How was your 2014? What can you do to make next year even better? Taking a moment to ask yourself these questions during the busy holiday season is crucial. What we think about, we are more likely to do. Here are the things I will do more of next year:
Grow: I never want to stop learning or becoming better at the things I do. Asking questions, being intentional, having introspection are ways for me to continue to be a better wife, mother, friend and worker.
Love: What greater way is there to bring joy to your life and others? Being an introvert makes it difficult sometimes to embrace the ability to show love to others. I want to love more fully and abundantly not only as a wife, mother and friend but also spread love out into the world, to others and to nature.
Rest: As a mom this is so often neglected, but yet ironically so important to help me be the best I can. I want to truly rest more, my body as well as my mind and spirit.
Pray/Meditate: Similar to rest, but different in that you are consciously connecting with a power and energy greater than yourself. Praying puts life into perspective; it clears and sharpens the mind, and yet it is almost always the first thing to go when I am busy. Breathe deep, close your eyes and pray.
Move: Keeping physically active is as important to my mental health as it is to my physical health. Why is it we give up the things that strengthen us most when life is hectic? Research shows that as little as 10 minutes a day can have an enormously positive effect. I can do at least that!
Articulating your goals is so important. When you do, they live in your mind and whisper to you as life happens. What do you want to do more of next year?
Happy Holidays from all of us at Pure
I want to thank all of you for your support of Pure over the last year, and for your wonderful notes, comments and suggestions along the way. I am blessed to have such amazing customers alongside me on this journey of growing a company we can all be proud of. Many blessings to you and your family this holiday and into the new year!