With the end of the year just around the corner, I’d like to use this post to reflect on time a little bit.
Alexandra Franzen is an author who blogs about creativity, dreams, goals and how to face (and embrace) adversity. My favorite article on her website is titled “Today is not over yet” which is about how we have the ability to turn a whole day around. In that article, she invites us through her story to reflect on time and our attitude towards its passage.
I’ve translated it into Spanish for my own page because it’s a comforting read. But it also got me thinking…
Why wait until December 31st to list and commit to our goals?
Right now we can start many things that already hover in our mind and that we just know we want to do. Logically, I do not mean to necessarily fulfill great goals and dreams in what’s left of the year. However, we can start. We can postpone things a little less. And in many cases, that is more than enough.
Today, we can challenge ourselves to perform some small act that gives us the satisfaction of having invested our time well.
What would that be for you?
Maybe it’s calling someone you’ve been meaning to. Or reading a book. Trying your hand at creating some art. Getting more sleep. Eating more vegetables. Saying sorry. Saying thank you. Or perhaps is something as simple as cleaning up your inbox. You get the idea.
Just like today is not over yet, the year isn’t over either. Let’s make the best we can with what we’ve got.
Alexandra’s website has plenty of inspiring articles, coloring sheets, books, free downloadable guides on communication and productivity and a new book coming up called “You’re going to survive”. Don’t forget to check it out.