With 2021 in full swing, Geraldine Augustine-Darwood from Gold Series Perfumes says that she intends to focus putting more value on herself this year. “Valuing yourself more means more appreciation, living in the moment and recognising our self-worth – something we could all benefit from.”
Here is her advice on how you can further value yourself.
1. Appreciate more
We often spend time listing all the things that we might not have achieved. 2021 is all about appreciating the things that we have achieved, small everyday luxuries and everything that makes us happy. From our beds, favourite snacks in the cupboard, friends and family and the signature fragrance you choose to wear. Augustine-Darwood says that this extends to appreciating yourself and what you bring to the world. Think about the joy you offer to others – that has immense value.
2. Choose a dream to chase
Choosing a dream to dedicate yourself to will give you a purpose for 2021. Purpose and meaning build a strong foundation for self-worth, which is especially important moving into a New Year filled with obstacles to overcome. Choose a dream worthy of your attention, whether it’s achieving a goal you’ve strived for, changing professions, upskilling yourself or simply creating a new family routine.
“Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.”
3. Live your life for now
Find value in every moment, every day. Don’t let a minute slip by without being mindful of where you are and what you’re doing. Living in the past or the future can lead to regrets and disappointment. As the saying goes, “Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.”
4. Rejoice in your uniqueness
People can be so distracted by their weaknesses that they forget to celebrate their unique strengths. “Recognising growth opportunities as well as your strengths is a good path to understanding and celebrating yourself – no one is more you than you!” Augustine-Darwood says that part of that uniqueness is the fragrance you choose to ‘brand’ yourself with every day. Choose a signature scent that defines how you feel – whether it be bold or understated – scent has a wonderful way of improving your mood.
“My choice of scent to wear for work is Gold Series Serendipity perfume as it gives me the confidence to conquer anything. For an evening out, I choose Gold Series Gold perfume,” concludes Augustine-Darwood.
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