After reading a wonderful reflection blog from the brilliant Bo Adams, I am looking into undertaking intentional practices for reflection. While I consider myself a daily practitioner of reflection, writing these weekly or daily reflections will allow me to grow my practice of learning and leadership in a more concrete method. There is one tool for intention setting that I have enjoyed this year and that is use of the Momentum Dashboard extension for Chrome. I don’t even know where I found it but each time I open a tab on Chrome (and I’m a tab-o-holic), I am presented with a moment of zen via a gorgeous photo AND my daily set intention. I choose a focus that keeps me going throughout the day.
This sort of intention reminds me that I do not have to solve all the problems of the world in one fell swoop. It can be concrete–“Visit 5 Classrooms today” or abstract–“Be open to hearing constructive feedback” or simple–“Drink Water!” Either way it is based on a need that I set first thing in the morning and provides one point of reflection at the end of each day. I love it and encourage it!
What are your favorite tools for setting intention or reflection?