It’s the beginning of the holiday season, which means it is a perfect time to reflect on where you have been, where you are presently, and where you want to be soon. Before ringing in the New Year, consider taking a moment to breathe; that’s right, right where you are, stop and take a deep breath and let them out slowly. Understand that since you are alive and breathing, especially with Covid-19 and the flu season running rampant, that in itself is more of a reason to be thankful in your reflections. Have hope and believe that there is so much you still need to learn and offer up to the world. There are gifts that you have yet to show the world that you have.
Reflecting helps put things in perspective by asking mindful questions to help one look deeper into their life. It provides an opportunity to take a step back and look at life from a macro lens to then drill down with micro solutions to improve situations. Reflecting can also help assess the people and things in our lives that we ought to be grateful for.
This Thanksgiving Holiday, take out that journal or a simple black & white notebook to answer the following mindful questions.
What does living life during these uncertain times mean to you?
How can you be a better human to yourself and the world you live in?
What is holding you back from being the best version of yourself?
Is there anyone you are thankful for?
What are three things you are most thankful for?
Reflection is a great way to get in touch with your inner you; it will allow you an opportunity, to be honest with yourself on so many levels. Reflecting is your time to be open and honest. Are you happy with where you were, where you are, and where you want to be? The way to move forward is always to reflect honestly and set the path. This Thanksgiving do yourself a favor and take some time to reflect; you will be grateful you did.