This is the blog I wrote as guest Christmas Blogger for the Leadership Development Centre. I wrote this back in November to help bring a sense of the spirit of Christmas to the feelings of pressure and looming deadlines. Hurrah! These tips worked for me as now I really feel I have got my Christmas Groove on.
Well here we are. The Summer Holidays and Christmas are almost upon us (unless you live in Wellington, then it feels the other way around).
Coaching clients have brought the impending holidays to my attention with comments such as; “how will we fit everything in and get all our projects done by the time they go on holiday?”. Friends have been saying “we must catch-up before Christmas”, and me thinking, with everything that is going on, that short conversation actually was the catch up!
So far my Christmas related thoughts have been:
- This month, on which days will I do the 5:2 diet? (Answer – At this rate, not till after Christmas!)
- When I try to work out my values so I can get into the spirit of Christmas, why do my top values at this time of year seem to be work and food?
Now it has got to the point when someone asks me what I am doing for Christmas, I am tempted to say airily “Oh just going to our family bach (we have no bach). Or upsize my response with a 2015 glamour holiday of, “Oh just going skiing in Japan (not doing that either).
Clearly it is time to activate self-coaching tips for keeping buoyant and fabulous during the Festive Season. Continue reading