Giving in whatever manner tickles our heart is a significant path to feeling happiness. Our Giving doesn’t just touch others’ hearts and maybe even meet their needs with our gestures. Our Giving is also good for us. The act of giving and being generous stimulates the same neural network that light up when we feel physical pleasure… This week gives us a great opportunity to Give in additional ways. #GivingTuesday has become a significant part of the holiday experience. Did you participate yet? What causes are dear to your heart? Do you have certain organizations you sponsor, or show extra support or generosity during the holidays?
As you might already know, mine have to do with orphan, or vulnerable, children. I like to make it a point to bring this up around this time of year as November is Adoption Month. If you are inclined to extend the concept of #GivingTuesday to also support this organizations that would be just super!
As we are making our way through my Holiday and Year-End Process™ (HYP) this also ties in with Aspect2, of experiencing meaningful and joyous holidays as we remain productive. It doesn’t take much to add meaning to our life… Having a generous heart is a must in my book!
Now without further ado, let’s tackle Aspect3 of our HYP. This Aspect has to do with unapologetically implementing any last task or project for the year that would put this year over the finish line. This does not mean you try to implement or achieve everything you haven’t for the year! And, this time of year doesn’t mean you can now slack off as if the year is over. There is still a month left where you can put icing on your cake.
Go back to the list you created in Aspect1, where you identified things you didn’t get to yet this year. Now, be brutally selective in picking an experience or project you still want to fit in. There are four weeks left to the end of the year and there is a lot of holiday merriment going on. So, be realistic in what you can tackle. There is no need to make yourself nuts. This is to add to your experience not to ruin it!
Create a plan to simply and elegantly implement your project or have your experience. This can be as simple as embracing a daily generous and present attitude in life… How would it make you feel to have fit this in? The goal is to feel accomplished, successful and proud. Shoot for this and your year will have been a smashing success!
Remember to complete the MetroRelationsip™ Assignment below to help you effortlessly implement this, make changes and immediately start creating your Successful Relationship and Meaningful Life…
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~ Your MetroRelationship™ Assignment
Invite your partner to do Aspect3 of the Holiday and Year-End Process™ (HYP).
Here you get to be vulnerable about where you are for the year personally and request support in fitting in a last project or experience to put this year over the finish line.
The project or experience can be relationship or family related as well. The key is to discuss the desire from an open and compassionate place to be able to agree to move forward with the choice and to support each other through it.
Choose what it will be, map it out, and identify a celebratory ritual at its completion, or at the end of the year whichever comes first.
Go at it, support each other, and have fun!
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