The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on December 12, 2013, under Self-Care Time.
So, taking the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ve created the 12 Day Secret! It’s a secret that we can all unlock – and when we do, so many benefits follow. If there’s ONE TIP that I’d recommend to you for the Holiday Season and beyond … it’s the 12 Day Secret!
The 12 Days of Christmas, if you’re not familiar with it, is a song about a series of gifts given to someone by her (Or is it his? Hmmmm … I’ve never really thought about it!) true love. The gifts are given, in ever-increasing numbers, over 12 days.
First, imagine receiving such gifts from someone. How the anticipation builds … and how warmly you feel toward that person.
Then imagine being the giver … how your heart expands with each gift … and how you enjoy watching your loved one’s excitement and appreciation!
When you make the 12 Day Secret a part of your life, you commit to giving yourself gifts of nurturing and self-care, and with each passing day.
You are BOTH the giver and the receiver. And this has a very profound effect on your relationship with yourself. Your gifts have a double impact. In and of themselves, they are nurturing; and they also impart the message that you truly love yourself and care about your own well-being. That is the part that is life-changing.
Now, you may be thinking, “Well, of course I love myself!” But if you step back and take a close look at how you treat yourself, you are likely going to see that, at best, you give yourself lots of mixed messages.
So, I encourage you to give this a try and see how it affects your moments and your days. And to get you started, here are a few additional thoughts and tips to consider:
So I hope you find the 12 Day Secret helpful – and wish you days of self-nurture and moments that are ever-deepening and expanding as a result!