Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 91- Reflection

Ep. 91- Reflection

Episode 91: How to Feel Happier and Achieve More with Reflection


Do you ever pause and reflect on your day or your week as a dance educator or a dancer? The truth is, sitting down with your favorite journal and truly reflecting on the current state of things is a bit of a luxury, but it’s one that’s more than worth your time because the return is both powerful and verified time and time again in psychological research. Reflection is essential for learning and growth. Taking the time to pause and reflect on what we’ve learned improves our performance and that includes us as teachers and coaches.

In this episode, we’re gonna dig into the mindset strategy of engaging in personal reflection. We’re reaching the end of 2022, and New Year’s planning and goals are the common theme this time of year, but I don't believe in planning or goal setting at all until you can get through the personal reflection part first. So, by the end of this episode, my hope is that you’ll understand why taking time to reflect is worth your precious time, how often to do it, and where to get started.

As a reminder, there will be no episodes for the next two weeks during the holiday season. A large part of why I do that is for my own deep-dive reflection. So, while I’ll be gone for a couple of weeks, I hope you take the time for your own reflection and see what kind of growth you experience with it.

“I’ve shared on the show before that one of my personal values in life is learning. I’m never at the top of the mountain. I’ve never achieved all I want to achieve, and if you're anything like me, you have a desire for continued personal growth. I encourage you to take time and really think about last year before you jump into this new year. Consider your accomplishments, the setbacks, the happy moments, and the challenges.”

Dr Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [2m 23s] – Reflection Defined
  • [3m 16s] – Why Reflection Matters
  • [7m 31s] – The How of Reflection
  • [10m 21s] – Schedule Time to Reflect
  • [11m 27s] – Prompts for Reflection
  • [14m 45s] – Reflecting on Life Categories
  • [15m 37s] – The Power of Regular Reflection 

Resources –

My favorite physical planner – Passion Planner

Atomic Habits by James Clear

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