I value reflective writing very much. It’s at the heart of everything I teach and learn. To me, it’s easier to start reflecting from within a role (role-based reflection is at the heart of psychological empowerment) than it is from the overall perspective of our layered and complex lives.
The graphic above provides a framework through which you might be able to come to understand a particular role in your life. In understanding it, you may even come to value it. Or not. You might also decide that the particular role may be a bad fit for you. Either way, though, at least you’ll have a framework from which you can base decisions that are from your own perspective.
As usual, the tools I provide only work if they’re used. Plus, a teacher only has value if someone learns from him or her. At the end of the day, I provide tools, but only you can learn. I do hope you try this role-based reflection framework. It helps lead to being more committed, creative, and independent.