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Before you lose it…SAVOR

Glass of wine on side table, knitting project on lap, “babes” (toddler and husband) snoozing in the adjacent bed, a half-finished book waiting for me to pick back up, soothing music piping through my ear buds, and the view pictured above… somebody pinch me! I am finally here. We are finally here. As I sit here contemplating the sunset over Lake Las Vegas and the sunset over the current year, I invite you to join me and…SAVOR.

What a year, eh? (Insert Canadian accent if you please.) Think back one year ago and how much has changed around you and in you. Congratulations, we made it. Not everyone was so lucky…but, we are. Now, take the time this week to SAVOR it and “save” yourself for next year.

At first glance, SAVOR seems an unlikely word of willPower. There’s no grit, difficulty, or action involved, and, it appears to involve a lot of laziness and perhaps a touch of gluttony. But, in truth, the stillness and inaction, if properly utilized, can be the most productive in the long-run…and the most trying, too.

As in, “try” to do this at home…it rarely happens! A million things command my attention…dishes, laundry, bills, work, the never-ceasing trail of crumbs and scraps behind my toddler (and husband), while a myriad of things beckon me. The things I’ve set aside to tend to in my “free” time. What a misuse of the word “free”, though. Free time should be dedicated to doing the things we enjoy..the things we love to do, NOT the things we must or ought to do!

Thank you, SAVOR…the “savior” that you are. The willPowerful truth is…without you, our bodies would behave like unruly toddlers or rebellious teenagers. NoBODY wants that! This is why vacations are so important to our health, our relationships, and our willPower. Whether the location is thousands of miles away or just a few, having someone else to worry about the dishes or preparing the next meal allows time for the important “work” at hand this week — our week to SAVOR.

Realize all of us need and deserve the time to slow down, turn things off, and sit in the stillness. As we SAVOR, we rekindle our mental and physical bodies, and charge UP our spiritual. I see no better New Year preparation. That is why, from PREPARE, we SAVOR.

In the name of savoring, I suppose I could give you a list of tips to do it “right”…another list of things you “should” do to be super strong, svelte, sexy, smart, successful…but, the truth is…if you get quiet and still, you’ll know what to do…you’ll know what is best for you, beautiful and unique you. The true task is to actually do it. Take the time…get your heart and higher self involved…and SAVOR this year before we lose it to history.

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit www.starslocker.com.