For many of us the last three months have been anything but business as usual. We’ve all had to make adjustments in one way or another. Some of you had less to do and more time on your hands. Some of you, while being busy as usual, had to do many familiar things differently. Working from home, having kids at home all day, working out at home, and grocery shopping may have presented new challenges. Luckily for you, CrossFit has taught us how to be prepared for the unknown and the unknowable. This past season each of us have been learning to be adaptable; being able to bend and not break as things keep changing. In one sense, we’ve been preparing for such a time as this.
As many businesses begin opening, people are going back to work. CrossFit LifeTree and its coaches are one such business. We are incredibly excited to welcome you back through the gym doors once again. As you prepare to move out into the world, beginning to resume “life as usual”, I encourage you this weekend to ponder these 6 questions. Taking time to meditate on your last 90 days is bound to make you mentally stronger.
Whether it has felt like a hard season, an easy season, or somewhere in between, there are always things to gain from each season of life. Some things you have gained that would be highly beneficial to carry into the next season. On the flip side, there are probably some things better for you to let go of.
Here is a simple exercise to help you reflect, appreciate, and project. Take a few minutes to ponder these questions, looking back over the past 90 days as you do so:
- What things do you now do differently that are a blessing to you?
- How can you continue to maintain these things in your life?
- What did you find frustrating?
- How can you find peace in this area?
- What have you appreciated most about those around you during this time?
- Who do you want to be as you move forward? What do you want to be known for?
Taking time to thnk and reflect is so valuable. We can find ourselves avoiding doing so when things get busy. Quiet time to reflect on where we have come from, what we appreciate, and project not only where we want to go, but the kind of person we want to be as we move forward is a key to having mental grit; the ability to weather any storm. Embrace this journey and take forward all the beneficial things you have gained in this last season. There is always beauty to be found in every season of life, even the unknown and the unknowable.