Embracing the Holiday Season
December 14, 2015 @ 3:37 pm by ACT
The holiday season is here! Decorations are up and carols are playing at every store. Often times we can find ourselves stressed during this time of year and can miss out on some of the preciousness of this time. Here are a few tips that can help you embrace this holiday season:
- Create a captivating vision. Ask yourself what do I want to do? What do I want to see? What do I want this time to look like? Build a vision for what you want your holiday season to look like.
- Get organized. Once you create your vision, make a to-do list of the tasks, calls and errands that need to be done. Prioritize by day and look for days that you may be overloaded. Spread the load around to ensure you stay motivated. Don’t worry if you have procrastinated. Start today and “get ‘er done”. I know some of you are just now thinking about getting organized (and you know who you are). It’s better to start today than never!
- Enjoy yourself and be present. This is an important lesson that I myself need to follow this year. I have vowed to not be one of those people still shopping on the 23rd and wrapping all of Christmas Eve. I realized about a week ago that the rushing is not worth it and it is better to simply spend time with those you love.
Having a plan is vital to achieving this success. Find an accountability partner to help you reach this goal. Look for a friend, co-worker or family member who can check in with you each day and insure that you are embracing this time of year. I have two accountability partners, and my seven year old son is one of them. Charlie naturally embraces the holiday season and I am learning from him each day how I can do this as well. As a coach, I tell my clients that they can achieve their goals if they are “willing” and “accountable.” I suppose it is time for me to practice what I preach, and so it begins for me now!
Life is too short to let this holiday season fly by. Make sure you make the time to embrace it and be present.
Coach Carole Cowperthwaite-O’Hagan