This Holiday Season, Create a Shopping List…For Yourself

And transform your life.

What if this holiday season you could give a gift so unique and one-of-a-kind that it could literally keep on giving and possibly transform a life? What if that life were yours?

When you are finished making all of your purchases for others, done with the organizing, decorating, prepping and entertaining in the weeks ahead, often there is one special person who craves a little extra attention. That person is YOU! Busy looking for the material gifts of the season, and caught up in the frantic pace of buying and doing, it is easy to skip right over ourselves. The good news is that you have a whole new year ahead in which to expand upon your own growth. The gift of doing so begins now! It is a gift that only you can give.

Incredibly special because this is a gift of shopping your own life, and of turning inward just long enough to reflect on all of your individual assets and attributes. Everyone has this internal “store” filled with the merchandise of his or her own life. The inventory is vast, comprised of years of wins and losses. Shelves filled with accomplishments as well as what if’s and maybes, limiting beliefs and risks. This place inside you is the one where anything is possible. It contains entire stock rooms abounding with life promises and joy, and also of accumulated fears and procrastination. This personal merchandise has incredible value because it is rich in a skill set that only you can possess and therefore, only you can access and use.

Reconnecting to the tapestry of your own life from within unites you with the gift of YOU and with a connection so deep and meaningful that it can actually reinvent and refresh your life.

Perhaps, so busy bringing more into our lives, searching for the one thing you may have missed, or the expensive home, car, clothing, or material object that you think will make you whole; you omit reaching inward for that special “cache” of personal inventory. Why? Simply put, this free merchandise that only you have access to actually comes at a premium. The price to access shopping your life begins with awareness, and a choice to do so. This choice involves a significant amount of work. Work that takes you out of your comfort zone and deposits you into uncharted territory. This work involves trust…trusting yourself.

The rewards? Taking the time to take stock of your own internal timeline is an investment in yourself. It is the pause needed to jumpstart refreshing your life from the inside out instead of the outside in. The single longest relationship you will ever have is with yourself, and your journey, no matter how long or winding should always take you right back to yourself. Right back home. How would it feel to fall in love with YOU?

Transform your life now! Create a personal shopping list!

Shop your life with a quick audit. Take 30 minutes and make 3 lists:

· List 100 things you are good at and circle the top 10 things

· List of 50 things you want to bring into your life and circle your top 10 things.

· List of 50 things you want to let go of in your life and circle your top 10 things

Now marry the lists for your personal, take-action-now shopping list. What are you really, really good at? Are you doing those things? If not, how can you make better use of that skill set, perhaps in an out-of-the-box way? What do you most want to manifest in your life? Where is the abundance? In order to let both your skill set thrive and your wants surface, you need to let go…so what are you willing to let out of your life to let in what’s next? Any surprises? The 30 things you circled become your reinvention guide as you step into 2017.

Need help with your shopping lists and staying accountable to them? I love to shop! Let’s talk! Reach out to me at [email protected]

Originally published at medium.com

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