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  • Writer's pictureAmy Donovan (BNatMed)

Don't forget to reflect

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

With the rush of Christmas gone, and a new year approaching fast, we are left feeling somewhat stranded in a far away galaxy where time, responsibilities and perhaps even human existence have no meaning! Just know that this feeling is totally normal - it is just a lull in contrast to the crazy.

Towards the end of the year we spend most of our time DOING. We tend to spread ourselves more and more thinly between work, family, Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, everything Christmas...and have very little time for ourselves and just BEING!

This holidays take a few minutes out for yourself and reflect on all of the good times the year has brought, and your amazing achievements this year - 12 months is bound to produce some pretty awesome moments!

Basking in this glory and gratitude promotes positivity, flooding our brains with feel good chemicals.

Some examples for me are graduating, receiving an award for Excellence in Herbal Medicine, finding a beautiful clinic space, meeting amazing clients, and the arrival of another beautiful niece and nephew.

I also urge you to reflect on some of the things that perhaps didn't go so well, that you could have handled better, or that you just wished would go away and somehow you just got through - man I've got plenty to write in this section!

Use these not so hot moments to see if you can see any patterns emerging on how you respond to things, whether there was something you could have said or done differently, etc. and make some notes.

These revelations are going to help you to develop how you work through challenging moments in life, opening up a whole new world of problem solving as you shift and enhance your awareness.

This will put you in good stead, starting the New Year off on the right foot - or left, no judgement here - as making these new connections in your mind helps to prevent staying in a rut, making the same mistakes over and over.

After all, it is not what happens to us in life - it is the way we respond to it!

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

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