First of all, let me wish you a Very Merry Christmas.
May you enjoy the day with gratitude for all the good things in your life – especially, family and friends who have stood by you, and loved you when things may not have been going so well!
I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous day – and spending time with your families.
At the same time, there are a few things I have learnt from the masters and practiced over the past few years – and I wish to share with you. Imbibing some of these ideas are bound to make you more successful and less stressed-out about your daily business life.
Forgive: Today is the day you forgive yourselves for your mistakes of the past year. This is very important for you to move on without any self-doubt of guilt. Learn from your mistakes; but don’t let them weigh you down.
Forget: any embarassing moments or episodes that may have happened in your business or personal life. These things happen – and there isn’t much you can do about them. Laugh at yourselves and move on.
Hug: Hug your family and spend quality time with them. Take them out for a dinner and a movie.
Read: Read some poetry that you enjoy. What you are doing is to let your mind soak in something other than business worries. A different part of your brain is now active compared to the worry zone in your brain.
Solve: Solve a puzzle in the newspaper or online. Again, a different part of your brain becomes active and you will soon be feeling the tingling feeling of freshness come all over you.
Eat: Eat with friends and family. Your emotional brain needs the feeling of peace that comes from sharing a meal with loved ones. Eat your fill. But not more. After all Christmas day is special. Enjoy the meal and be grateful once more for the sumptuous meal.
Drink: Ok, you know what to do with this one. 🙂
Sleep: Take a nap. Surprise your brain with some quiet time.
Write Your Goals: This is also the time for you to set goals for the next year. Goals have actual milestones – something you will achieve by a set date. Its a “what” and “a by when”. How is to be answered later, not just now.
It’s also important to write your goal down. When you write it down, its not a whim any more. It is something solid and it exists as an entity. Its now part of this world – and you have to seriously work towards making it come true.
Share: Its not just necessary – but also a good feeling to be charitable. Share what you have in abundance with others who have less. What goes around does always come around. That is an universal law.
Pray: If you are the church going type, then set some time aside for that; if you are not, just find time to kneel and be humble and grateful!
Reward: While buying gifts for others, do not forget to buy something for yourselves. You must reward yourselves for all the hard work this year. And resolve to work harder the coming year…