Summer weekend reflection exercises (23rd of July - 26th of August 2017)

July 23, 2017

Maybe you are at a beach, in a thinned out office or simply a little bit less stressed because it’s summer holidays. Here you will find 6 weeks of short, reflective exercises ending on the 27th of August.

Weekend I reflection exercise (23rd of July)

What is your big dream or goal?
If you could reach it, but no one would ever find out and you could never tell anyone, would you still want to do it?

Weekend II reflection exercise (30th of July)

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”
― Nelson Mandela

• Who is still holding power over you?
• Who do you have to forgive?
• Which colleague/partner/friend could you reach out to clear the space, release the breaks and give it your best shot?
• What will open up for you if you do that?

Weekend III reflection exercise (5th of August)

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.

Help someone’s soul heal.

Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”


  • Whom and how could you lead in your role even you don’t have the title or feel empowered to?
  • Who has been a ladder or lamp for you and needs to be thanked for?
  • Where are the “black sheep” worth reaching out to?

 Weekend IV reflection exercise (12th of August)

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change

―Brené Brown

  • When was the last time you allowed somebody at work, family or friends to be vulnerable without being judgemental?
  • When was the last time you have been vulnerable at work, at home or with your friends and what was their reaction?
  • What would open up for you if you show up at work, family or friends as the person you are and not as the person you believe you have to be? (allowing vulnerability)

Weekend V reflection exercise (19th of August)

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.

―Maya Angelou

  • What does balance mean for you?
  • Where did your impatience hurt others, or yourself?
  • Where do you need to release the breaks and show more dedication towards your goals?

Weekend VI reflection exercise (26th of August)

This is the last reflection exercise in the series concluding the summer. I thank you for reading it and hope you are back energised and ready for Q4.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”

―Tony Robbins

  • What after these 6 weeks (and in general) are you grateful for?
  • How could you practice more gratitude going forward?
  • What if, for the next 30 days on your commute home you practice gratefulness by focusing on the world around you with a soft eye and notice the things you are blessed with and others not?



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