FROM THE DESK OF PAMELA BRUNER

5 Ways to Rest, Reflect, and Renew

for the New Year.

FROM THE DESK OF PAMELA BRUNER

5 Ways To Rest, Reflect, and Renew

for the New Year.

If you?re like most of my world, this upcoming week will NOT be a work week.

And that?s a good thing! 

If you?re like most of my world, this upcoming week will NOT be a work week.

And that?s a good thing! 

I?m a big believer in working hard, and working smart. Part of working smart is knowing when you need to rest, reflect, and renew.

So take care of yourself this week with more than eggnog 🙂

Here are 5 ways to rest, reflect, and renew for the New Year.

Tip 1: Pick A Word

I always pick a word for the year. Yep, just one. (I know that can be hard.)

Usually I don?t have to think too much about it. My word comes to me intuitively. However, there are plenty of places online that will give you a process to pick a word if you?re unsure. Just the process of picking a word can be enlightening.

Tip 2: Consider What You Love Doing

When you?re building a business, sometimes you start going down a path that brings revenue, but doesn?t bring joy. While I fully support the occasional cash infusion strategy, this isn?t a recipe for long-term success.

Get clear on how you love helping people, and then structure your offerings around that. You?ll be able to find the positioning to sell that, as long as you?re clear on the value.

Tip 3: Make A List Of Things That Energize You

I?m energized by hiking in the mountains, and by listening to music. I?m inspired by Ted talks. 

What about you? Maybe it?s playing with your kids, or a creative endeavor. Make a list of the things that energize you, so you have possibilities available at your fingertips to uplift your day.

Tip 4: Compile Your “Compliments” File

When you get a compliment, either via snail mail or email, where does it go? 

I have a ?compliments? file on my computer that I keep nice emails in, so I can open it up and get a lift when I need it. If you don?t have one of those yet, now is a great time to start! You can even ?seed? your compliments file by writing to a couple of happy clients and friends, and asking what they appreciate most about your relationship.

Tip 5: Start (Or Expand) A Gratitude Practice

The energy of gratitude is one of the most uplifting energies you can experience. It?s always available, and it?s free.

You can start small (like my favorite cup of tea!) or you can start broad (gratitude for the way things unfold divinely, or the beauty of nature). If you already have a gratitude practice, consider adding to it or shifting it. A slight change in your routine will make your practice seem new again, and give it extra meaning.

How are you going to rest, reflect, and renew this holiday season?