We all want to have the confidence that we are spending our time and energy wisely. It can be challenging to know if we are on the right track. We go, go, go all day with obligations from start to finish. As we finish the day, how do we know we spent our time and energy on the right things?
I love bedtime! I hit the sack close to the same time every night. Me and my dog, Pebbles, have our routine and take over the bed. My husband, John, is a night owl and joins us a few hours later. I have found bedtime to be a good time to reflect on my day. I try to walk through my day from start to finish. I tend to feel like I have never done enough in my day, but as I reflect, I realize that I did get quite a bit accomplished. Most nights I don’t even make it through my time of reflection before I am sound asleep. It’s a great way to end the day!
End of day reflection is a great method of gauging whether you spent your time and energy wisely that day.
As you go to bed tonight, ask yourself:
Do I feel like I had moments of connection with the people that are most important to me? When all is said and done, the people that we love, and time with them, is one of the greatest investments of our time. We all have those days where we know it is going to be busy from start to finish. The challenge comes when most, or all of our days are like that, and the connection with the people we love, get the leftovers, if there are any. It’s a great feeling to know that we prioritized time for those we love during the day, and it’s a great thing to reflect on as you fall asleep each night.
Do I feel like I moved forward on important areas in my life today? Even if it was really small baby steps? Each one of us have goals we want to accomplish, some are formally written down, some are kept safe in our minds. Either way, we usually know what we need to do each day to move forward on the areas that are important to us. I love checking things off my to-do list, and it gives me a great feeling at the end of each day when I know I spent my time on what is most important.
Do I feel like the pace of my day was right for me? Was it rushed and packed to the gills? Did I have a slow, unmotivated day? Was it just right? I call this our personal speed limit, and I believe we all have one. Your personal speed limit is unique to you and you feel the best when you work inside of that speed limit. At the end of the day, you know when you overdid it. You also know when you under did it. The great feeling comes when you know you lived at the pace that was perfect for you!
Do I feel like I was able to do something to take care of my health and well-being today? Ladies, we have to take care of ourselves! I am here to tell you, from my experience, bad health will catch up with you if you do not take care of yourself. It is challenging to prioritize ourselves when we feel good, but it is so very important. If anything, it gives you more energy to live your life well. It is a great feeling to fall into bed knowing you took great care of yourself that day!
As you go to bed tonight, take a few deep breaths, relax and reflect on your day. No one day is perfect. Love yourself and celebrate the things that went well. Give yourself love and grace for the areas you would like to do better. Close your eyes and be thankful for the day.
You are AMAZING! Let’s give every day our absolute best!
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