I wish you a very happy holiday season. In this, my last ‘coachy’ blog of the year, I encourage you to pause for a moment and ask yourself, “What exactly am I doing all of the hustling, bustling, planning and creating for?” It is very common to be on auto-pilot at this time of year. We tend to do what we have always done without remembering why. Another good question to ask would be, “Is what I am doing, working for me?” Maybe it worked for all the years before, but it is not working now. Are there are a few things you could adjust, change or eliminate to make this holiday season just a bit more enjoyable, a bit more ‘you?’
If you discover that your reason for the season is a desire for it to be an exciting adventure, my wish is that you have that. If you find you want it to be restful and calm, then I wish you that. Or, some combination of these or something in the middle. My wishes for you are: 1) that you pay attention to your inner knowing. 2) that you take very special care of you while you are busy attending to all of the things that you do that make it extra special for all who know you. 3) that you understand that your presence in these moments if the most valuable gift you can bring to your loved ones. 4) that you thoroughly enjoy all the moments.
My wish for myself and for this holiday season is enjoyment! (of course) and a lot of rest. I have had a pretty fabulous year and I am very grateful and happy for so many blessings. I will be taking a break from writing and strategizing and social media postings, but I have some very fun ideas percolating for the fast approaching New Year. I will be sure to send you a note about all of the goodies I have planned. In the mean-time, have a holly, jolly merry Christmas and I thank you sincerely for your many kindnesses and loving support. Your presence is a gift!