Every year I promise myself to be done with my Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving. I guess that isn’t going to happen this year…again. What ends up happening after Thanksgiving is a jam-packed, every-weekend-is-busy schedule.
I came across a list of 10 thoughts on living whole in this month’s issue of Body + Soul Magazine. This list of simple reminders hit a chord so I wanted to share them with you. I hope you can find one that you can connect with.
- Allow yourself the chance to really savor each moment.
- Optimism isn’t just a shift in perspective. It’s an act of bravery.
- Only you can decide the path worth taking.
- Don’t wait for your mood to change, take action despite it.
- Approach gift shopping as an opportunity to honor the people you really love.
- Rather than search for a single miracle food, strive for a varied and delicious diet.
- You can’t grow without pushing your limits.
- Stop worrying about getting sick; focus on your health instead.
- Don’t believe what you hear. Life is good.
- No one knows what the future will bring/ Put your energy into now.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Martha Stewart, she is synonymous with back to basics, yet over the top homemaking. Many of her ideas are cleaver, however, too time consuming to ever attempt. There have been many parodies about Martha. I heard this next story and thought you might also enjoy the chuckle. It is a well circulated story, you may have already seen it or heard it. I picked it up from BritishExpats.com. Martha Stewart Will Not be Dining with Us This Thanksgiving.
This season, take a moment to remember the original meaning. Keep calm and carry on!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.