Reflect and Recharge to Freshen Your Time, Especially During Transitions

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Reflect and recharge…

When you make time to reflect and recharge, no matter what else is going on in your life, you give yourself an energizing gift.

That’s because making the most of your time, and of transition times, in particular, is a powerful skill to develop and hone.  The early days of a new year offer significant opportunities to do this, as you’re generally more aware that you are in transition.

However, the reality is that transitions are happening all the time.  Think, at the most basic level, of your in-breaths and out-breaths.

Harness the power…

The more you accept, and even embrace, the fact that change is constant, the more you harness the power of transitions for yourself.

Any transition time, such as the end of a day, week, or month, offers the opportunity to find time to reflect and recharge.  If you choose to, you can give yourself this important gift anytime.

The first step is to pause and take the time to make a conscious transition. 


Start by looking back over the past month. 

Relax and observe, without filter or judgment, whatever bubbles up about that time. Scanning the vista, you’ll see:

  • Events,
  • New tasks you’ve taken on,
  • Tasks you’ve completed, and
  • Anything else that stands out.

Then, take a look at your calendar and To-Do List to refresh your memory.  If you keep a journal, it would be helpful to page through that as well.  The goal is to give yourself a good sense of the map of the past month.

3 Questions to Help You Reflect and Recharge:

Now that you can see the terrain, it’s time to survey the landscape more closely.  Here’s where you ask yourself 3 questions:

  • What did I accomplish this month?  (Make a list and be sure to take a moment to briefly acknowledge and celebrate each success.)
  • What did I learn this month, and how will I use it next month?
  • What is one thing from this month that I am going to let go of next month?  (Make note of this and at the end of the coming month, take time to review this and see how you did on your letting go.)

You may want to add to this list of questions, but these three give you a good start. 

Make an empowered new beginning.

What I love about the process is that it sends you into your new month feeling positive, validated, and actually less encumbered because you are considering what you can let go of.

Do this letting go before you think about things you want to accomplish in the coming month.  Lightening your load, at least by a factor of one, clears space as you transition into a new month.

So, how will you give yourself the gift of some time to reflect and recharge? What will be your first step?

And for more help…

Change is a fact of life, but do you sometimes feel like it’s coming at you too fast? Or does it pop up unexpectedly and throw all your plans awry? Well, I’d like to share a time tool that helps. no matter what kind of change you’re dealing with.

It’s titled How to Partner with Change and Aging, and to discover more about it right now, just click here:

Let’s explore time together…

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