Life can be lavish is this month’s focus for Susan Vernicek as she creates a lavish life. Susan wants you to make your 2013 lavish as you please and it’s as easy as opening your eyes.
To live a lavish life is as simple as opening your eyes.
— Susan Vernicek
The wind is blowing. The sun is shining. You’re smiling on the way to work and feeling sensational. You turn the radio on and your favorite song is playing, and you’re feeling like you have the most lavish, luminous life ever.
BOOM. You wake up from your daydream, while driving to work, and realize it’s another ordinary day, working nine to five.
We all want and desire a lavish and luminous life. It’s certainly possibly because all you have to do is open your heart, mind, and eyes.
First, ask yourself what does lavish and luminous mean to you? For me, it means flexibility in most of my everyday life. I work often and I work hard, but it never feels painful because my number one lavish and luminous priority is flexibility.
What I mean by flexibility is I get to create my day, what I do, when I do it. I can start and finish whenever I like, and I can attend networking meetings without worrying that I’m over my thirty minute or one hour lunch. I have full control over my calendar and to me that is important.
What is that one thing you would love more of in your life so you can create your lavish and luminous life? Is it flexibility? Is it more play and less work? Is it financial security? Is it love? Is it support? Is it more time with family and friends?
Stop for a moment and pay attention to your gut. Open your heart, mind, and eyes to discover the little things in life that bring you the most joy. For me, some of the little things in life are having a monthly dinner with my friends, having the flexibility to hit a sale during the day while most are at work, waking up a little later from time to time, or visiting my Dad during the day to break up his day. Once you identify ‘the little things’ that will help guide you to ‘the bigger thing’ of living your lavish and luminous life.
You very well may already have a lavish and luminous life; you may not have your heart, mind, and eyes open enough to realize it. Are you one to pick apart everything and only focus on the negatives? Are you constantly complaining about work, your life, or other situations?
If you don’t think you have a lavish life, I want you to take some time and reflect on your every day thoughts, actions, and surroundings. YOU have control over all of your thoughts, actions, and surroundings. Take control and ensure these are up to your standards and support you in achieving a lavish and luminous life.
Are you in a career or have a job that you struggle finding any silver lining? Are you single but want to be in a relationship? Are you in an unfulfilling relationship and/or marriage? If so, the time has come for you to work hard to find a new path. It may be challenging at first, but taking action, even baby steps, is better than running in place.
We all can have the lavish and luminous lives we crave. We just have to continue to keep our hearts, minds, and eyes open to what appeals to us, then set some goals, and get going!
Valentine’s Day is approaching and I want to remind you that this day isn’t only about romantic relationships! It’s about unconditional self-love. It can also be the perfect time of year for you to make the changes you need to live a lavish, luminous life.
Feel Beautiful Everyday!
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