The older I get the more I realize this is what every-yes, EVERY-choice boils down to. Fear or Love?
Which reason are you choosing?
An easy example would be, staying in that dead end job you hate. You won't quit for fear you won't make your dream business a reality. Fear you won't find another job. Fear of being unable to pay those bills. Fear of ending up homeless, hopeless and alone.
That is a whole lot of fear and I get it. It's scary to go off on your own. It's scary to ask for that raise. Rejection is a great tool of fear.
First off, Hoping your Thanksgiving was lovely!!
I thought it would be fun to do a little mini series relating to the holiday season! I'm going to include some fun gift ideas you can purchase and some you can DIY as a fun alternative.
Not into these gifting posts? I'm only posting these on Fridays. Regularly scheduled inspirational musings will be posted on Tuesdays. :)
Let's start off with those spiritual/new age-y friends. There's quite a few finds for them. Here are a few of my ideas.
Since I've already been struck with a fall/winter cold this year, I though I would share some of my tips to help kick that cold!
1. DRINK ALL THE TEA!
Okay, so that's not super unheard of. Green tea is great and packs a lot of anti-oxidants which are great for you, but if you are sick you need something with a little more punch. Look for herbal teas with Echinaccia which is said to help boost your immune system. Not into that flavor? Add some lemon and honey. Throw some ginger in mix for a spicy kick!
2. Honey and Cinnamon
Of course, local seasonal honey is best, but if not grab that organic brand at the supermarket. Mixing about 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon Cinnamon will not only sooth your sore throat, cinnamon is a natural anti-bacterial fighter to add to your arsenal. Rumor is, if you do this 2-3 times a day you can shorten the length of that lingering cough.
We're deep into the month dedicated to gratitude! I'm sure you'll be seeing (if you haven't already) people posting things they are thankful for ALL over social media.
While I do appreciate all that I have to be thankful for, this year I'm spinning the idea a little. Let's take a moment to send gratitude to those things, events, unique gifts that really truly make you who you are!
We spend a lot of time being what I like to call "Outward" focused on the things and people we are grateful for. Family. Pets. Jobs. etc. I'm not saying you shouldn't send some gratitude to these people/things-Please do!!
I am, however, suggesting we send some love to ourselves.