A time for reflection
I decided to use a quote for the title of this blog as it really resonates with me at this time of year. December/January each year is when I reflect on the past year, then plan and look forward to the new year ahead. Of course, this can only be done in March or August, but for me, this is when my schedule winds down, and I have the mental space to do the focusing.
Prioritize today accordingly
This quote reminds me of another quote – ‘A moment of discomfort now will avoid the pain in the future’. It’s the stuff I can’t be bothered with now, but it will pay off if I do it now. Whereas later, I will be rushing around, stressed because I can’t give it the required focus. This is everything from little things like; weeding when there are not so many weeds. House cleaning when it isn’t really untidy. Getting my finances in order each week rather than at the end of the BAS period or tax year.
It’s also the bigger picture– taking care of my body regarding recovery, fascial alignment, regular moderate exercise, to looking for the ‘next big thing’ for my career. This means keeping my ears and eyes open to what’s being talked about most and how it is evolving. I have no idea what will happen in the 5 years, let alone the next 12 months, but I do get an intuitive notion of a groundswell building up.
Do something for your future self
My latest project for doing something today for my future self is creating happy memories. I love reflecting – it is my favourite activity. When I have great memories of an event, holiday or experience, I relish the memories I can relive in the future. So my memory focus for the next two months will be creating happy memories of having a holiday in Melbourne. Being the classic list maker, I have listed down all the things I would like to do in Melbourne that I have never done or done such a long time ago. So it is time to repeat it to see how I feel about it now. I am excited about my little project to do something for my future self. It will be fun and an adventure trying out and doing new activities.
So what will be your ‘something’ that you will do now for your future self?