I’m going to go out a limb and assume you have joined the masses that are now looking for ways to “feel” happy. There may be times when you feel fulfilled, but if you were 100 percent happy, you would be living your Perfect Day every day.
Fact is when a client tells me, “I’m not happy.” I stop and listen closer. I want to know more because if a person’s “happy meter” is stuck, this affects everything else – family, finances, and the way they run their business.
Entrepreneurially minded people typically set their happiness bars extremely high. Are you one who does this? Somehow along the way, you believed this lie: “If I can achieve my goals, if I can have it all, and do it all, then I will be happy.” It’s not going to happen. It doesn’t last.
You work like crazy to make money that funds what you believe will lead to a fabulous life. But there’s no balance. You end up feeling overworked, extended beyond what is healthy, and your relationships break apart.
You can actually overextend yourself. You can become so involved with work and achieving your own goals that you forget to take care of yourself. This is why I’m going to put a new spin on the word selfishness. And for once, I’m going to say, “It’s okay to be selfish and begin to take care of yourself.”
There are times when you need to be alone. Clarity can’t come if all you do is push out and never take time to take in by doing the things that really matter.
You know by now that one of my first two principles in gaining a Perfect Day mindset is giving and gratitude, but you also need to learn how to take in joy, relaxation, and rest. Fill up on refreshment or you risk running on empty, which won’t get you far.
This year, I made a promise to nourish myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. I set my goal to climb my next extreme mountain, run in a marathon, be with my family and do the things that get me out from behind my desk every day.
I’m going to turn off the social media more often and experience life instead of letting life run over me! What about you? You can’t be right for others when you are not right with yourself.
Are you ready to reset your life and begin to live your Perfect Day today? Give me 15 minutes, and I’ll show you how.
About The Author: Cokie Berenyi
Cokie Berenyi has been in financial services and serving the needs of individual and institutional clients and entrepreneurs since 1996. Mother, author, business owner, financial “samurai” and Perfect Day engineer, Cokie loves food, wine, travel, stray dogs, goat cheese, tennis, and alpine mountaineering.
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