Happy Monday, or whatever Monday you choose.
However you feel about Thanksgiving, it’s over. Hopefully, you were able to enjoy time with your family or just enjoyed a day off. If you had to work, I hope you were able to find some modicum of fulfillment. What were the highlights of the prior week? Perhaps you were able to wrap up a project successfully. Maybe you tried a new stuffing recipe, and it was a hit. I did not overeat and had a wonderful time with my family. It is important to celebrate the small victories and build on them. Take a moment to reflect on how far you have come and then decide where you would like to go next.
What’s going on at home base? What is in your environment that has helped you to get this far? Perhaps it is a clear workspace, or healthy snacks, or a comfy chair. Your environment can play a big part in your productivity.
What’s next? Ensure that your physical surroundings are helping and not harming you. Do you have the resources you need to accomplish your goals? Resources could be financial, or it could be getting enough sleep or physical activity. When the pitcher is empty, you are unable to water anything. Make sure your physical, mental, and spiritual gas tanks are full. After the celebration, we have to remember to take stock and replenish the supplies. Think about the big picture. What do you need not only to get to the next goal but also for the after party?