Picture the scene. It was August 2005, I was solo travelling in Sinai, Egypt, and I just met the man I was going to marry. When we first met, we were inseparable! We’d stay up all night chatting, there was…
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in your work, your goals and your obligations to other people that you neglect your own well-being. It can feel selfish or even self-indulgent to make time for yourself. You’re focused on achieving great things, so why waste time with yourself?
However, this is the wrong attitude to have. To achieve external success, you have to start within and learn how to focus on yourself.
When you’ve got your head down and you’re hustling hard to build your business, it’s easy to let your social wellness fall by the wayside. Maybe you skip dinner with your family to squeeze in “just one more hour” of work on your website. Perhaps you cancel the coffee you’d planned to catch up with an old friend in order to get ahead on tomorrow’s projects.
It’s tempting to neglect your relationships with other people in pursuit of business and financial success.
What does it take to give truly thoughtful gifts?
Though we love to do it, gift giving can be incredibly stressful. Even with a plan, we always find a way to cast doubts on our choices. When the slippery slope of questions start the gift we’re so sure of gets put back on the shelf. We resign ourselves to spending hours wondering around stores second guessing every new choice, until frustrated and tired we settle on a gift card. We reason with ourselves that while this is not one of the most thoughtful gifts, at least they’ll get something they really want.