Reflecting on the week/month/year, whatever your vantage point, it is a helpful exercise with a multitude of benefits. Business or whatever work necessitates good productivity and efficiency for good financial rewards to be realised. However, reflecting on the work and well-being to date is a helpful tool in improving efficiency and output. When reflecting, you know how you went about what you went about, and you need to know how you could manage a similar situation better, next time. Reflecting and devising better strategies is a work in progress because situations are dynamic, changing over time and ever changing.
Additionally, that board meeting or business deal could have either diminished or boosted your self-esteem. On reflection, you have learned what you have learned, know which areas need improvement. Did events unfold according to your expectations? When you look at expectations versus reality and there was a mismatch, this becomes an obvious trigger for better strategy and action next time. Furthermore, realistic expectations rarely disappoint. Preconceived ideas can be a two edged weapon, they can be of help or a hindrance to achieving desired outcomes. Open-mindedness, the receptacle for all that comes is a good thing, coupled with an analytical and discerning mind to make the right decisions.
When reflecting, I exhort you to take a holistic approach, among other things, integrating your well-being as well. Wellness should be pertinent to your future plans and aspirations, self neglect should not be an option to explore. Taking a holistic approach to reflecting, by integrating your well-being can stave off: self neglect, low productivity, low returns, diminished confidence, avoidable morbidity and the adverse effects of some medicines. As a certified healer and herbalist, I can be of help where situations necessitate and where my assistance is requested.
I wish you well in your endeavours.