You aren’t alone if you consider reflective writing to be irrelevant, fluffy or even a nuisance or a waste of time.  It may be that you won’t ever really enjoy it… However you might not have enjoyed biomechanics or pathology, but you still need to learn about it to be a competent surgeon.  It is a clinically relevant skill you can improve and use throughout your career if you choose to. It is also, though, a GMC requirement for doctors to reflect regularly on their standards of medical practice (2006), and to be able to demonstrate it.