Some say celebrations are only for the major milestones in life or public victories. In a sense that is true, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, holidays and awards, to name a few are all moments in time that we celebrate. Yet, in my opinion, the little things and private victories deserve their moment.
Not in the form of a party or series of post on social media as is the norm today. As “change points” throughout the day like waking up in the morning as a fresh start, finishing a work task, working out, amongst others provide the opportunity to chart a different path, hence the term change points.
The perfect time to take a breather, check-in and fill up on a little joy is At the end of anything that takes up a block or two of our day. Happy that we have the opportunity to complete whatever it was that we just did. Using things like being healthy and sane amongst others as tools to produce extra joy and if something is weighing or preventing this, then use this point in the day to deal with it before moving onto another task.
Checking in does not have to take longer than a few minutes, and can be done by putting everything aside while taking a few deep breaths. If your mind is buzzing with thoughts about the next task or something else lean into it. Not only will this aid in letting these thoughts run their course, but it will also remove any attention splits as the day progresses. As we all know, going through the day with our mind in two places makes everything take a lot more energy as well as time. Not to mention causes work product to suffer and in some cases need to be redone.
Furthermore, using these changes points creates moments that can change the outcome of the rest of the day. I use them as a way to fill myself up with positive thoughts by saying affirmations or celebrating the fact that I am one step closer to completing my daily goal. That said they are also crucial to deal with any spontaneous issues that come up.
In terms of health issues that create fear or require more time, use one or even a few change points to build up the courage to confront the issue. Think of how much better life will be after finding out what’s truly wrong or going in to see someone who can help.
Remember to be healthy doesn’t mean free of illnesses, but also free from constant anxiety and fear of living life. Therefore, know that it’s ok to talk to a professional or confide in someone you trust without feeling like this will make everything worse, trust me it will do the complete opposite.
That said, I am also here and will be happy to listen as well as guide you to someone more qualified if necessary.