Flourishing Fridays are about things to consider as you head into the weekend.
Today’s post is about reflection.
With it clear that we will stay in isolation for at least the next 4 weeks, it is a great time to make some plans with some degree of certainty about what this looks like for you. To do this, it will be helpful to reflect on the last 4-5 weeks over the weekend and here are a number of suggestions you may want to consider to feel more in control with greater autonomy than you’ve felt for a while:
- Go back to through the daily posts and reflect on which activities resonated with you and in some cases may now be ingrained as habits
- Revisit some that didn’t appeal and see if they are now suitable to try, as you may be in a different headspace and find them more appealing (or not)
- If there were ones that challenged you too much and added to your stress levels, you may want to revisit those as well and see how you feel about them
- Think about what you would like to achieve over the next 4 weeks and what tools you need to have in place to do this. They could include an exercise plan, time with family/housemates, “me time”, being socially connected and physically distanced, children’s education considerations, work stuff and more
- Come up with a rough weekly plan that factors in all of those things
- It doesn’t have to be locked in hour-by-hour, but having a rough idea of what your daily and weekly intentions are, will help keep you focussed whilst also allowing for some flexibility
- It may also identify some space where what you want to do things that you haven’t you had the time or cognitive capacity to do
- Allow time to do absolutely nothing, to sit and contemplate what is going on for you right now
- Focus on what is going right and working well, rather than what is wrong
- Identify what capacity you have for making minor changes and improvements (the topic of next Friday’s email….)
Enjoy (and have a great weekend)!!