It's hard to believe that another year is coming to a close.
Before stepping fully into the new year, it's helpful to pause to take a look back over the current year and look ahead to the coming year.
So this year, I'm starting a new ritual: taking the last 2 days of this year and the first 2 days of next year to perform a "soft reset" - a kind of master reboot to restore life balance, recharge my energy, and realign with what matters most.
Starting this morning, I am prioritizing my own self-care - listening to my body for what it needs - nourishing my mind - body - and spirit. Here is the process I've created for my new end of year ritual:
So this is my plan and yet I'm allowing for lots of flexibility, knowing that things don't always go according to plan. Be gentle with yourself and honor where you are, wherever that happens to be in the moment. What I'm hoping to gain from this process is a greater recognition and acknowledgement of my personal growth, the discovery of key insights that will serve me in now and in the future, and using the wisdom gleaned from this process to inform my actions in the coming year.
How about you? Do you have a ritual that you use to close out or start a new year? I'd love to hear about. Please share in the comments below.
10% of battery remaining
How many times have you seen this message pop up on your smart phone or tablet?
This battery alert is all too familiar for most of us who are plugged in non-stop, frustrated when our devices threaten to disconnect us from the world.
But, do you recognize the warning from your body that notifies you that your batteries are getting low?
Recently, I found that I'd misplaced one of my chargers. The result: using one charger to attempt to maintain 2 devices. I didn't allow one device to fully charge before disconnecting it from its power source but still expected it to keep on working for long periods of time.
The realization dawned on me that we often do the same thing. We don't always pay attention to how much charge we have and it's not until the alert goes off (or worse yet the device dies altogether) that we realize we need to plug in.
So, it's got me thinking about how consistently I plug into my Source to keep my battery fully charged. As I develop a system to put into place to minimize the frequency of draining my battery completely, here is what I am considering to avoid hitting zero:
And finally, the recognition that my spiritual health is the key to maintaining my physical and emotional health reminds me that I need to consistently plug into my Source (who I call God) and nurture that relationship. This is now my Priority #1.
I'd love to hear what makes your list and what you identify as your top priority for keeping your batteries charged.
Leave a comment below.
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