Happy Hanukkah! Have a great Thanksgiving! When the stars converge for a holiday, it’s a great time to celebrate with family and friends. I thought I might provide you with the first gift during the holiday season. The gift is the gift of time. How can you get the most out of your time during the holidays?
There are five gifts this holiday season. Share them with others and you can have the holidays of your dreams. Many people came up with this list, but I think you can find a place to use them over the coming month.
The first gift of time is to be where you are. Too many people miss the opportunity of being where they are when they are there. Take time to enjoy the moments with family and friends. This time passes all too soon and becomes only memories. Try to focus on the moment and don’ rush through it too quickly. You have plenty of time to be at work during the year. Focus your love and attention on the people who matter to you.
The second gift of time is to manage your schedule. Many of my best clients try to do too many things over the holiday season. I always suggest they manage their own schedule. Do the things that are important to you. Go to your children’s concerts or spend time with the people you want. Learn to delegate the things that others can do for you. I pick out every holiday gift personally, but then I have Amazon take care of shipping it and making sure it arrives on time. This single activity frees up several hours a week so I can spend my time with the people I care for.
The third gift of time is to know what’s important. Don’t run yourself ragged trying to get everything done, learn to prioritize and focus on what’s important. Then put together a checklist to make sure you get these things done early. This frees you up to do more of the things only you can do.
The fourth gift of time is to know who is important to you. Take time to thank the people who make your life so worth living. Try to find small gifts that remind the people around you that you care and notice all they do to help. I try to get gifts for people who let me get things done faster during the year. They don’t have to be expensive but they should show you care. Sometimes the greatest gift is letting people know you notice and remember the things they do for you. As my mother used to say, simple gifts can make lasting memories.
The fifth gift is to learn to enjoy the moments you spend with others. I try to find little ways to appreciate the world around me. I give tips to people I don’t know but enjoy the look on a server’s face when he or she get a tip the size of my breakfast or lunch bill. Impractical, you bet. But I find these are the moments I enjoy the most. Take time to make someone else’s day light up. You might be surprised by how great you feel when you can make someone else’s day.
As we celebrate these holidays, I want to thank you who support me by providing your support through sharing my blogs with so many of your family, coworkers, and friends. We couldn’t do it without you and I want to wish you a Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving.
Want to know more about what I’m thankful for this holiday season you might enjoy What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?
Enjoy the holidays and I will see you here next week sharing more ideas on how to build the business and life of your dreams.