Everything is a function of time and “How, When, Where” time goes is your responsibility. You must redeem the time, that decision lies with you.And if you do not decide, someone else will decide for you. Time will and can not wait, stop or pause for you. You know what must be done, DECIDE.
It’s the perfect time of year to look back and reflect on what you’ve done right this year, to learn from what you’ve done. If you reflect on the things you did right, on your successes, that allows you to celebrate every little success. It allows you to realize how much you’ve done right, the good things you’ve done in your life. Without reflection, it’s too easy to forget these things, and focus instead on our failures.
Often we are caught up in the busy-ness of our daily lives. A mistake or a high-pressure project means all the world. It can overwhelm us sometimes. But if we take a minute to step back, and reflect on these problems, and how in the grand scheme of things they don’t mean all that much, it can calm us down and lower our stress levels. We gain perspective, and that’s a good thing.
Think about 2018, your work, your life. I like to take a look back on my year, to think about what I did right and wrong, what could be improved. Then I take a look at my work, to see how things are going there. Then I step even further back and take a look at my life as a whole. It’s a three-step system that leads to a lot of improvement over time.
Write about it. If you post your reflections on a blog, or a forum you belong to, or just on a LiveJournal account viewable to friends,... you’re holding yourself accountable to a group of people. Your reflections are shared with others, and once people start to read them and expect them, you’ll feel that positive public pressure to keep it up.
The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. The gift of time. May all these be yours at Christmas.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.