Self-reflection can be challenging due to the emotional discomfort it often entails when confronting past experiences and personal emotions. It requires a significant investment of time and effort, which can be difficult for those with busy lives. Additionally, the fear of discovering unpleasant truths about oneself and the lack of proper guidance can deter individuals from engaging in self-reflection.
Despite these challenges, self-reflection is a valuable tool for personal growth, emotional intelligence, and improved decision-making.
Sometimes all you require is a Mentor to assist you to overcome these obstacles.
Meet Laura. Laura is a major reason that I decided to put pen to paper and write my Demystifying Loss book….. which has become an international bestseller.
This is what she shared with me:
“Karen, I had my monthly check-up with my doctor the other day and she was surprised when she saw me. As I walked into her office she said “What have you been doing? Your whole persona is different, you are standing taller, you look amazing and somehow more confident?” “I mentioned that I had invested in your “Gift of Loss” five-session 1-2-1 program and that we had completed three sessions.” She told me to keep her updated as she had never seen such a dramatic change in someone in such a short amount of time. She then lowered my anti-depressant prescription to a quarter of what it had been and said to only take it when I needed it. I have not taken any, as thanks to you, I have the tools to see things from a new perspective, so nothing is worrying me as it did before.”
I thanked Laura for sharing this with me, stating that I was her guide, she was the one who had followed each step as advised. That she had done the work. She’d done the not so easy deep dive / reflection into herself so that she could find the gifts from the many tragic things that had happened in her life. The events that led her initially to the doctor who had prescribed the anti-depressants.
The fact that Laura’s doctor noticed such a significant change in her demeanour and was able to lower her anti-depressant prescription is a clear indicator of the positive changes she’s undergone. It’s not just about reducing medication; it’s about finding a renewed sense of purpose and happiness in life.
Laura was proof that there are always multiple ways to do life. That when you are open to looking for a different way, you begin to see things from a different perspective. Laura’s doctor’s comments assisted Laura to came to the most beautiful realisation: that she was receiving the benefits right from the start of our time together, as we had only completed three of our five sessions together.
Since then, I have received many similar comments like Laura’s from other clients. That they’re viewing life differently, that they have cut down on their medication and most importantly that they are beginning to love their life. That they have a reason to enthusiastically jump out of bed each morning.
So if you’ve been avoiding self-reflection maybe take the fact that you’re reading this post as a sign that now is the time for you to get out the mirror and your pen and paper!
You’ll be eternally grateful that you did, as self-reflection offers a myriad of benefits for personal development and well-being. It enables individuals to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their values, and their motivations, fostering increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence….. ultimately guiding you to break through your barriers and move beyond limitations.
Reach out if you’d like to know the learn more.
Until we meet again, please remember that you are Simply the BEST!
Karen and Lesley
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