I’ve tried to write this article at least a dozen times over the last two months.
But the changes in the landscape have been happening at such a rapid rate that in the span of just a few days either in the world, my life, or the planets did a 180 degree turn, and I felt compelled to start over again.
When the sands keep shifting under your feet, the magnitude of what is beyond your control becomes evident very quickly.
It can feel like an undercurrent of deep unrest and exhaustion or paralysing overwhelm and anxiety.
I know I’m not alone in having experienced both.
Acknowledging and accepting what happens when the veil is lifted and the reality that some days are just really hard, is essential not only to your own well being but to those around you.
Denial keeps you stuck and alone. Acceptance gives you the power to change.
And yes, there are also silver linings…
The invitation (sometimes like a slap in the face) to see the ways in which your life is out of alignment and integrity.
The direct call to see the truth and take greater personal and collective responsibility.
Profound lessons to learn.
And a whole new understanding of what IS in your control: how you choose to respond, your experience, and the way you show up.
2020 continues to ask all of us to get crystal clear on what really matters, heal what’s coming to the surface, and decide where you’re going to spend your most precious resources – your time and energy.
It’s often the hardest thing ever but it is absolutely possible to shift how you’re feeling and spend the second half of this year in the driver’s seat – if you become devoted to doing whatever it takes to return to feeling centered, empowered and open.
One small imperfect action after another.
The first step is always to start by taking stock.
Every year at this time I send out The Annual Midyear Reflection Workbook.
This is your invitation to pause, interrupt your patterns, acknowledge all that you’ve navigated, identify what’s working, what you’re ready to let go of, and what matters the most.
“We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey
You’re going to discover that this simple process will provide you with important insights and information and a clear path forward.
My clients do this every summer and I always receive feedback about just how powerful this process is.
So, make a date with yourself, download and fill out your 2020 DDA MIDYEAR REVIEW AND REFLECTION
Type right into this editable template or print it and hand write your answers. * VERY IMPORTANT* Make sure you download the template to your desktop and re-open it before typing into the fields, otherwise, your content won’t save.
Please don’t skip this step. I promise it’s worth your time.