It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to day aspects of life and forget to pause, self reflect, and look at the bigger picture. Slowing down and taking time to think about your life is extremely helpful in creating a better sense of you are, who you want to be, and how you will get there. Self reflection helps to build emotional self-awareness. By taking the time to ask yourself the important questions, you gain a better understanding of your emotions, strengths, weaknesses and driving factors. Once you understand important aspects of the self, you become better able to adapt to changing situations and tough circumstances. — The Center For The Healing Arts & Sciences
Remembering...what does that do for us and how does it serve us?
Does it keep us in the past looking back at the good ‘ole days? Does it fill us up or deplete us?
How does remembering support us and move us forward?
How does remembering get us back in the game when we’d prefer to sit on the sideline?
How does remembering put us in the position to grow, reflect, thrive, and live more boldly?
Honestly, I don’t know.
I don’t know all the benefits and pitfalls of remembering because it all depends.
It depends on our mindsets, environment, mood, and stages of what’s going on with us.
When I talk to my clients about remembering, I encourage them to look to the lessons and glimpses of clarity that let you know you are worthy, deserve more, and are capable.
If you are in the space of remembering – remind yourself to:
> Focus on your strengths and draw from the moments when you completely surprised yourself.
> Look at mistakes as the lesson plans for a life that is lived fully – instead of being lived in the shadows.
> Record your successes and celebrate them – even when others don’t see or acknowledge them.
> Be and stay bold because believing in yourself, owning your power, living fully, and deciding your desires deserve attention are critical ways to maintain a bold mindset.
What is on your mind these days?
What are you remembering?
Learn more in the "Focus on What Matters" guided journal.