The Time For Reflection is Nigh But Reflect Don’t Ruminate

Dr. Nicholas Jenner PsyD, MA

self-reflectionIt seems to be the norm that bloggers, therapists and anyone who puts pen to paper is writing about the last year and what is to come in the following year. It is that time of year. A hard year is coming to an end and a new one is around the corner. We will all be a year older by the time we get to this time next year. It is something about the human spirit that likes to put things in perspective at this time of year.

However, it is very important that if we want this to be a fruitful process that we reflect and not ruminate ( a process of letting our mind wander aimlessly and hence leaving open a danger of negative thinking). To highlight this, the following quote is one that I have always found useful :

We do not learn from experiences, we…

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