Positive Reflection and Action
As we enter another week of lockdown, I wanted to ask you a simple question. What have you done so far? Of course, many of you will be in the front line. You will be working either as a hero in the NHS or looking after vulnerable people in a care setting. Or possibly you could be working in retail, ensuring our shelves are stocked. You know how we feel about you and all the fantastic work you do. You are probably working more hours now than ever, and your spare time may be limited. I am talking to people with more time on their hands than they ever expected. Now is the time more than ever to reflect on what you have done with your time and look at where you develop next for your future. Reflection and action are so critical in these times. Personally, Claire and I have to keep busy, it is part of our nature, and although I am making the most of being able to walk every day when we are home we are working. Although our regular business has effectively stopped and no training courses are going ahead at the moment. We are pursuing a project that we have wanted to do for years. Our mantra is taking a positive from a negative, and we will get something positive out of this terrible crisis. We have also volunteered as a responder with the NHS, and although we haven't been called out yet, we are ready and willing to go! More than ever make the most of these opportunities to reflect and then take action. We have a new journal available for you to reflect in your day to day working role. Even if you have struggled with reflection, previously we have structured our journals to fit into your day to day environment and provide you with some compelling questions to help you reflect and take decisive action. A journal is a fantastic resource to write your reflections every day. All you need to do is write for five minutes at the end of the working day, or before you go to bed, it is up to you. Writing in a journal can create significant changes in your life when done correctly. It's an excellent opportunity to create a habit and build this into your life and as an example, make it part of your daily routine. You can view this journal on amazon here all you need to do to order your copy is Add to Basket. Ralph Moody is the founder of Target Training and specialises in trainer and management development. You can read more about him here.