It’s that time of year.
25 sleeps until Christmas as I write this. <insert your exclamation of shock/dismay/panic here>
I have lots of work in the next 3 weeks – 3 courses at London Business School, coaching calls from my home office, new clients in Lille (France), 1:1 session in festive locations in Central London, final engagement visits to 2 stores in southwest England, handover of info to a coach taking over my Ford work and an associate information day.
I have reading, practice, homework, journaling and 4 conference calls for my leadership programme. See above article about the Holly Tribe.
I have my professional certification with ICF to renew.
I have 2 Christmas parties to celebrate – not my company party (it’s pretty quiet being just me and Kathryn).
I have 2 theatre shows to enjoy – a surprise for me and a surprise from me so no spoiler alerts here!
I have a hike day and spa day I hope to be able to retain with all of the above.
I have Christmas cards, gifts, decorating and baking to do – most needing to be ready earlier than the 25th in order to be sent abroad.
I’m grateful for the work as I am self-employed.
I’m grateful for the development.
I’m grateful for friends and fun activities.
I try and tell myself of all that as I feel overwhelmed looking at my back to back calendar entries.
And remind myself to stay in the moment, be present rather than just buying presents, so I enjoy it and not wish it away.
Today a friend said to me “Remember when we were kids and Christmas took so long to come. I want that time back!!!!!” How true.
What perspective would serve you as we enter the holiday season?