Reflective: Does reflecting actually help?

Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of suicidal ideation.

It’s the last episode of the season, so it makes sense to actually look back at the past 52 weeks! Reflecting apparently helps you to develop your skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as you have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what you do and why you do it and then deciding whether there is a better, or more efficient, way of doing it in the future.

But does it actually help?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Careers Advisor Soma Ghosh from The Career Happiness Mentor.

Nic Wagstaff, award-winning global expert in burnout and boundaries at Inspire – Rewire.

Award-winning high performance coach, meditation teacher, and author Claire Morton.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life — serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you — gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.

Some people take the time to stare deep into your eyes to ask you who you are and how you are doing. Jerry Colonna, known as the “CEO whisperer,” is one of those people.

Books looked at this week:

Emily Esfahani Smith: The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness

Jerry Colonna: Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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