Do you ever wonder what small things may have changed about you over time? We often don’t take the time to stop and recognize our own slow progression, whether it’s intentional or not. Becoming more aware of your own self may help you to live a more fully realized life. Peer Educator, Kimberly has some great tips on how to practice self reflection and make it a part of your life!


by Kimberly Balmorez

Self reflection is a great way to be honest with yourself. It can also help you grow and improve in areas that you feel need more attention. Expressing internalized frustration can help better yourself and the communities you’re involved in. Keeping a journal is a great way to keep track of your self reflection. Over time you’ll be able to see how much you’ve improved and changed.

Life is all about personal development. It’s easy to get caught up. Next time, instead of dwelling or ruminating on what happened or didn’t happen in your life, journal about it and let that thought go physically and mentally. Identify the issues and remember what you have control over as an individual, then you can begin to create a plan that best fits your needs and take action. Sometimes as an individual all you have control over is the way someone makes you emotionally feel or how you are going to react, and that’s okay. Taking control over what seems to be small and simple can make a huge difference in how you approach life and the life you choose to live.

Self reflect and be better for you. Don’t just be the person you want to be, but be the person you need to be. Realize that there are folks around who share the same sentiments as you, but they are probably waiting for someone else to make the first move. Self reflect and be that person for you and in turn for others as well. You’re amazing! — Remind yourself that often.