This is an edited version of a talk I recorded for the wellbeing zone at the Utterly Content Global Festival. It focuses on the what, why and how of reflective routines.
What can we do to make sure we’re protecting our mental health as much as our physical health when we return to the office?
What do you do when your energy or attention levels don’t fit with the activity you’re engaged in? Do you keep going and end up even more stuck or frustrated? Try switching modes instead.
January is typically the time we take stock, review the year just gone and make plans for the year ahead, but what if there were a different way to approach marking time?
Stuck in a negative thought pattern? Stop to question yourself about what’s really going on.
Let’s consider what would happen if you give yourself permission to do that thing you keep putting off.
What can we learn from other people’s regrets?
Prompts for daily reflection borrowed from St Ignatius of Loyola.
Developing a practice of cheerful retrospection can help you keep focus on the good moments of each day rather than dwell on the bad.
Looking for an alternative to New Year Resolutions? Consider setting your intentions for the year by picking things you would like to do more/less of.