Open Up Your Gifts…

August 31, 2011


When was the last time you got really excited? Like, REALLY FRIGGIN excited.

If you’re struggling to get up in the morning, and even the most personal and sweetest of joys in your daily life fail to rouse you any longer, perhaps it’s time to tap into something nostalgic just to muster up your love for life again.

Having goals are a great way to keep a forward focus on life and give you a reason to keep trudging forward especially if you’re going through a rough patch. If you’re finding it hard to get your goals to DONE, imagine that you’re a kid again and see your goals as a treasure trove of presents that you’d waited impatiently for as a child.  Go back to a time in your mind when you were counting down the days until it was the day to take the big trip to the amusement park, or you knew you’d finally get that toy on your birthday.

I know we have all been at times in our life where it’s a real challenge just to get ourselves out of bed in the morning, much less push towards our goals.

Whether you’re trying to build up to a new business while working a day job, or trying to manage healthy eating during final exams, you might feel totally drained of the inspiration to push forward, and you may even wonder if losing that last 10 lbs. when it’s so difficult to achieve is even worth thinking about- Just know that whatever dreams and desires you have for your life are a true gift that you give yourself, so see the completion of your goals, or the arrival of your accomplishments to be a special present waiting to be unwrapped by YOU!

Reassociate that feeling of walking into Disneyland as a 9 year old with the feeling of walking into your job for the LAST DAY because you’ve quit to start a new pursuit.

 Tap into that feeling of opening the perfect toy at 11 years old to understand what it will feel like to finally pay off your credit card.

 Imagine the feeling of accomplishment and freedom you felt when you first learned to ride a bike in order to help you visualize what the freedom of having your car paid off will be like.  

Because my lovelies, you already know what true joy feels like.  You know what exuberance and freedom and beauty really is- because you’ve already known it as a child.    Tap into those great feelings as an adult and you’ll find your goals become so much easier!  


3 comments so far.

3 responses to “Open Up Your Gifts…”

  1. Jenny says:

    Such great advice!

    PS, you're looking great! 🙂

  2. Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

    Thank you darling! It's still so werid seeing my face and hearing my voice on the YouTubes lol

  3. Kara says:

    I am such a video geek! I read posts and all, but I love a good video, especially when I need to get motivated (especially with budgeting and exercise, how did you know?) I could use a vacation…lol.


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