How many times a day do we hear “it’s urgent”, “this needs to be quick”, “asap”, well at least I do. Working full time is certainly also about being that sense of urgency, always keeping busy with a million things to do in a day. An urgency to be reactive, to be always for efficient quicker. This on-going rush is especially true around Christmas time where so many added extra tasks like going christmas shopping, preparing parties and stuff add up to the long list of things we already have to do.
This is not about being perfect. This is not about always being ready for the next task. It is about taking time for yourself to respect yourself, unwind and prioritise. As you step back and look at the bigger picture, some details that looked so urgent before won’t be as urgent anymore (and that is how it should be).
A lot of time, we run around so close to burn out as we are urging to be useful, feeling exceptional or flattered that people recognise our ability to work hard. It lies in the eyes of our relatives or our workplace the power to make you try harder. You know what, step back, breath and no one will tell you anything. And if they do, they certainly don’t have your best interest at heart – Keep that in mind.
Christmas is that time of the year you should reflect on your blessings, step back and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones regardless of what you believe in – But take that time to bond with yourself first.