It is easy at this time of year to be caught up in all the hustle and bustle of the year end – holidays, implementing end of year financial planning and tax related tasks, meeting numerous demands on your time and energy from all too many directions. And if that is not enough, then there are always the extra pressures from weather, the stock market, dysfunction at every turn.
So this year, consider doing yourself (and your family, business associates, clients and friends) a favor and take a break from some of those pressures. This is not to say that you avoid the essential items of daily life or some of the special aspects of the holidays that are important to you. Instead, it is to remind you to carefully look at how you are defining what is really essential and rein that list into what is both manageable and reasonable.
True balance starts with you and not with what others seemingly want or claim to want from you. Anyone who truly cares about you, your business and your family is going to want the best for you and expect you to take some time for yourself – just as they will for themselves. This approach allows you to better use the time you devote to each of those essential tasks and items and not to spin your wheels or get lost in details that will not be resolved now or important later.
Another powerful result of taking a break is the new energy and added clarity with which you will approach your life after getting a real break from the usual pace of business. So, let’s take a break!