Episode 87 – why reflecting on your performance is critical for health
I’m a big fan of taking action!
Action, in a nutshell, is success.
But what if that action was in the “wrong” direction?
They say that a ship that sails only 1 degree off course can end up hundreds of miles away from their final destination. And this can be the same as you! If you miss the minor detail, you could be headed away from the promised land – your “success.”
And that’s where reflective practice comes in.
What is reflective practice?
Reflective practice is about making micro readjustments – course corrections – on a regular basis so you keep on the right direction.
How do we use reflective practice effectively?
The most important thing is to acknowledge the true outcome of that first step (and every other step) directly after your action.
Read on below.
1. Was it the outcome you thought it would be? If not, why not?
2. Are you closer or further away from your goals? If it wasn’t what you expected, then it’s a good time to make some adjustments asap.
if you feel you’ve headed in the “wrong” direction, here are some questions to help you make some adjustments:
- Do we have to look after ourselves first, and maybe cut back on something like social, excessive internet use, etc?
- Is it a decision making thing to improve on before you take on the commitment, ie. did you not think about the consequences thoroughly enough?
- Maybe you’re trying to do too much at the same time aka juggling too many things? Meaning this action is important – but not for right now – and so, do we have to make a temporary sacrifice?
- Extending on that, maybe it’s a focus issue, you missed a few pieces of the puzzle and thus ended up heading the “wrong” way for a moment.
Whatever it may be, take it as a temporary setback, reset, then set sail again.
The promised land awaits.
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.