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Mentorship Session Diaries: Heat Waves

Written By: Paul VanderGriendt, Event Management Coordinator Mentorship Session Diary. Entry 24

How we decide to spend our energy can determine how productive and successful our outcomes will be. When we maintain focus and discipline, we can achieve great things. Remembering to take time to appreciate our accomplishments and pause for reflection is also important. Allowing ourselves to relax and take a breath is a good way to remind us about our wins and challenges we have overcome. Celebrating even our small accomplishments and successes is one way to motivate ourselves as we continue to move forward.

We can sometimes get caught up in the hustle and find ourselves drained of energy from always worrying about what comes next, and next, and next. When we don’t pause and take moments to ourselves it’s easy to start taking things for granted and forgetting to appreciate what we have. Thinking about how we’ve gotten to where we are now can allow us to be thoughtful and intentional about where we want to go and what we want to accomplish in the future.

By doing the things that feel right to us in order to step back, recharge and take care of ourselves, we can be proactive and take this time to prepare for what is coming. We can lose sight of our goals and the enjoyment of what we want to do when we are always jumping into the next task or challenge without any forethought. We should always find time to take a break, be grateful and appreciate what we have while also holding ourselves accountable to what’s important. We can be grateful and proud of who we are, while also appreciating that we are always a work in progress.


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