If you are like me, you have a natural need for activity.
The moment I feel as if nothing is getting accomplished, I begin to look for things to do. It is shy I could never take on the corporate life, where downtime was celebrated and people looked forward to vacation days more than anything.
Me? I dreaded them. It is why I got out of the corporate world as quickly as I could and drove myself through producing documentaries and building furniture I would eventually sell on Abbott Kinney in Venice, CA. It is also what drove me to have the health issues I currently have – namely stress-driven tumors.
Even today, I have to constantly remind myself that it is okay, I can relax, nothing is going on for most people in the United States. And I would encourage you to do the same. This is a time when it is okay for nothing to get done. It is time to realize nobody will be there to answer your phone call or email. It is probably the worst time to send direct mail, as if there was ever a good time these days. But if your restlessness gets the best of you, and yoga or meditation still will not take the edge off, then it is time to turn to 2016.
There are only a few weeks out of the year when nobody, and I mean nobody, with signing authority is around. This is one of them. So put whatever “can’t wait” on hold, and begin thinking about what you are going to do when you get back in town.
Those holiday cards you never sent? Delete the Christmas Tree or the Minorah [I know it’s tight, but you only have until January 1 to get them out, versus January 8 for a New Years Eve card], and write in “Welcome to 2016.”
You see, there is always a way. Besides, it will buy you an additional week to what?
That’s right, rest, relax and contemplate 2016, you know, the new year.
As for 2015? Do what you do in meditation – Acknowledge it, breath into it, and on your next exhale – just LET IT GO….