When you lose in life……..don’t lose the lesson. The natural ebb and flow of life precludes that we will have peaks and valleys in our life experience……and if we ignore the lessons that come from those challenging experiences then life will just keep sending us more challenging experiences until we get the lesson that we need. So reflection needs to be a part of our self-care; time that you put aside so that you can internalize the lessons that life is sending you.
In order for our reflections to lead to action we must first be open to new ideas and methodologies so that we are always evolving. George Bernard Shaw taught us that “progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” So look at the patterns in your life; what are they saying to you……..what are they asking you to let go of……….and are you truly ready to let go. Part of practicing self care is knowing when to let go and when to hang on…….leadership in life absolutely requires that we nail this ~
Susan L. Taylor said ”In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.”