Saturday is My Reinvention Day
Mediation and reflection is a big part of my morning routine as I swim and run each day. I have done it for years and it sets me up for success each day. Without it, I feel empty.
On the weekends I change things up a bit. For instance, Sunday is a day when I listen to some self-improvement, business or efficiency podcasts.
But the day I want to talk about in this blog is Saturday. That day is one when I take a pause and see how I’ve changed from the week before.
After all the mediation I have done, articles I have read, behaviors I have worked on—as well as client interactions I have had— what’s changed about me?
I believe in working toward self-actualization; that is, improving myself so that at the end of my life I’ve improved in every area and become the person I truly want to be. This is why I call Saturday my “Re-Invention Day. This is also the day I do a long bike ride, so that it’s a different activity than the running or swimming I do other days. I want to be in a new area that’s different than every other day.
Throughout my corporate career, I moved to about twelve different properties, holding various management positions. The beauty of moving was that you could be a whole new person when you went to the new city. No one knew you. You had a chance to re-invent yourself.
Not everyone has that opportunity, though, so they may have lived in the same place throughout their life. That’s okay. Why not blossom where you are planted and become everything you’ve ever wanted to be?
And if you were ever critiqued for trying to change into the “new” person you knew you could be, you might think about whether you want to be spending too much time with that person.