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When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

After this blog, I will be taking July and August off and I really am looking forward to having some time to rest and relaxed. So with this in mind I ask you –

When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

Was it at the end of a holiday or maybe when you had something cancelled at the last moment and had some unexpected time for yourself?

How did you feel – more confident, less stressed, clear-headed, even creative and more energised? You will need to feel all these things if you are going to set out the life you want to live, and then have the courage and determination to make the changes needed to see it happen.
Will you please take some time to answer the following questions?

  • What stops you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
  • Is it that you would feel guilty because you have so much to do and it wouldn’t be getting done?
  • Or do you not feel worthy of taking time out for yourself as you have to keep going to meet the demands being placed on you by everyone around you?
  • Could it be that if you took some time out, you might just really get to see how your life is and that’s not a nice thought for you?

So, go on and answer the question – what is really stopping you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
We can’t change something unless we know what that something is. You need to first identify it. Only then can living these traits help you overcome what is holding you back.

What would help you now to take some quality time out, giving yourself the space to reflect on and set in motion ways of becoming a self-leader in your own life and working towards the life you want to live?

Might it be getting up a few minutes earlier in the morning or just switching off the television a little earlier in the evening to give you some quiet time to answer the questions and do the exercises in this book? Would buying a writing pad or a Dictaphone (if you prefer not to write) to record your thoughts and ideas help you? If so, just go and do it.

We all have our own strategies for how best to do this – see what works best for you. Moreover, I truly do hope you do over the summer months. So, until I am back with my next blog in September, you take good care of yourself and really do hope you get to have a great summer.
If you do want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you, please check out my books – available from Amazon.

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Headline Rest, Renewal and Planning for the Year Ahead

Grateful to be here in Malta allowing myself some time out for rest, renewal and to plan for the year(s) ahead.

Rest of Blog For how many people will get the chance to take some time out to step back and ask themselves what true success and happiness will mean for them over the coming year(s) in their life and work. If you never define your vision of success and happiness, for the year(s) ahead then nothing is going to change and whatever is most urgent will always get done first.

If you only do what is urgent at any given time, your life will not go forward in the way that you would have hoped. Living like this will not give you a successful, happy, fulfilling and productive year(s) ahead. If the most important things are not prioritised and done first, there is a real danger that everything will be treated as equal.

So, this time for me is all about separating the urgent from the important and making sure over the next 12 months to work on getting the important done.

Like setting out on any journey, it is vital to know where you are headed, even if you don’t know how you are going to get there.

It is important to start with the end in mind, but there is a need to guard against the end being a dead end. There is always the chance of this happening and that is why I am here, giving myself some time for rest, renewal and allowing for the planning of the year ahead.

With a vision now being set out for the year ahead, there will be a great chance to go into 2018 with a clear sense of direction with greater focus and clarity.

To now have the power of a written plan for the year ahead against which every decision concerning the most effective use of my time and energy can be effectively measured against.

As I sit here writing up my plan there is also the need to look at what I want to eliminate from my life, what it is I want to add to it and what I want to leave unchanged over the coming 12 months.

To keep what is good, remove what is bad and add what will make the year ahead one of true and real success and happiness for me.

Really do hope that regardless of where you are in your life at this time, you get to give yourself some space and time out to see where it is you want to bring your life and work over the coming year and years ahead.

Take good care and a very Happy Christmas to you.

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