As we approach the holiday season, the best thing I can share with you is the importance of taking a BREAK from work and career concerns, and filling your gas tank.

Years ago I was a slave to the neuroses of my mind. I would spend the Christmas /New Years break ruminating on where I was heading, what I needed to do next in my career, and the doom that would befall me if I didn’t.

The preoccupation completely robbed me of the joy of the season, quality time with those I love, and an opportunity to strengthen my reserves.

BIG mistake.

What I tell my clients now is to put ALL of these concerns and preoccupations on the back-burner because that they can always pick all of those things BACK UP as soon as we hit January 3rd.

Yep, the fears, questions, and concerns that are plaguing them can be put down for just a little while and picked right back up after the holidays.

Now, do I want my clients feeling fear, questions, and concerns? No, I really don’t. My work is about empowerment.

BUT… because those parts of them exist, it can be very valuable to acknowledge those parts and just assure them that they won’t be forgotten – we will pick them right back up very soon!

I find that this reassurance allows that part of ourselves to take a deep breath. To realize that their concerns and fears WILL be addressed… they won’t be cast aside… but that just for NOW, these 2 weeks of holiday time, we need to ask that part to take a back-seat and trust that they won’t disappear in our awareness.

This allows us to slow down and get present!

And when Jan 3rd comes around, and the fears resurface, we can use our tools to work with those fears, assuage them, and move into trust and abundance.

So please… do NOT minimize the incredible value of taking a BREAK from work and income related issues. Be with people you love. Sing. Dance. Allow your heart to bust with love and joy.

It’s this full experience – of love, of relaxation, of gratitude – that will set you up for the most rewarding and prosperous 2017.

I promise.

Barb Wade

Barb is a Speaker, Author, and Coach, who has been on the leading edge of Transformational Coaching for over 15 years. Barb works with high-achievers who, despite external accomplishments, are finding themselves yearning for more freedom, joy, and meaning in their lives. Barb herself knows that “hole” of quiet desperation that can exist even though achievement is high.

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