What is self-reflection?

Self-reflection is a form of personal analysis utilised to further grow your understanding of who you are, your values and why you act, think, and feel the way you do. Self-reflection helps you become more conscious of yourself. 

At My Story Told, self-reflection is at the core of what we do. In order to tell your story, you have to delve into what important and pivotal factors in your life contributed to making you, you. We are with you every step of the way through this process, helping you tell your story, your way. 

“The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination. Until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” – Iyanla Vanzant, Spiritual Teacher

Why is self-reflection important?  

Self-reflection fosters analysis and perspective, allowing you to acknowledge issues, achievements and solutions. It allows you to take a step back and pause, helping you to make better decisions, pursue goals, and meet your interests and needs.  

In our case, the process means that your autobiography is candid and honest, and something you can feel is a true testament to yourself. When writing your story, a thorough reflection process will not only describe what happened but also answer the how and the why, and that is what we care about most. How did your experiences impact you? Why was this moment important?

More benefits of self-reflection 

Improves your emotional intelligence

Through this process you look at yourself through various alternative lenses and perspectives, further improving your understanding of yourself and how to react in certain situations or environments.  

Builds confidence

As your understanding of yourself grows, you will see further improvements in your confidence as you can tackle problems with a new outlook and implement alternative solutions.   

Increased productivity

Self-reflection involves focusing the mind, and in doing so you may identify and pinpoint goals, aspirations and solutions. According to thinkrightme.com, having a streamlined and focused mentality will lead to improved productivity.  

The process of writing your story will involve self-reflection and the potential benefits are fantastic for personal growth, not to mention you’re ensuring your legacy is documented for future generations.  

Get in touch to start your storytelling journey today.