Each week, ICBA’s Jordan Bateman reflects on what we’ve learned as we participate in ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out icba.ca/wellness for details.

This month, ICBA Wellness is focused on reflection – considering what we’ve learned as a way to help us look ahead to 2022.

Reflection is something I’ve both done well and done poorly in my life. Ironically, it was probably when I needed it the most that I failed to do it!

John Maxwell writes about this: “Reflection is an intentional stoppage, a deliberate habit that must be cultivated. Like all disciplines, it’s an interruption of the regular flow of life to pursue a purposeful end. And, like all disciplines, it must be practiced in order to be maintained.”

Maxwell goes on to say that through reflection, we discover and develop new ideas, define what really matters, and set the stage ot deliver results… sounds like something we could all use in 2022!

As he says: “I’m going to share one final secret about the habit of reflection: if you really want it to help you discover, develop, define, and deliver new ideas and pathways, then it’s best if you practice it daily. I wrap up each day by reflecting, and I even focus my thoughts by asking myself, ‘How did I intentionally add value to others today?’”

So… how did you add value to others today?

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is helping more than 50 companies, and thousands of construction professionals, better understand mental health. The program is free for ICBA members — see icba.ca/wellness.