  • Improvemed Emotional Intelligence. Self-reflection helps you build self-regulation and self-awareness, and these are two critical components of emotional intelligence. Being aware of your feelings and thoughts is a vital step in making changes. Transformation only occurs when there’s awareness. Being able to manage your strong negative emotions, no matter the obstacle, is powerful. Self-regulation is not ignoring or avoiding strong negative emotions; it’s the awareness that the feelings exist and giving that emotion what it needs.

Moya Mathison, LPCEver since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest grew into my undying passion for working children and adults suffering from the effects of trauma and eventually it evolved into a full time job. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the greater Montclair area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to create a safe place for my client where they will feel validated.

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