“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

~ Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You.

I love this time of year, but for many people the holidays are often described as dreaded or stressful; organizing gatherings, shopping in crowded malls, cooking big meals, cleaning, wrapping, pleasing everyone (except yourself). If you can relate to this then I’m talking to you.

If you need some down-time, take it. View this holiday season with the eyes of a child. Look for more opportunities to laugh, play and nap. Go ice skating, make snow angels, wrap your gifts imperfectly, watch your favorite holiday movies, sit and read a book, suck on a candy cane while you do.

If you don’t take the time for yourself it certainly won’t be handed to you wrapped up with a red and green bow. Heck no. It’s a week until Christmas. Do what you need to do, but also include some time to do what you want to do. It will come together just as it should. Now go out there and embrace the spirit of Christmas present.

This Energy TV videoGuilt-free Happy Holidays – is super corny but shares sound advice for the holidays. Stay healthy this festive season, but balance it with a little bit of fun!

High-performers exist at every level of your organization, so what are you doing to tap into your team and unleash their energy?

When you embrace the energy habits of high-performing people you show up as a leader and strive for success in all you do. You take on bigger challenges, and better manage stress. You find ways to take care of your energy – mind, body and spirit – no matter what is coming at you. You feel great about yourself and your capabilities. What’s possible from there?

Contact Michelle to learn more about keynotes and workshops that will help you do just that.