It’s time to slow down

Christmas Chaos

It’s almost the end of the year…let the chaos begin! Or continue, if we’re going to be completely honest. If you’re like a lot of folks, we’re scrambling with all the to-do lists that remind us of the lack of time we have left to do things. Like…

  • Budget’s should have been done
  • Don’t even want to think about gearing up for 2013
  • Just a few more weeks left to meet year-end goals

Oh, and your family, friends and employees are more interested in the upcoming holidays.

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed, under-appreciated and just a little bit of a hum-bug. I want to encourage you that these signs just mean one thing…you need to slow down. You are going to miss the camaraderie, excitement, and fulfillment of a year gone by and new beginnings coming soon. Here are just a few things to keep in mind while heading into December.

Slow down…and give. Giving of your time and/or offerings is the quickest way to get your mind of your stress. After all, this upcoming holiday is about focusing on others. Lead by example.

Slow down…and laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.  A health body and healthy heart…sounds like a good start to the end of 2012.

Slow down…and reflect. Have you made mistakes? Sure…who hasn’t. Learn from it and do it better in 2013. What have you done that you’re proud of? Remember to do it again. Reflecting is a great way to stay focused on what works in your personal or professional life.

Enjoy the next month of 2012 and start out the new year with renewed strength, humor and love. I can’t think of a better gift to yourself and your family.

Enjoying the holidays with you!

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