Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Celebrate National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day was created as a day to remember and get in touch with friends and family that you do not see on a regular basis. It is considered as a day to “reconnect”.

This day even has its own special flower, the Forget-Me-Not. The Alpine Forget-Me-Not is the official state flower of Alaska. This flower grows well all throughout the open, rocky places, high in the mountains of Alaska.

Annually on November 10, National Forget-Me-Not Day is celebrated by making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails, sending e-cards, sending flowers, getting together and etc. Taking just a minute to let someone know that you are thinking about them means more to them than one realizes.

Today, focus on reconnecting with what is important to you. If you've lost touch with friends and family, be sure to give them a call. If your passion is building handcrafted boxes, collecting teapots or volunteering at the hospital, refocus your center toward these things that matter most to you. If you've been meaning to catch up on your reading, go ahead and take the time to relax with a cup of tea.

Questions to ask yourself

What does my life look like ten years from now?
Picturing yourself in the future can help you figure out what you need to do in the present to get where you want to be.

What is my purpose?
Life is about discovering the answer to this question and the answer is always changing. Focus on what your present purpose is.

What excites me?
Security and comfort may be keeping you from pursuing the things that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.

What can I let slide?
It’s important to recognize that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with everything. Decided what you may be willing to cut back on.

Do the consequences have meaning?
Your goals may change and something you’ve been striving for will not be as important as it once was. It may be time to let it go and move on.

Making time

Do it first.
Decide on your top three most important tasks and do them first thing in the morning, before other items that don’t matter as much.

Schedule it.
If you’ve blocked out time for the most important people and tasks in your calendar there is no chance they will be lost in the shuffle.

Treat it as an emergency.
In an emergency you forget about the things that aren’t important and your to-do list does not get checked off. Don’t let the important things be forgotten.

Share below how you will be rediscovering and reconnecting to people and the things that you enjoy.