5 gifts for yourself

Gifts

So, what should you be striving for? This is a question that we are asked all the time and the answer has to come from your inner self. However, here are our top 5 gifts that we think most people could enjoy. Let’s us know what you think…

1. Time

“I don’t have time” is probably the biggest complaint that I hear.

Telling yourself that you don’t have time is an excuse that is robbing you of reaching your goals. If you suffer from this complaint (and we all do at some point), then consider what you can remove from your plate to make room for what’s most important to you.

When it comes to my time, Follow this mantra:

If I don’t love it, then I don’t have time for it.

2. Presence

How often do you obsess about the past or worry about the future? Both of which don’t exist in this moment.

Living in the moment sounds really woo-woo and almost lazy, but it is anything other than that. When you really focus on what You are doing moment by moment, your productivity increases, your mind settles, and life seems so effortless.

So, how do you do something like live in the moment? It’s really simple, actually, but it takes LOTS of practice.

So,

When you work, work.
When you play, play.
When you exercise, exercise.
When you eat, eat.
When you read, read.
When you are with your kids or family, be with them.

Whoever you are with or whatever you are doing, give it your full attention without judgment or criticism.

One of the most beautiful and life changing gifts that you can give yourself (and those around you) is the gift of presence. When you find your mind wandering, simply notice and come back to the present. This is where your life exist.

3. Laughter

Did you know that laughing increases circulation, boosts the immune system, invigorates the brain and decreases stress hormones?

My personal belief is that our society is WAY too deficient of good ole’ laughter.

When was the last time you really laughed? I’m talking about tears-rolling-down-the-cheeks-belly laughter?

Maybe it’s time to visit a comedy club, rent a good comedy, or join a laughter club (yes, they do exist) and allow yourself to relax long enough to take it all in.

4. Forgiveness

Anger, resentment, guilt and sadness are often signs that we need to forgive ourselves and others.

When we forgive, we really unlock a whole new way of being in the world because we aren’t lugging around all those heavy emotions.

Part of forgiveness is understanding what was to be learned from the event and then removing the lesson from the pain and letting everything else go.

5. Investment in Yourself

Over the past several years, I have come to realize the power and beauty of investing in yourself. You are your very best commodity. Your health, emotional well being and intellect will serve you in all areas of your life.

In this economy, I have witnessed the hesitation and fear that people are experiencing around the decision to invest in their own success. I have also personally experienced the transformation and opportunity that comes from overcoming fear and investing in my health and business.

If I had to place money on you or the stock market, my money is going on YOU!