It’s December. The year went fast and is quickly ending. Winter is on its way. It’s a time to be still and to rest. A time to assess how this year has gone and set goals for new year. Rest is often difficult to attain in American culture with our fast-paced personal and work lives. As hard as it is to do, it’s more important than ever to rest and create spaciousness and downtime in our schedules when possible.
Building space into the day
Some years ago, I started scheduling 30 minutes between appointments as I strove for a less stressful, more spacious schedule. When successful, it allows me to breathe, do the follow-up email, and not have 10 emails to do at the end of a long day. It feels good when it works. Of course, sometimes I am not able to do that.
Around the same time, I also started putting my prep time, travel time, and tasks in my calendar to ensure I was completing key tasks in a timely manner. Now, my calendar is the hub and safety net that I follow, keeping me on point with my work and my goals. Being disciplined with my calendar and 90-day action plans have substantially increased my productivity and goal accomplishment.
Envisioning the New Year
This is also the time of year that most of us will set goals for the year and start to envision what we want to accomplish and the impact we want to have in the new year. To get the most of your planning time, you want a clear head. The stillness of winter creates an energy that allows you to see beyond the limitations of your current reality. In the quiet, your inner knowing, your intuition can support you to figure out what you want and a strategy to get it. It’s important to take the time to get clarity on what is needed for you to meet your personal and business goals. Don’t miss out.
Until then, have a wonderful holiday season full of love, light, generosity, compassion, and joy.