Writing a reflective diary is a powerful self-reflective and self-evaluation tool.
- Set aside time for writing
- Allow time for the sifting of thoughts and ideas
- Do not worry about style, presentation
- Remember that the aim is to facilitate reflection on practice
- Find evidence to back-up your thoughts: what evidence do I have for what I have just written?
- Begin by asking: How do I see my role as a caregiver? What values do I believe in?