Reflection requires slowing down, and I much prefer to keep charging forward than hit the brakes and take a look back. The new year knocks and I have plans to make, travel to do, people to see and things to accomplish. But if you don't make it a priority to stop, look back and process, you really are missing something. Failing to reflect – consciously consider what you did, what happened, and what you can learn from it – will cost you in unexpected ways.
I find it slightly ironic that the season of thanksgiving and gratitude is directly followed by the season of “I want” and “Can I have.” I find it more ironic still that the key to a less selfish holiday season is right in front of us if we’re intentional about taking hold. I’ll tell you what it is, and just in case you aren’t wowed right out of the box, I’ll build a strong defense for why it carries so much more weight than you realize. Then I’ll dig into four ways you can put it into action for a more content holiday season in your home.