Self-reflection, or thinking deeply about our pasts, our thoughts, and our ideas, is something a lot of us tend to avoid, said Michael McGarry, LCSW, a therapist and co-founder of Atlas Health Group. "It is challenging, and for some, brings painful thoughts," he told POPSUGAR. But self-reflection helps us better understand ourselves and our triggers, fears, bright spots, and strengths, McGarry said. "With care and preparation, we can better understand these thoughts and make self-reflection a powerful activity to improve our behaviors and emotions." Try to dedicate a few minutes a day to these deep, probing thoughts and allow yourself to learn and grow from what you find.
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