Respite Reflections’ purpose is to help people push the “pause” button in their transition work — to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews. Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition.
“It’s not about what happens.
It’s about perspective.
I may not be able to change what takes place,
but I can always choose to change my thinking.”
– Michelle Sedas
At wonderfully hectic times of the year, emotions become heightened and, sometimes, the beautiful moments we’ve anticipated become nightmarish moments of stress and frustration. It is precisely at these moments we are offered the opportunity to grow the most.
Rather than lashing back at an unkind comment or hurtful action, responding with calmness and kindness is the wisest approach, even if all that means is simply remaining silent or walking away. It is extremely courageous, and remarkably rewarding, to offer a smile rather than sarcasm and a gentle remark rather than a goring jab.