These times of reflection, as in a mirror, are times that God speaks to each of us, personally, in a way we can understand. During these times God reveals, sometimes, a need we have. A need to change something, a need to stop doing something, or a reassuring gesture that tells us we are doing something right.
If we shall follow Christ there is a conviction of where we fall short. After conviction there needs to be a reaction, an action – otherwise we fall to condemnation- of which there is no hope. Since conviction comes with a way to change for the better and condemnation only comes with judgment. Condemnation does not come with the guidance of how to overcome the obstacle.
The amount of time spent, wasted, on things of little consequence should not be greater than the amount of time spent on things of eternal consequences.