Posted by Pat on December 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
What a year it has been! One full of change as well as full of opportunities! Here’s some samples of what I’ve experienced and I’d love to hear what it’s been like for you! For example: We moved from our 3 bedroom home on 1/3 acre into an attractive but small 2 bedroom apartment. That was quite […]
Posted by Pat on December 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
Today’s the winter solstice for our northern hemisphere: the shortest day of the year and longest night of the year! The darkness of the winter solstice is a great time to go within and reflect on who we are becoming, our essence, and our trajectory. We are reminded to let go of beliefs, images, expectations, and assumptions so that we […]
Posted by Pat on December 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
The holiday season provides us with the all important reminder to reflect on all that is truly important in our lives. To get the most out of this holiday season, we can turn our attention towards G.I.F.T.S. G for Giving: We may all have hit the shopping sales to purchase gifts. However, the “gift” […]
Posted by Pat on December 7, 2014 @ 9:49 am
You can take a deep breath, lower your shoulders away from your ears, and relax for a few minutes!
The brief quiz I found online is below and can help you decide what you really want-it helped me!
So take a few minutes to:
- read the following ten statements,
- cross off those unimportance to you,
- and add any important ones not included.*
*See P.S. for what I added and subtracted!
Decide which of these values is most important to you with a “1” beside that sentence. Then assign each of the other statements a different number in your personal order of priority.
Once you have identified which values are most important to you, it will be easier to choose activities that allow you to celebrate the rest of the holidays in a more joyful, loving, and meaningful way.
Christmas is a time to:
- ____Be a peacemaker.
- ____Enjoy being with my immediate family.
- ____Create a beautiful home environment.
- ____Celebrate the birth of Christ.
- ____Exchange gifts with my family and friends.
- ____Attend parties, entertain, and visit friends.
- ____Help those who are less fortunate.
- ____Strengthen bonds with my relatives.
- ____Strengthen my spiritual community.
- ____Have a good time.
Most of us know that the values we hold dear are sometimes lost in the confusion and busyness of the season.
And we regret it once we realize it. But sometimes it’s difficult to become aware!
So do you have any “triggers” that will aid you in remembering?
(such as just before eating, getting into the car, washing your hands, etc.)
How many times a day do you think you might want to remind yourself?
Is there value for you in unplugging your Christmas machine?
Have you identified which values resonate the most strongly with you?
By reminding ourselves of what matters most to us, we will find it easier to put our thoughts, feelings, and actions into alignment with those values.
And I believe that is what we really want-thoughts, feelings, and actions that mirror the best of us.
What value resonated the most with you for this season?
P.S. I added “experiencing gratitude for all that I have and am.” And I subtracted “attend parties, entertain, and visit friends.”
P.P.S. Last week I said I’d post each week in December, my success(+/-) at keeping my 5 daily 20-minute-timeout sessions to slow down and let go of “doing” for the week. See www.WisdomEnough.com/can-we-use-these-next-4-weeks/
Starting on this last Sunday, I did 6 sessions! (So glad I didn’t say every day!)