Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Festive reflection. Give your head a rest.

The festive season is upon us and that brings with it a hive of activities. We have to buy presents, go to office parties, get the food sorted, know when we are going to visit who, make sure we don’t forget anyone, send cards, put up the decorations etc etc…

In the meantime our daily lives are still the same. We still have a job to go to or to get, children to collect from school, housework needs to be done, bills have to be paid, pets looked after etc etc…

Does all this sound like a festive season used to rest and reflect on the year gone by? A season were we take stock and plan for the next steps in our lives? A season were we reconnect spiritually, whatever that may mean to you? A season of goodwill, friendship, empathy and love?

This is my challenge to you over the next 3 weeks (in 3 weeks it will be NYE):

1-Connect with yourself and those that are dearest to you. Give your head some space and think from your gut. ‘Do lots of what you would really like to do, little of what you tolerate and nothing you hate.’ (Thanks Rachel Montgomery for passing on this bit you got from John Assaraf)

2-Check in with yourself on what you want to achieve in 2014. Check in with yourself on what’s important to you. Check in with those around you whom you love to see how they are coping.

3-Instead of buying presents, be the present. Give time, a listening ear, thank you’s, a smile, empathy and love to all you meet.

In short, do what is best for you and those around you: Live from your core rather than your head.

Have a wonderful day,

Patrick x

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