Let’s be honest, very few of us follow through with our resolutions. So instead of making unrealistic goals, let’s shoot for something simple. We encourage you to consider a word. Yep, that’s all. Just one word. Think of something that, if added to your life, would make a significant difference.
Happiness. It can be hard to express when going through challenging times, especially during the holiday season. Depression, anxiety and life transitions have a way of kicking the wind out of us and leaving us without any extra energy to search for signs of silver linings.
I grew up in a middle class suburb of Atlanta with married parents, a sister, and two dogs—the classic American family. My parents instilled a solid work ethic in us from the time we were very young. For example, some of my friends were offered money if they made A’s but my parents refused to do that.
Quiet, by Susan Cain, is a refreshing perspective on introversion is based upon her own experience and an impressive amount of research. While anyone can take a personality assessment and create their own conclusions following the various assessments, she believes that we live in a society that no matter what the results show, those whose inventories reflect high introversion are favored over introverts.
It’s an intoxicating word, isn’t it? It lures us to give up what IS in order to focus (sometimes even obsess) on what is lacking. Materialistic or altruistic, we are a culture of MORE. And when this happens our anxieties increase, hearts become restless, and peace is put on pause “until I have ______” (fill in the blank).
Unfortunately, holidays can certainly feel like a checklist. This Thanksgiving, we want to empower you to focus on being present more than worrying if the table, the decor, or the meal is perfect. Present over perfect. It's a great mindset to have any time of the year, but it can be especially needed as we begin the holiday season.
I’m a big fan of Spotify- I love the ability to listen to whatever I want, whenever I want to. I have found that when I listen to pop music, I drive faster and when I’m listening to classic rock, I roll my windows down and drive slowly and chill.
We’re all probably acutely aware of all of the administrative tasks we handle every day that can be outsourced to a virtual assistant, but there are also so many other ways a BELAY VA can make your life easier.
If you’re dubious, we (probably) know what you’re thinking: ‘I don’t have eight hours of work for someone.’
It’s true – most tasks may only take only a few minutes. But when you add several dozen of them up, they consume hours. Maybe even days.
A VA can give you the ability to start crossing more of these items off your lists, one giddy pen stroke after another. So if you’re feeling a little frisky, check out some of the less conventional ways you can use your BELAY VA to get your giddy groove back.