Dec 16, 2019
Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our
“Monday Moment” segments.
It's easy to get so overwhelmed by what is on our
agenda that we forget to enjoy any of it, especially
during this time of year. Today I share 4 things I do to keep
myself and my family present during this holiday season:
- Make a list each. Each morning, I make a
list of the three most important things I need to do. Make a
list of what’s most important for you; then be bold enough to do
- Set an alarm. One feature, perhaps
surprisingly, I use with great effectiveness is the alarm.
When it goes off, it is my reminder to refocus on what
actually matters. I have it set to go off at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Regardless of what I am doing, I step
away for 60 seconds of quiet reflection; quiet time
helps me to be thankful for what matters.
This allows me to step back into “work” with renewed
- Forget your phone on
purpose. When I get home at the end of a trip or
at the end of the day, I put my phone on silent. This allows
me to engage with the people that matter most. Instead of
responding to every beep, tweet, and ring, I am able to savor
every laugh, smile and moment.
- Stop being so serious! I remind myself
that the world will not fall apart if I don’t accomplish the task
at hand. I take a moment to remember that my family’s lives, my
travel, my work, my problems are not the only ones
that matter. This gives me perspective to realize I am just one
person in more than 7 billion on earth… this doesn’t just
take the pressure off, but it also drives me to strive to make
a greater difference for all.
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