During this holiday season, have you thought about what gift you would give to yourself? I am not talking about material things, but a gift that help you to move forward in life. A gift that would help your character or well-being.
For example, I am always needing extra confidence especially when I am facing new projects. Probably the most important gift this Christmas that I would like is the ability to not take on too many projects at work. Having that balance is so important to me.
In the past, I remember I would have burnout at least three to four times a year because of overburdening myself. You know when just get so tired of pushing and you lose sight of the vision for your life. Once I realized that I can only take on so many projects — and be good at them — my life changed for the better.
I am now selective and I know my limits. But as Edward Everett Hale said: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
It is always good to have a balance in life in work and family. I am constantly working to educate myself to help my character. I think we never stop growing and learning. We always should strive to be the best at what we do. Learning to conquer insecurities and short-comings will help you become the person you want to be.
Gift ideas for yourself:
- Learn to like yourself
- Be confident
- Make time to read self-help books
- Listen to others
- Be assertive, not aggressive
- Listen with your heart
- Find your talents, then zone in on them
- Don’t take on too many projects so you don’t get overwhelmed
- Keep family first
- Take time off throughout out the year
What gift would you like for yourself? Let me know in the comments below.