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The 3 Precious Things to Give Yourself

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Written by Diana Dentinger

Hey there! So, let’s dive into something that’s been on my mind, and maybe yours too. When you think about giving yourself something special, where does your mind wander?

Maybe to giving yourself a little break, some much-needed “me time,” or a dollop of tender loving care? Or does it zip straight to retail therapy – splurging on that shiny new gadget or planning an exotic getaway because, hey, you earned it?

Now, rewarding yourself is great and all, but what if I told you there’s more to life than the latest iPhone or another stamp on your passport? Don’t get me wrong, a dash of adventure and tech can spice up life, but there are three essential gifts you should be giving yourself that don’t come with a price tag.

Imagine for a sec you’re thinking about the best gifts for a kiddo. As a parent, or just someone who adores the little munchkins, you’d want to give them the world, right? Food, shelter, love, education – the works.

But I’m here to talk about something even more priceless.Having been a bit of a lone ranger in the Personal & Professional Development world for the past 30 years, and raising four incredible humans as a single mom abroad, I’ve realized there are three things that are absolute game-changers, not just for my kiddos, but for anyone, at any age or walk of life.

And here’s the kicker – you might not have thought to give these to yourself, but trust me, they’re foundational.

Gift #1: A Strong Sense of Self

Ever heard someone say “it makes sense” and thought about what that really means? It’s about logic, sure, but it’s also about feeling right. The first biggie you need to gift yourself is a rock-solid “Sense of Person.”

This means knowing who you are, deep down, past all the roles you play in life. It’s about having a clear identity, knowing your strengths, and using them to navigate life’s ups and downs.Try this: jot down your top 10 talents.

And I mean really dig deep. If you find this tough, you’re not alone. Many adults struggle to see their own sparkle, but recognizing your unique talents is key to not just going through the motions but living with intention and purpose.

Gift #2: A Purpose That Feels Like Home

Next up, we all ask ourselves, “Why am I here?” Giving yourself a “Sense of Purpose” is like finding your North Star. It’s not about the material stuff – it’s about feeling that you, simply by being here, make a difference.

Your purpose goes beyond just existing; it’s about contributing your unique self to the world in meaningful ways.

Funny story – many people come to me in their 40s feeling a bit lost, like they’ve hit a mid-life rut. They’ve got the job, the family, but something’s missing. That’s where a “Sense of Purpose” comes in, lighting up your life with meaning and direction

Gift #3: Unlocking Your Full Potential

And last but definitely not least, give yourself a “Sense of Potential.” Inside you, there’s a treasure trove of gifts and talents waiting to be explored. We live in a world that loves the quick and easy fix, but real growth and fulfillment come from diving deep and embracing the journey of becoming your best self.

It’s like this – we’re all born with this incredible potential, kind of like how an acorn has everything it needs to grow into a majestic oak tree. But too often, we look outside for validation or follow someone else’s path, losing sight of our own unique brilliance.

So, if you ever find yourself wondering what it’s all about or feeling a little lost at sea, circle back to these three gifts: knowing who you are, understanding why you’re here, and embracing all you can be.

And if you’re up for discovering more about your unique personality and diving deep into your life’s purpose and potential, I’m here to guide you through it with the BEST YOU YET Course. Trust me, getting to be the real, unapologetic you is the best adventure you’ll ever embark on. Let’s make it fun.

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About the author

Diana Dentinger

American from the Midwest, living since 1984 in Europe, raising my 4 (now young adult) kids in Italy. With my nerdy neuroscience background, I love creating content to up level the self help industry as well as writing books to expand consciousness on the planet. My claim to fame is the Personality & Needs Profile® that helps people play with their personality to become the best versions of who they are!

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