2016 is the Year of “Happy” at Lexicon. We’ve taken on the challenge of helping you find more of your own, bringing you holistic tips and techniques to help you find not only professional success but personal fulfillment. At the beginning of this month we launched a challenge to get that going.
Day thirteen of the 30 Day Life Challenge…
The quote that got this all started is “People don’t go out and live, but they expect life results.” We want you to start getting the results you want; sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and do something totally unexpected–like…
Take a Day Off
(We did.) You can choose to use the day in any way that you’d like. Relax or research. Drive or drink. Snooze or sunbathe. Sing or be silent. Whatever you do, do it for you. Don’t run errands or do a favor for someone else. Be mindful of what you want to do and do only that. Leave responsibility and guilt at the door and step over the threshold into a totally self centered day, focusing on your own center–your gut–that part of you that is telling you what will be good for you in that moment.
Take a Day Just for You
There is plenty of research proving the benefits of a personal “mental health” day. But really do we need research to tell us what we already know. After working hard every day–whether at work or trying to find work or at our generally mundane lives–a moment to recharge is necessary to reawaken our interest in life.
Take the time for yourself to do something for yourself and just maybe you’ll finally be able to hear that inner voice inside of you that knows exactly what you want out of life.
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