Your Holiday Journey — How to Refresh It with Reflection Points

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Reflection points for your holiday journey…

Your holiday journey, like most everything this year, is going to be different. But it remains true that keeping yourself present, energetic, and refreshed over the span of the season is often a challenge. 

There’s so much to do, finding time for self-care often gets lost in the shuffle.  And yet, self-care is precisely what allows you to be fully present.

That’s why I suggest that you give yourself the gift of Reflection Points throughout your day, each and every day.

This is important all the time, and perhaps especially so during the winter holidays this year.

Your holiday journey and reflection points…

The moments you give yourself needn’t be very long and they needn’t be scheduled.  Just be sure that you pause periodically and come back to yourself.  That’s because, as you make your holiday journey it’s fundamentally important to take care of yourself along the way.  

And remember to keep your eyes on the process, not just on the endpoint or the goal. Yes, there’s a feeling of accomplishment when you complete an activity. But remember that there’s also joy to be had in doing the activity.

Pause, reflect and savor as you go…

That most certainly applies during this time of year.  It’s easy to push to accomplish “just one more thing” or buy “just one more gift” or write “just one more card.” But then you are likely to find that you end up feeling overwhelmed, irritable, and depleted in the end.  And I’m guessing that’s not how you want to be journeying through holiday time, or any time, for that matter.

Reflection points give you breathing space and re-energize you so that you can live your moments as fully as possible.  Think of them as pauses along a mountain path.  If you are tired and the climb feels long, a reflection point gives you an opportunity to take a breath.  If you round a corner and come upon a beautiful view, a reflection point gives you a moment to fully appreciate it.

Reflection points are about what you experience and what you need.  They bring you back to the moment.  And it’s in each moment that you live your life. 

Remember, as Omar Khayyam wrote: “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

So, reflection points bring you back to your life, and isn’t that just where you want to be? How will you incorporate reflection points into your holiday journey, starting today?

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What do you picture when you imagine something like that for yourself? Are you peaceful and quiet? Maybe you’re focused and fully engaged in a project or pursuit. The answers will be unique to you, but what’s always the same, though, is that it’s something you can give yourself whenever you choose.

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