What is reflection? To me, reflection is careful consideration, looking back on a time or event in our lives, which often gives us insight to how things could have been different or perhaps even handled better. To look back on how we handled an event in our lives can be quite useful for future events. It helps us grow and develop as a person; and, evolve as people, especially when we reflect with a different perspective or frame of reference.
When I reflect back on specific events in my life, I see clearly other ways I could have acted. Using this information allows me to act differently if I did not like the outcome of a previous experience. Reflection is a great tool and can bring more joy into one’s life as long as you see each experience as a life lesson or blessing through the reflection and NOT as a regret or mistake.