Take Time to Pause

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, December 25, 2019
By Emy Fernandez, MBA, Life Coach

Life and Wellness Coach

This time of year means different things to different people. For some, it’s family time. For others it’s vacation time. For others it’s shopping time. For some it’s about a second chance at old opportunities and for others a fresh start at new opportunities. And for others, it’s all of the above.

Whatever this time of year signifies for you, take time to pause.

Take time to be present for your family, for your friends and for you.

Take time to be present to enjoy the holiday meals together.

Take time to reflect on your wins and your fails in 2019.

Before you can look forward – you have to look at the past.

Use your wins to rinse and repeat.

Use your fails to learn and tweak.

But, more importantly, take time for your self care.

We tend to put off our own self care before putting off our other “responsibilities.”

Make your self care your number one “responsibility.”

Regardless of what it is…it doesn’t have to be hours at a gym.

It doesn’t have to be running a marathon.

It can be simple.

It can be a walk around the block.

It can be a yoga session.

It can be simple morning and evening rituals.

It can be a facial or a massage.

It can be shooting some balls.

Whatever your self care routine is – keep it up during this time of year – don’t put it off as a New Year resolution. Get a head start to the New Year by ending the year happy and healthy.

As Rachel Hollis, says, ‘end the year at the top of the summit instead of starting the year at the bottom of the mountain.’

On this Christmas Day, all of us at Coral Gables Counseling Center wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best for the New Year!

Happy Holidays!

What can you do today to end up at the summit on New Year’s Day instead of at the bottom of the mountain?
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