If you love good news then the year is already half way through. If you don’t, then there’s still 6 months to go! And whatever way you view where we are, the half way point has turned and it’s a great opportunity to take stock of where you are and where you’re headed.
If you’re someone who sets 1 year plans then there’s still ample opportunity to make some adjustments to your strategy, your direction and even the goals themselves. And if you don’t, then it’s still a great moment to take some time to think about where you’re headed and what actions (if any) you want to take.
Now is a great time to take some time out (and to plan some if you don’t have any scheduled already). Yes, even just one day, to decouple yourself from the everyday and to give yourself some time to relax, recharge and revive yourself for the rest of the year. And I don’t mean that you keep yourself on standby, I mean by switching off your always on life, yes even for just one day. No email, no phone calls, no internet, no Facebook. This time is “life time” only!
To do this properly, to serve yourself and those around you, extract yourself from the norm and give yourself some time and space: sit at home and read, go for a walk, meet some friends for coffee or lunch, take your partner out for the day, climb a mountain, go on holiday. Any, all and at least one thing that breaks from your routine and takes you away from the everyday pace of your normal, hectic life. You’ll be surprised at the impact this will make if you allow it to.
You don’t have to sit and reflect, you can just allow the fullness of the world and all that surrounds you to permeate your life for a short time: to hear the trees, to breathe in fresh air, to relax, to recharge and to revive your mind, your body and your spirit. Then you’re ready for the rest of 2014!
Live and Love Your Life!