Today, in the Slack chat, Ashley shared an honest admission:
It's reassuring being in a community like MM Club because you realize you're not alone. Other members jumped in:
It seems like everyone is feeling it:
If you're experiencing the "December blues," you're not alone! The end of the year is demanding for a couple of reasons:
Plus: December is busy. Personally, you're shopping, and going to holiday events. Professionally, you've got tons of work to do!
It's no wonder we're overwhelmed.
You have about 8 work days left before Christmas day. That's enough time for one last sprint before the new year.
Here's a plan that's worked for me:
This framework has helped me to be realistic about what I can finish. It also allows me to be reflective without being overwhelmed. And finally, it enables me to prepare for the new year, with a list of things I can start doing on January 2nd.
The best part? It's helped me to enjoy the holidays! Instead of feeling guilty about not getting enough work done, or being stressed about the new year, I can relax.
You need to relax too!
So, let's take the next week to work hard, reflect, and prepare.
And after that... sit down with a hot drink and enjoy the warmth of the season.
Justin Jackson, @mijustin
PS: need someone to talk to? I have coaching call slots available for December and January. You can book a spot here.
Kevin just had a call with me last week:
"Thank you again for the call. It's great to get a better sense of direction and focus. Your suggestions really brought my scattered thoughts together. Now my vision is much clearer. I'm ready for my next steps!"
Schedule a time here (we might even be able to chat this week!)