There are some things “they” have said we should do that I have discovered for myself – to my delight – are absolutely true.
Always have an up-to-date resume. Yes! Write your resume then keep it up-to-date. Whether you’re actively job hunting or not, just having this document prepared will make you feel hopeful and in charge of you, the moneymaking machine. I was able to apply for and get a dream job because I had an up-to-date resume available when it was requested on a whim by the hiring manager.
Use the good stuff. You’ve heard this before – burn the candles, wear the silk lingerie, use the good china. Do it! Sure the fancy soaps, expensive perfume and fine old scotch will get “used up.” That is the point. They’re not made to be forgotten in a dark drawer. These beautiful things add luscious sensory joy to life. Don’t deny yourself that.
Send “thank you” notes. When someone gives you a gift or performs a kindness, send a thank you note (even an email is okay). Is that old fashioned? No. Politeness, gratitude and consideration are timeless. Saying thanks reminds you of all you have to be grateful for and esteems the recipient.
Go out and get some fresh air. Magic and adventure won’t come knocking at your door. You have to get out in the world. At the very least you’ll clear your head and get a change of scenery.
I also can vouch for sunscreen, flossing, hugging, playing with children and afternoon naps.
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Too true! I often have to remind myself that I should savour the good cheese rather than saving it – because it will grow moldy if I don’t get to it – and then nobody enjoys it!
Kathye, I hear you on this. The first time I used the good stuff, it felt daring and decadent. But all the items I listed are ways we can be more actively engaged in our own lives. And who wouldn’t want that?