Busy week, it’s easy to just caught up with life; we can easily forget about visiting people, doing important tasks, and many other things.
The last two weeks, I have got caught up with my daily activities, releasing my new book, The Power of Words. I would like to thank everyone that purchased it, or any other of my books, I hope that it is helped you in some way.
Today I just took a moment and stopped. I had forgotten to do a lot of important stuff, like writing my weekly blog post. Writing 500-1000 words doesn’t take much time, but it does mean sitting in my chair and typing.
It’s important that in the next 24:48 hours you simply stop what you’re doing. Just take a few moments, press the reset button. Think of some of the things that you’ve been putting off, spending more time with loved ones, going for a walk in nature, visiting parents or old friends. Make it your priority this week to do some of them things.
We all need to press the reset button, to realign our values. It is so easy in this busy, hectic world where information comes from every angle. It’s enjoyable, it’s educational, it is part of our life, but we can easily neglect our values, the things that mean the most to us.
Importance of balance
It’s so important that we do the things that keep us balanced, spending time with those that developed us into the person we are today. The people that encourage us, teach us, ground us.
Everything seems to be important when we are caught up in the busyness of the day. It’s when we reset, we instantly see the few things that matter.
This week I will be realigning my values with a reset.
My Top 10 Core Values
Love. The presence of love in my life, the love for my family, my friends, my faith and for myself. This for me is the single most important source of light and energy that I can tap into when I have the need to be filled-up; or when we see the need to fill someone else up with grace, hope and our love.
Forgiveness. The purpose of forgiveness is not to absolve someone of the sin(s) committed against you; but to free yourself from the pain and the anger that is keeping you stuck. When you forgive, you are better able to let go of the past and keep moving forward with your life.
Compassion. We are all part of this thing called the human condition. No doubt we have different skin colors, religious preferences, and political points-of-view, but at the end of the day, we still need to take care of one another.
Respect. We are all different, yet we are all the same in the sense we want to be recognized for how we think and believe. When we show the proper respect we are not only validating the other person’s dignity; we are also enhancing our own.
Patience. Patience is a value which can also improve productivity because it creates a better state of mind, a clearer state of mind, for better decision making.
Caring. Caring for others, as well as self-care, allows you to extend a helping hand and to pass along some unexpected grace. When we take the time to demonstrate we care; we demonstrate the fact there are still plenty of good people left in this world.
Honesty. To live authentically; to live honesty, keeps our hearts and souls pure and our minds free of doubt or uncertainty. When we are honest, we know we are doing the right things.
Listening. One of the best gifts I can to others is to listen; to really listen to what they are saying and to be fully present in the moment with them.
Sacrifice. Sometimes it’s appropriate to put someone else’s needs before your own. This is the meaning of sacrifice. Along with sacrifice comes some discomfort; perhaps even some pain. This is what makes sacrifice a value to live by.
Appreciation. Taking a brief moment to say, “thank you,” or acknowledging the exceptional job the restaurant server did when waiting on you is not only encouraging for the beneficiary to hear; it fills your soul with more appreciation too.
Press the reset button this week, focus on your values and let all the stresses drain away
Rev J Martin