Many of us feel that the new year is a time to pause, reflect and make a plan for the coming year. I totally agree with that. I love the feeling of a fresh start, a clean plate. White space, as I’ve called it before. After all the crazy-making of the holiday season (which somehow starts right after Halloween!), it’s nice to just relax and think about what’s ahead.
Two things have happened to me in recent years, however.
First, it seems I have had less and less down time over the holidays. My downtime that’s supposed to be relaxing has somehow gotten filled up. Last year it was holiday travel and work. This year it was work projects (the writing of my Be Bold book and a new podcast I’m launching soon) as well as a house remodel. Oh, and then there’s the planning and packing for a one-month