If you are lucky enough to be inside today in the many parts of the U.S. and Canada that are below zero degrees Fahrenheit, use this opportunity to reflect on some aspect of your life.
Some days things simply shut down. Schools shut down, cars don’t start, and your external world grinds to a halt. When you can’t do what you had planned to do, turn inward.
Choose an area of your life: work, home, family, personal, financial, physical, social, community, or some other area.
Then answer these three questions:
- What is going well in this area of my life, and why is that going well?
- What is not going well in this area of my life, and why is that not going well?
- What could I do that I’m not currently doing to make this area of my life better, and why do I feel that way?
Take an hour out of a bitterly cold day, and reflect on those three questions. Look at your answers, and discern what you want to pull out of your answers and put into action.
This act of using your mental engine can make today an incredibly important day for your future.
Then, of course, you have to go do what you identified in order to improve your future.