Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Quality time with Your Self

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Greetings, friends,

How are you doing today? I hope you enjoyed last week’s topic and found an opportunity to navigate through familiar territory while noticing something new and beautiful about your environment. Much thanks to everyone that e-mailed me to share their experiences and stories!

Today we are going to discuss the idea of spending quality time with an important person. This person isn’t just any person; in fact, this person is probably the most important person in your life right now. This person has been with you through all of your ups and downs, through the brightest and darkest of moments, and knows you better than anyone else. This person has always had and will always have your best interest in mind. And this person is YOU!

Now before you have a moment to question what I mean, please allow me to continue. I’d like you to set aside a modest 30 minutes to an hour, preferably soon after reading this or sometime this evening, to spend some quality time with Your Self. Let’s be clear – I’m not asking you to close the bedroom door and hibernate or be alone for an hour, nor am I encouraging you to do an activity by yourself, but rather I’m asking you to spend some quality time with Your Self.

In short, this is a period of time to spend with Your Self to do something inspirational, interesting, relaxing (such as meditation), or learn something new about yourself you might not have noticed before. Not to be confused with an hour of surfing the web, TV/movies, or engaging in any activity that would distract from the design of this exercise. Just as last week’s intention was to look outward to the world around us, this week we will focus our attention inwards and see what we uncover.

If it helps, you may choose to treat this fun little experiment as though you were reconnecting or rekindling an old friendship or perhaps introducing some new and interesting person into your life.
As always, I invite you to connect with me personally to share your stories, ideas, or if you have a question.

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