I have a love-hate relationship with December. On one-hand, I am looking forward to the holiday season, the new year and all the festivities that come with it. On the other hand, t’is indeed the season for rush, rush, rush. Balancing all that needs to be done with the competing desire to slow down, reflect, celebrate and plan for the year ahead….ahhh, this is my December.
How about you?
Well to honour this duality of December, I dug back into my archives and re-read some past posts that I wrote that speak to these issues. I thought it might be useful to offer them up again — kind of like a holiday package of TGIM tips to help you “complete” this past year and get inspired and ready for the year ahead. So here they are:
1) Coping with the Season of Rush: (this post links to an article I wrote for the Globe and Mail on this topic)
2) What Do You Need to Clean out Before the Year Ends: a prompt to get rid of the clutter and messes (physical, mentally, emotionally) that can get in the way of creating a brand new, spank’n clean new year for you.
3)Annual Year-end/New Year Reflection -Qs for Thoughtstarters: Ahhh, this one is my favorite – I do this every year. The questions pretty much stay but each year the answers evolve. Copy and paste this to a Word document and reflect away! If you did this last year – it’s worth having a peak back to see what you had to say last year and what’s changed for you.
(Photo by Doug/Borderfilms – Flickr)
Wishing you a season of celebration, renewal, peace, joy and all that feeds into a TGIM work-life!
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