It might be hard to do this at first, but decide to speak your truth.
By writing a reflective essay you can capture some of these ephemeral emotions and make sense of who you really are.
In this article, I share eight tips (and a few examples) that will help you do it in a better way.
This seems to be forgotten these days as we record everything through our mobile devices.
But the habit of introspective writing and journaling helps you get in touch with your inner self, and even improve your mental health. It lets you search for meaning in your life, and lets you discover the underlying causes of your actions.
Here you can share concrete examples of changes that took place in your life.
Here, you sum up your essay and leave your audience with a final thought. You may also look backward and see how different you were in the past, compared to now.
If you’re writing an academic paper, you’ll have to be more direct and for example, say: “what follows, are my reflections on what I’ve learned about life during the first year of college”.
In this part, you talk about your actual experiences, memories, and important events in your life.
After all, you’re drilling into your personal experiences, and quite often, this requires a poetic turn of the phrase.
You’re more than welcome to use a wide range of advanced vocabulary.