Every other advertisement on the TV, radio, internet and more seems to be promoting all of the back to school items. The media bombardment has begun! It has been years since I graduated from college. Yet I can still remember switching my mental gears from “summer” to “back to school.” It was a time to prepare, organize and focus for the new school year ahead. There were new classes to experience, new people to meet and new opportunities to discover, learn and grow from. Those of us that are done with the back to school days can use this time to reflect upon the things that we need and want to go back to. Wondering what I mean? Below are some examples:
Back to Goals: How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Remember those? One of my resolutions was to get back into an exercise routine. So like the rest of America, I went back to the gym once the new year hit. It was going great for a couple months. Then it stopped. Hmmmm…As I write this, I am committing to myself to go back to my goal of exercising on a regular basis. I will make it a reality starting this week! What goals would you like to get back to?
Back to Dreams: Anything is possible. We all had childhood dreams of what we wanted to be and where we wanted to go in life. What were some of your dreams? Have you followed any of them? When I was younger, I dreamed about being able to fly and have superhero powers. A couple years ago, I went skydiving. It was amazing! I’m still working on the superhero powers and will keep you posted. My point is that it is never too late to make some of those dreams come true.
Back to your Authentic Self: Do you look in the mirror and not recognize the person you have become? Is your true self hidden behind layers, walls and masks you have used over the years to fit in and feel accepted? Now might be a good time to go back to your true authentic self.
All of these thoughts started from the back to school commercials. I wonder what will happen when the Thanksgiving commercials start (wink, wink.)