This year has been a challenge to say the least!
They say “everyday is a gift”, but I’d definitely consider returning this gift (or re-gifting it to your worst enemy).
It’s easy to get frustrated and stressed out about the situation (and with other people), but it’s even easier to get down on yourself and pile on blame for things that were likely beyond your control. With what may have felt like the entire universe working against you, the only thing that you could do which might legitimately be considered a failure would be to simply give up and do nothing.
Here are some ideas for gifts you can give yourself to help recover and relaunch after the holidays
As in “give yourself a break”.
Cut yourself some slack when you’re feeling down, depressed, or need a rest. Sometimes you might need to spend a day in bed to be miserable (but only ONE day!), after that rest you need to get back to work! You have problems to overcome and solutions to find.
The world faced all sorts of new problems and challenges this year. We encountered problems no one has had to deal with in a very long time (perhaps even never before). Gift yourself a little extra time to thing things through and consider your options — but don’t allow yourself to be paralyzed by indecision. You don’t have to make a decision right now, but you do have to make a decision.
Giving yourself the gift of being wrong is giving yourself permission to fail. Not every idea is going to be a winner. Some are going to be complete flops. We’re all going through something where no one knows the right answer or what is going to work and what won’t. Why should you be any different?
This gift is kind of a combo-pack with the gift of Being Wrong above. If you give yourself the gift of Being Wrong, then you basically have to include the gift of unlimited Do-Overs. What’s the point of having the ability to be wrong without the permission to take a mulligan and give it another try using what you learned when you were wrong?
These gifts should be on every person’s wish list this season
They’re not only great gifts to get for yourself, but everyone else you work with (and live with!) could use boxes of these gifts under their Christmas tree too!