For all of you shifting into low gear for some holiday off-time, or for those of you now too busy multi-tasking to get everything done, this blog’s for you!

Here are three essential lessons that helped me see the big picture and can help you think more effectively about the coming year:

Lesson 1:

Slow and fast times are an inevitable part of life. Learning to switch gears gracefully is an art that I am still learning. From the world of Gestalt Psychology, we learn that acceptance and letting go of the control (you don’t really have anyways), is a useful way to manage transitions. Before reacting to a situation, try to take a moment to pause and consider your feelings and mood. Then let it go, as if to say, “Well, that was interesting!”


Lesson 2:

Read, scan, and repeat. What do you do for a living? Enrich your work by watching a TED Talk, downloading the Harvard Business Daily Alert, or scanning the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Here is my short list of people to watch:


Lesson 3:

Do something you love. Not only will this recharge you for the road ahead, but it will combat that ever present to-do list.

In my off time, I like to take my daughter to my barn and spend time with my horse. Just being at the barn is comforting to me. What comforts you? Many of us rely on unhealthy substitutes (you know) instead of going the extra mile to refresh and relax. What old hobby, sports, or activities do you miss doing?

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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