It's easy for busy ambitious people to get lost in the day, week and even the month. Heck, I know people who are so driven they blink and a whole year is gone. I have no issue with being driven and productive. I, myself, love to accomplish and engage in new activities and opportunities continuously. But I also like to feel very connected to who I am and the people I choose to include in my life.
To make sure I keep the connection I consciously set aside time for self-reflection. This is different than time I take for prayer or meditation. This time is specifically focused on questions about my goals, my behavior, and my general state of mind. It may sound narcissistic to some, but I can't be of any good to other people unless I am first good to myself. So I set aside time every week to unplug from everybody and everything. I use the time to ask myself the following questions. This helps me make sure I am in touch with the deep part of my soul so I can be whole for the people I care about. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Inc.com.