Greetings! For many people, halfway through Wednesday signifies the midpoint of their week. Two and a half days of work are complete, two and a half days of work lie ahead. If this is true for you, then by the time you are finished reading this, you might be closer to the end of your work week than the beginning.

While it may not feel like a critical turning point, the midpoint of Wednesday gives us a chance to look backward and forward with equal amounts of joy. We are standing at the peak of our work week, surveying the days that surround us.

And yet, Wednesday is often thought of as a day where you have to put your head down and just power through. It worries me to think of how many Wednesdays I’ve spent wishing for either the extra time I had on Monday or the finish line of Friday night.

What about today? What am I proud of? What am I excited for? What can I appreciate, as the minute hand moves on?

It’s in this spirit that I’m beginning a Mindful Midweek reflection. As Founder and CEO of The Change Companies®, I have the privilege of engaging with hundreds of behavior change professionals each year. I also get to work with some of the brightest researchers in the fields of addiction treatment, justice services, mental health, impaired driving and medicine.

These wonderful individuals have taught me so much about the specifics and essentials of making positive life changes. Together, we have supported millions of people in understanding where they came from, where they are and where they wish to go.

My goal for these Mindful Midweek reflections is to share the little pieces of wisdom I’ve collected. If you are interested, Mindful Midweek will give you a chance to apply these thoughts to your business, your clients or yourself.

As a sidebar to each reflection, I will post a weekly Change Thought, as well as a word we’re trying out around the office this week. These small celebrations and challenges are what move our lives in a positive direction.

Self-change–just like hope–springs eternal.

Wishing you the best, as you begin your second half of the week.