I’ve developed a strong immune system and am fairly lucky. However, for Christmas I was sick this year.
Fortunately, it was not the flu. However, I’ve spent the past several days medicated with cold medicine. I’ve made myself do things when all I truly wanted to do was stay at home and lay on my couch. This is something I rarely do.
Being sick at Christmas and the end of the year has forced me to slow down (whether I like it or not).
There are so many things I need to be doing! There are only five days left in 2014 and I want to prepare for 2015, However, I am not viewing my forced time to slow down as a bad thing. Quiet time at home is allowing me time to look at where my life is at. Rather than rushing into 2015, I’m regrouping, reviewing what my year has been and what I hope the New Year will be
Most individuals do not take time to recover and regroup. Instead, it is not unusual to push on to the next task and goal. Not acknowledging the current circumstances. As a result, even though we accomplish the task, it may not be done as well as it could be if we had slowed down.
Before you set your goals or resolutions for 2015, take a few hours,an afternoon or a day to regroup.
Spend some time reviewing your current situation. Give thanks for what you have. There is truth in the statement that there is always something to be grateful for.
Think about where you were this time last year. Life has twists and turns we can not predict. Accidents occur, illness happens, there are work struggles, and relationships both flourish and fall apart. Where there circumstances you could have controlled? It’s ok to acknowledge that sometimes it hasn’t been a great year or the year we had hoped it would be.
Acknowledge what and who helped you get through the tough times of 2014. What and who helped get you through the good times? Take note of the support system you have in your life. We do not get through this world alone.
By acknowledging where your life is at you may able to see the areas you would like to change or improve. Accept your current circumstances (whether it be that you weigh too much, your checking account is too low or you don’t like your job). Acknowledging and accepting your current situation may not feel comfortable but it enables you to become stronger in preparing for the New Year.
By taking some time to regroup and accept where you are currently, you are allowing yourself to take a deep breath, gain a better understanding of your surroundings and to develop a stronger plan to reach whatever goals you make for yourself.
Will you take time to regroup before the New Year?