Reflecting on Groundhog Day

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, February 09, 2022
By Cristina Nicole Fernandez, Esq.

Groundhog Day last week reminded me how as adults, we can fall into a life that feels repetitive.  We wake up, go through our routines, work, eat, sleep and repeat.  And, while being grateful for the privilege of waking up healthy and able to have a routine, a job, a place to lay to rest, it can feel as if we are living in a time loop.

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I encourage every one of us to take a moment in time to reflect on how we are living our lives.  Below are some thoughts to help you begin.

  • What do we want more of?
  • What do we want to release from our lives?
  • Think about what you love about your days and what you may feel is lacking
  • What is something new or different you have always wanted to try? Perhaps, you can plan for that soon.

Every day is an opportunity to reflect on our lives. But, in reflecting on Groundhog Day, this is as good a time as any to think a little differently. To break out of our routines, shake things up and try new things.

Take a risk and say hello to a stranger. Do something creative – dance, daydream, and visualize your perfect day, then make it happen.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Think about the simple pleasures you enjoy and plan a special moment for yourself.

Whatever you do, just don’t get stuck.


“Lying in bed and daydreaming was the best thing I did all day.”Marty Rubinbed with sign that says private