About two months ago I was inspired by Fred Ende to start blogging everyday as a way to practice (and model) reflection.
The benefits so far:
1. I am forced to pull some learning out of every day and put it into words.
2. It helps me to reflect on the day--what went well, what didn't.
3. I get lots more practice writing.
4. I enjoy writing.
5. It's good for my health. (Thanks to my wife for finding this one.)
True, it takes time, and that's something in short supply these days.
True, I have to fight the feeling that I always have to be saying something profound. I have to remember that this is about reflection, not showing off.
True, some days I have a hard time coming up with something to write.
True, I'm pretty sure in the (near) future I'll look back on some of the things I write and shudder (for various reasons).
But that's the point, right?