Take Time For You

A young woman meditates in the lotus position on the snowThe holidays have been a whirlwind of parties, getting together with clients, planning sessions, shopping and so much more.

It’s spastic and crazy and I love every moment of it. But it’s important to enjoy some down time too.

So much of our lives and business are spent outwardly focused. Getting things done for others.

Christmas is next week and while you may need the first part of the week to finish things up, make sure that you take time for yourself after the holiday. Whether it’s an hour, an afternoon, a day or a week, put time on your calendar to do nothing.

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then it’s an even better time to enjoy some down time.

The temptation can be to load up your to do list with endless tasks that you have been wanting to do, but put that urge on hold for right now and give yourself permission to relax.

My typical Thanksgiving weekend involves running all over the place getting things done and “maximizing” the 4 day weekend. This year, I decided to do it differently and took 2 days to relax and do nothing, which turned into a movie marathon on the couch. It felt completely indulgent and like I was taking time that I didn’t have to give, but the results were pretty interesting. I finally felt rested at the end of it and it gave me a big boost of energy to get more done.

I actually think that taking 2 days off helped me get more done than if I had worked those 2 days.

So my encouragement to you is to do the same. Rest, restore your energy and relax.

For me, that means a massage next Friday and I can hardly wait.

Wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmases.

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