Wednesday, December 21, 2011


'Tis the season - right? But the season for what??? I just had lunch with 3 good friends and we were discussing how this time of year has come to mean "hustle-bustle" and not much else. I've decided that we probably all need to step back and see if we need some rest.

In my case, that's physical rest. I just completed a major, major project and have been furiously working on next year's programs so that I can begin my MBA program in early January. I thought I would have some time to "rest" during these last few weeks of the year, but alas, that has not been the case. I will need to be very careful in the upcoming months to make sure I get proper rest so that I can not only do my best in class, but especially for my clients.

But there are other kinds of rest, aren't there? There is "rest" from the pressures we put on ourselves to do more, be more, give more, have more...whatever!! We need to take a rest, don't we?

There is also the "rest" we need to take from the demands of others...not so we can be selfish, but to make sure we still have something to give when they really need us.

And then...there is the "rest" from the thoughts we allow to enter our minds...thoughts of "what if?" Thoughts of "why me?" Thoughts of "if only..." There is so much bad news surrounding us these days, that it's easy to get caught up in it and believe every little bit of it. We not only lose our "rest," but we also lose our peace. And as Dr. Phil would say, "How's that workin' for ya????"

So...let's just "take a rest," shall we? In whichever area we need it!!

If you get a chance, let me know how YOU rested during this holiday season - or beyond. But don't feel obligated to do that or you won't get any rest! :-)

Blessings and Merry Christmas to all,