This week I’m taking off work to be with family. Christmas is a special time of giving and we love the spirit that is wrapped around this holiday. As I think about the next two weeks heading into the new year, I think about how much my priorities and my rituals have changed for this time of year (and how they haven’t, in some ways).
I’d love for this to be an encouragement for you to think about how you spend your time during this part of the year as well as how you plan for the year ahead.
A ritual, by definition, is a series of actions or type of behavior regularly followed by someone. However, rituals can change over time.
For instance, before my kids were born, I actually worked every day over the holiday weeks except for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I loved the time when nobody was in the office so I could catch up on tasks before the new year. To be honest, I loved working when there were no emails coming in, because that meant I could focus on what needed to get done, not on what someone else needed me to get done!Read more here…