In my original post, I suggested that when your goals get swamped by life events, you should try:
1. Deal with the crisis as best you can
2. Rest a bit
3. Be prepared to reshuffle your goals, and even to re-evaluate them in the light of what has happened.
Upon reading this, my lovely friend and colleague Karen Evans said:
Needs a point 2b - celebrate achivement in dealing with the crisis in a constructive manner.This was an entirely new thought for me. I am ashamed to say that it had never occurred to me that surviving a crisis might be a really good thing to celebrate. I have even seen other people do it. A work colleague of my husband recently held a party in part to celebrate the fact that she is winning her fight with breast cancer. But it had never occurred to me that crisis survival was something that I should celebrate.
Now that I think about it, it makes really good sense. But I also know that I am really lousy at celebrating. So I am wondering… What do you like to do to celebrate? I would really love it if you could tell me in the comments, so that we can create a list of great celebration ideas.
Then we can really begin to be kind and loving to ourselves.