The Daily Grind

Take a Break

Congratulations, you have made it to the final stages of what likely has been a brutal year.  Well done!  I hope that 2018 grants more kindness to the world (and to you of course).

As I reflect, I can’t help but think we just need to give ourselves a tiny bit more space, give ourselves a break.

It’s been a bit of a “shouty” year:

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To be honest, I’m a bit exhausted with all of the things I am supposed to be doing.  Are you?

So, if I can humbly (and I do recognise the irony), offer a suggestion?  Take a break.

Take a break from all of the things you are supposed to be doing.  Take a break from all of the goal setting, striving and climbing.  Take a break from being mindful, from going for it and facing your fears.  Stop trying to find work/life balance (or any balance to be honest), finding your dreams and your passion.  Stop trying to work it out, find it out, and catch it out.

If you are lucky enough to get 10 days straight over the Christmas “break” period and you want to stay inside and watch Netflix, only eating Carbs – that’s OK.

If you want to go crazy at the Boxing Day sales and shop like a maniac, that’s OK (if you can afford it).

Let the kids stay in their jarmies all day and play X-Box for 10 hours straight – or maybe you stay in your jarmies all day and play X Box for 10 hours straight, that’s OK.

Try to take a bit of time, where you just do you.  Take the pressure of expectation off, and take a break.  There is plenty of time in the New Year to get back on the mouse wheel and to get going again.

Have a Happy Christmas, for those who celebrate.  Stay safe and take a little bit of time for yourself and your loved ones.

If you have some spare time and want to have a nosy around Careerability, why not start with:

Seven Pieces of Advice to Live by

5 Reason why Striving for perfection at work is bad for you

3 Things you can ask yourself instead of am I good enough

5 Must do’s for every woman in the workplace

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