So, here is a fun personal reflection exercise that turns quotes into a powerful tool for your personal development. Try it and let us know how you get on!
1. Read the quotes below and pay attention to how each quote makes you FEEL. Notice any quote that UNSETTLES you, and which quote/s most RESONATE with you.
Here are 10 Quotes to Read and Choose From:
- “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb
- “The harder you push yourself, the harder your self pushes back.” Anonymous
- “Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.” Jessye Norman
- “The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.” Anonymous
- “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” Betsy Jacobson
- “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton
- “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” Earl Wilson
- “The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” Wallace D. Wattles
- “Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” Chuang Tzu
- “Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself” Rupi Kaur
Which quote/s spoke to you? Which would you like to reflect on? Which could you learn the most from?
2. Pick 2 quotes and write them onto a post-it, then put them somewhere you’ll see them often (eg. your bathroom mirror, fridge or wallet).
3. Now over the next month or so, each time you notice – or think of – the quotes, ask:
a) “What is this quote teaching me today/now?” &
b) “How could I apply this information in my life?”
We’d love you to comment below and let us know how you get on/what you learned!
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