December presents a natural opportunity to quantify, analyze, and mark the events of the year that is coming to an end.
We’re giving into the instinct to reflect, with a little help from artists who have shared some of what they’ve learned about looking back.
What did you put a lot of energy into that is no longer giving back to you?
What do you want to do with that energy once it’s freed up?
What did you let go of this year that still has enough meaning for you to take up again?
What can you learn from the projects or situations that turned out well despite the unconventional twists and turns it took along the way?
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How to Deal With Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed
by Rebecca Zucker for Harvard Business Review
Maybe you feel overwhelmed all of the time, maybe you just get caught every once in a while in a perfect work/life storm and can’t imagine how you’ll get through it. Either way, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work harder and put in longer hours to keep your head above water. This article offers some useful strategies for getting to the core of what’s causing your stress so you can make choices about your time and to-do lists that will have a lasting impact on your well-being.
This article features links to compelling works on adaptive change and adult development by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. Their studies, theories, and practices inform a lot of culture and coaching principals at Vestalia Hospitality. Check those out if you’ve got the time and interest!