Who else finds it hard to stop, switch off and find the time to reflect on where they are at; if they are living the life they want to live and how to change things if the answer is no?
Or is it just me? I find that by this stage of the year when we are in the midst of winter and work is in full swing, that life can feel like it is more about survival rather than celebration. There are goals that were started at the beginning of the year that have been partially achieved, then others totally abandoned altogether, and left to gather dust along the roadside as everyday life took over.
It sometimes takes something random such as illness to make one stop and reflect and that is what has happened to me this week. Getting hit with a nasty chest infection proved good timing in some ways, (although it really sucks too!) in that I have been able to keep an eye on my husband who is recovering from shoulder surgery, and it has forced me to stop running around and have to take time out to look after my own health. Picture me on one couch lobbing painkillers to my husband on the other couch, both living in pjs – and you get an idea of how we roll around here at the moment.
Despite my brain-fog however, I’ve managed to get some reading done, and as always I am drawn to authors who challenge me to think even bigger and dare to believe that I can achieve so much more. I also find myself mulling over the two same questions that I ask myself frequently:
“Am I being all that I can be?”
“Am I making a difference in others’ lives?”
And as I am being completely vulnerable here – my answers are “no” and “not nearly enough,” which is exciting as I already have projects in the planning stage – perhaps it is time to stop doubting and start launching 🙂
Anyone else use winter as a time of reflection and dreaming?