Sometimes it's easier to wrap oneself in life than to be with and in oneself, to spend time with your own mind and thoughts. We tend to eschew solitude because we want to avoid feeling lonely and have a fear of missing out on all the amazing things happening around us.
But stopping to reflect enriches life. Taking a moment away from distractions and moving your thoughts into the present will nourish your mind and soul. It can be difficult because it must be a conscious decision, and it's all too easy to slip in and out of "the zone," but I promise it gets easier with practice.
I have found that it's easier to sync your conscious reflections with a preexisting routine, whether it's your morning coffee and getting ready for the day, or a few uninterrupted evening minutes spent decompressing. The key is to make sure that the thoughts are coming from you and that you're not consuming anything: no news, no Pinterest, no music with lyrics. Just you and your thoughts, reflections.
Here's a peek into my life: how I reflect. I do so while I'm getting dressed for the day, and whenever I can I savor the process. Special thanks to Aaron Wenck, the talent who captured these moments and Angela Friedman, for inspiring my routine and making it far lovelier with her gorgeous, hand crafted lingerie.