Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Need for Fun and Functional

Dear Ladies,

It’s that fabulous time of year when the leaves burst with color, and the morning air is invigorating. It reminds me of the movie “You’ve Got Mail” where Tom Hanks describes loving fall in New York as it makes him want to buy school supplies.

In that same vein, though you have heard the phrase to “sharpen the saw,” I invite you this month to “sharpen the pencil.” If you have children, they are off at school learning new and fabulous things (like how to find the cafeteria). They are experiencing new ideas, growth and friends. How about you? This is your time too. Whether your children are all at home, at school, or somewhere in between, you can create a window of opportunity to see some new rejuvenating scenery in your life.

What do you want to do–take a pottery class, get back in shape, organize the kitchen, or make time for friends? Whether it’s to clean out an old closest, finish your degree or learn how to knit, this is the time to do it.

Think about what you would like to have experienced or accomplished by November. Mentally jump a month or two down the track and imagine having or doing that wonderful thing you wanted. How do you feel?

I know the reality of accomplishing something in a few months, as myself and other women we have LIFECoached have remodeled a home, lost three dress sizes, created a one-year food storage, re-organize an office including filing system, eliminated house clutter, improved depression symptoms, organized a master cooking and shopping list, expanded a home-based business, reworked a home budget to save $1200 a month, and more.

Choose something, one thing that sounds wonderful to you. Make it either fun or functional, that way it will be rewarding: when you do something knowingly just for fun, you let go of production expectations; when you do something functional, it improves your time efficiency or energy, which is always enjoyable.

Write that one thing down and put it on your mirror. Consider ways to accomplish it. Jot notes, make phone calls, do something to make it happen. Whatever you choose, the dream is yours. Do it today!

All my best,
Connie Sokol
Executive LIFECoach
President, LIFEChange

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