Transform Valentine’s Day from romantic pressure into your personal passion
Take the stress out and put the pleasure in!
The expectations of being passionately in love, or creating that perfect romantic Valentine’s Day can be too much to bear, so this year STOP CHASING and START EMBRACING what truly matters most… your health, your family & friends, and your purpose! Turn this day of passion into your personal day of bliss.
PAUSE & PONDER
Take five minutes and STOP! Sit in a quite place, no television, music or phones. Let your conscious be your guide. Think of images that make your heart pound with excitement, or calm your soul with serenity. Maybe you rush home at night to connect with the kids, or that special animal pal. Maybe you look forward all week to girls’ night out, or your heart belongs to a hot bath and a good book. Discover what makes your heart flutter, or your spirit soar and incorporate it into this Valentine’s Day. Be passionate about your own passions!
FAST YOUR GADGETS
This Valentine’s Day if you want to communicate love and interest in someone, the most important thing you can give them is your full attention. We live in an age of persistent interruptions. Our attention is constantly being demanded by electronics. Multi-tasking has become our menace. Bad manners of fragmented conversations and quick distractions have morphed into acceptable. Don’t let society be your standard. RISE ABOVE THE NOISE! Live higher. Set the example for others to follow. Discipline yourself to be ever present in whatever you do.
AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WILL NOT REMEMBER ALL THE CALLS WE TAKE, BUT THE MEMORIES WE MAKE
E N J O Y
A few minutes are all it takes to treat yourself to a moment in time. Carve out a bit of the day to celebrate mind, body, & soul. If you need to feel cleansed, slowly sip a healing cup of Chai tea. If you have been really disciplined with food this New Year, reward yourself with a delectable Valentine’s cookie. Feel the need to stretch your knowledge? Learn three words of that foreign language you covet. Get quiet and follow what your spirit directs. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pamper yourself with your bliss. Remember…take time to savor your indulgence. If it’s rushed, it’s wasted!
Do you have a heart after critters? Is your desire to inspire? The very best way to feel great about YOU is to do something grand for someone else. Take one hour out of this day of passion and give to what you are passionate about. Volunteer at your local animal shelter, take cookies to a nursing home, or ask if you can lend a hand at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Sow just one hour of your time into the lives of others, and goodness will chase you down!
ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
The fastest way to get what you want in life, is to be truly grateful for what you already have. If you have your health, you have it all! If you are able to operate pain free throughout the day, you are ahead of the game! If you operate in pain but can still function, BE GRATEFUL! No matter what your situation, things can always get worse, so be exceedingly appreciative for what you do have and can do. Regardless of your finances, relationship status or health, you won’t have to look far to find someone worse off than you, so CELEBRATE WITH GRACE TO ADVANCE YOU PLACE!
LOVE TO LAUGH
The medical field has proven that laughter actually works with your body to create good health, so it may actually be the best medicine. When you laugh, several positive things happen. Your muscles relax; stress hormone is reduced; you forget about pain; your body’s immune system is improved; high-blood pressure is lowered; the heart and lungs are strengthened; and overall, you feel better! According to a new study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack. Researchers found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease. So remember…treat life as a sitcom, laugh at your own pratfalls and the world will laugh with you!