Microblog Mondays: Reflect.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. –Annie Dillard.

I’ve spent the last 72 hours in bed.  Sick.  Ugh! I wasted a significant amount of that time fretting over the things that weren’t getting done. Initially, I was too sick to read, write, or do much of anything and too irritable to be good company, but a letterpress card Martha S. sent to me last month helped me find value in being sick.

“Reflection.” Designed by David Radarvar.

Reflect.

It will help you learn. It will help you heal. It will help you grow. It will help you better help others. It is the only way to become who you are meant to be.

The card and the accompanying booklet are the perfect journaling companions as I recuperate.  The booklet has six panels which guide reflection on the past year–the good; the bad; career and work; change and growth; friendship and love; and summary.

If you’d like to take some time to reflect, the Holstee guide can be accessed on the site.  Click the “Download the Action List (PDF)” link and you’re there.

What do you do when you’re trapped in bed?

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10 Comments

  1. A little too much social media and emailing.

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  2. Sounds wonderful. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Sorry to hear you’re ill. I hope you feel better soon. I think we begin to reflect when the world slows down around us. We are too busy to actually truly reflect when the world around us is in chaos.

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    • Yes. If it weren’t for illness, I wouldn’t have slowed down to reflect. Today was my first full day back in the game and I haven’t stopped running yet. I decided to catch up on blog comments as a way to “catch my breath” before the next venture. I’m going to be more conscientious about taking the time to reflect. It’s needful and helpful. Thanks for your well wishes and for dropping by.

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  4. I think through plotlines for books, and then try to scrawl notes on the post-it stack next to my bed. None of these notes make sense once I’m better. I hope you’re better soon.

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    • Hahaha! Oh, I know so well what happens with those sick-inspired notes that seem so grand while we’re scribbling them. Thanks for the well wishes!

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  5. Sometimes working too hard and doing so much can end up slowing us down. I’ve been sick for a few days and finally took a sick day today. I spent it sleeping, drinking tea, and reading blogs. I hope you’re feeling better! Take care.

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