We are slowly approaching the end of the year, and it’s the perfect time to reflect, do a self-evaluation, and take some actions to end the year successfully. I have been in pause mode for a long time. I started questioning why I lost my passion and why did I let myself drift to that state of unproductivity. I can no longer blame it on Covid-19. I can no longer let the current circumstances suppress my passion. Blaming is leading me nowhere. I can no longer be complacent.
While I do know that we all have times when we don’t feel our best and our minds may even wander away from what’s important, I also know that I’m the only one to bring myself back onto the right path. Taking a look back on why I started in the first place can give me the strength to move on.
Why did I start? This self-reflection brings me back to that moment of gratitude where all falls in place
Living in that moment of gratitude ignited my passion again. The gratitude for all these little things fills me with so much and my strength is slowly resurging through me.
If you find yourself stuck and reading my post, I hope you can go back to your why and look at all your little victories, and be grateful. With gratitude, you will start believing, start hoping, and bringing the best version of yourself to life.
I am grateful that you are taking a minute to read my post. Be blessed!
This is a great reminder to slow down and re access! Many times life gets in the way and it takes effort to slow down.
It does take some effort, Catherine.
Love this and your emotional courage! Knowing that you are ultimately responsible and then getting back in touch with what started it all is so powerful. Thank you for sharing.
We are indeed responsible to motivate ourselves, Carletta. Thanks for the feedback!
Gratitude is so important. Beautiful photos!
Thank you, Jillian!
Loved it. Good to start this process now and be ready for a crazy Christmas and new year!!
Your pictures are beautiful and your post is a reminder that everyday brings a new reminder to be grateful even if we need to take a moment to look around and see the things around us that can easily bring us gratitude 😉
I agree, Suzanne, be grateful for all the little things.
Great reminder on this topic and best way to do it sometimes is to be outdoor and enjoy nature.
So true, Jean!
I love your reflections and the positive view you share throughout. Thanks for a great post!
Thank you, Kaybee!
True! It’s time for reflection, and blaming get’s you nowhere.
Great post. Love the photos!
Thank you, Michelle!
I started doing mindfulness exercises this year and it’s helped me stay centered and focused. Your photos are beautiful!
Thank you, Danni!
November is my birthday month and it is truly one of my favorite months of the year as Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I am a foodie 😉
Happy and Blessed Birthday, Melissa!
I am gratefull for my kids and my partner. We should never stop chasing our dreams and be grateful for what we have!🤗
We should, Marina!
Thank you for this! I’ve been feeling stuck lately. It was a tough year. Definitely need to be grateful for the little things.
The year is almost over, and I hope that together, we can get back on track, Joline.
I like your motivational post. It is true that we should use time to reflect about life in general and be thankful for what we have. November is a month non so bad at all ahahah – Paolo
Let’s be thankful, Paolo!
I agree! Its a great month to do reflecting and count our blessings. For sure something I have tried to more of!
Let’s take a minute to be grateful on a daily basis, Neely!
It’s almost end of the year! It’s time to slow down and enjoy the Christmas time! So nice!
It sure is, Emman!
November is the antechamber of winter stasis, the fields falter and people close in on themselves to reflect and evolve!
Beautifully said, Cristina!
I have been doing a lot of looking back at the moment. My second oldest leaves for varsity in a few weeks so lots of change coming our way 🙂
That is a major change, Laura!
Fall truly is a great time for self reflection. After summer when life slows down and we can focus on ourselves!
That is true, Renee!
This is a great reminder to all. I’ve been feeling stuck lately. Reading your blog makes me reflect on myself and get back again. Thank you!
That is awesome, Risa!
We should take more time out and reflect on things. Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have enough or what we’ve achieved.
It’s so true, Melanie, that’s why sometimes, I feel like pausing can help us appreciate more.
I’ve gotten stuck in a rut like that before. And you’re right, blaming others and situations doesn’t help. We have to look back and remember why we started something.
I could not agree more with you, Stephanie!
All these gorgeous colors wow!!! Fall is by far my favorite season, I love it!!!
I love the Fall season as well.
I too, have been feeling like I’m in pause mode. I’m slowly starting new and working on continuous projects, but still don’t quite have the motivation I had before.
We will slowly but surely get back on track, Sally!
Away from the city for awhile is such an amazing experience. this places are very nice and perfect place to unwind and give some breath fresh air coming from golden leaves.. So perfect feelings.
Taking time away can make us appreciate life better.
You couldn’t have said it any better. the last part got to me. its’s time to reflect on all my achievements, be grateful and see what life has for me.
I have been teaching my students to be thankful for everything. Every week, we talk about things we are to be thankful for. It is a great activity for them, They are 4-5 years old but they need to understand it.
That is awesome, Aisasami. I think instilling that gratitude mentality at a young age will make them appreciate life and turn them into compassionate human beings.
Hello, Marjie. I hope everything is okay with you. I normally begin my day by thanking God for another day – another opportunity to pursue my dreams. The pandemic taught me that self-motivation is essential for achieving one’s goals. In these dark times, we must continue pushing on even if we don’t feel like it.
This is a great way to start the day, Polly, I will do that from now on. Thanks for sharing.
The end of the year is coming up fast. A little too quick if you ask me. It seems like 2019 until now has gone by too fast.
I feel the same way, Michele!
I agree with you. and yes November (being the darkest and gloomiest month here as we have a rain season) is the best time to reflect and explore yourself for me. In December I really don’t have that much time to reflect on my life because holidays (my family also has 4 birthdays before Christmas) and chores and end of year events
I can tell you are going to be very busy, Lyosha!
I have been reflecting a lot this month. Grateful for a lot of things in my life. 🙂
Gratitude makes life more enjoyable!
Beautiful fall photos! There is something to be grateful for every day!
Always something to be thankful for.
thank you for this reminder. this time of the year certainly reminds me to be thankful for what we have
What a great read to remind us to truly be thankful and grateful for what we have.