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HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - There's nothing more beautiful and powerful than being alone and enjoying your own company. So many times, we shy away from being by ourselves. It can feel scary and unfamiliar. But it is in the quiet moments with self that we can really get to know ourselves and discover our inner beauty.
In an article about "The Importance of Being Alone", Dr. Abigail Brenner writes for Psychology Today that being alone just takes a little practice and when we become more comfortable with ourselves, alone time is key for our own personal growth and development. "There’s so much to be gained from learning to rely, and more importantly, to trust your own inner voice as the best source for your own guidance."
There is a big difference between alone and lonely. We can be lonely in a room full of people. But when we are alone and able to have positive and joyful experiences, we recognize our own capacity to make ourselves happy.
Party of One
Sometimes it takes a while for us to learn that we are the only ones responsible for our happiness. No one else can give that to us. And the more comfortable we are in the quiet with ourselves or even in the music-blasting-in-your-living-room-pajama-dancing-moments, the more we know that we are okay.
Author and speaker Joyce Meyer says, "Stop giving someone else the job of making you happy." When we take resonsiulility for our own happiness, our own good time, our own FUN, we can find ourselves.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it its not possible to find it elsewhere -Agnes Repplier
Be Your Own Good Time Charlie
Self reliance is about more than just making our way in the world financially or otherwise. It's also about learning to be our own best friend. When we start to create space for time by ourselves, we give our selves time for reflection. We re-charge our spirit and our creativity. We learn to appreciate and value the relationships with other even more.
We here at Have Some Fun Today wholeheartedly believe in finding the FUN in every single day, especially when we are by ourselves. It doesn't take the epic holiday party or date night with your hottie to HSFT. Take yourself on a date. Honor yourself with time to yourself. It's in this space that you will cultivate your best self.
Spread Gratitude - Write thank you notes to people you love and tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life. Or just thank them for the fuzzy slippers you got for the holidays. Either way, practice gratitude. (featured here, our signature Crown Stationary Set from HSFT.)
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - January brings about a natural introspection and time for reflection. We've lived through the indulgence, decadence and hubbub of the holidays and we've celebrated the passing of another year while ushering in a new one. So now what? We've got 12 months to explore possibility. What will the year bring and what will we make of it?
We are all embarking on starting something new; a new year. A clean slate. And it's the perfect time to usher in gratitude.
Let's Play The Gratitude Game
Gratitude, by definition, is "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." To return kindness. Let that sit with you for a while. What it means is that gratitude is reciprocating and gratitude is a state of mind. Anyone can conjure up gratitude. Cultivating being grateful for what you have, not focusing on what you don't, is energetically and vibrationally powerful! Basically, it's life changing...
And yeah, there's even science behind it. It says that creating gratitude and reflecting on what we are grateful for increases our well-being and happiness. Like, improves the quality of your life. Are you getting this?
Just Say Thank You
Each year, as I begin the new year, and contemplate what I'm grateful for in the year past, I'm reminded of how similar we all are in this human experience. We are yoked together by some very simple core principles, despite the differences and diversities of all of us. I'm grateful for these commonalities, what we share and what binds us together as human beings. I find gratitude in that because it means none of us our going it alone in this life thing, because there is certainly enough shit in the world to divide us.
It's my gratitude for writing and blogging for HSFT that inspired me to create this blog post. I soooooo appreciate working for a company that values the "human experience" and that was solely created on a legacy of love. It's a company and a founder that believe in living a life that matters. Stephanie Taormina has set out to change the world with those Soul Shifting four words. Have. Some. Fun. Today. Words her Dad used to say and words she uses as a compass through her life. For me, it's a pretty cool job getting to write about that.
Take A Shot Of Life
Have Some Fun Today is more than just four little trite words encouraging you to do shots at the bar with your friends, although that may sound like fun. We're talking about more than the one dimensional kind of fun. We're talking about seeing your life with a new perspective, with the chance of something unexpected around every corner. What does life look like if you're looking for FUN everyday? HSFT maybe means your taking a chance and the road less travelled because you're looking for the silver lining and the magic in a plain ol' day. And when you can start looking for the FUN in everyday, that will give you something to be grateful about.
Lead with your heart. Be grateful. Practice the HSFT mind set and there's no question it's going to be a kick ass 2017.
Written and contributed by Rebecca J Doubek who is grateful...