Make Your December More — By Making It Less (Productive Flourishing Pulse #461)
Take time to reflect, be present, and anticipate
As we’ve been talking as a team about December, it’s been interesting to see some trends or themes emerge. You’ve been hearing me and the team beat the drum about things like:
Less presents, more presence
Fewer overall projects, more focus on the few that are most important
Less catching up on work, more catching up on rest
At its core — when you get past the rampant consumerism of the holidays — December is less about “adding new” and more about reflecting on what was, being present to what is, and anticipating what’s to come.
I’m going to keep today’s Pulse shorter and share some links on those themes:
Reflecting on what was: You Are Not Your Past is a great place to start. If you want to go deeper on this one, the Annual Reflection Mini-Guide (see below 👇) can help.
Anticipating what’s to come: Maghan’s Making Progress Towards your Goals & Dreams Quarter by Quarter is helpful to start shaping the year. A quarter is long enough that it can hold some substantial projects, but not so long that it gets away from us.
So many of the resources we share — from the Annual Reflection Mini-Guide, to the Momentum Planning E-Course, to even the Action Item Catcher and Productivity Jumpstarter — are designed to help with all three of the above. I’m excited that we get to roll out even more resources next year.
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Reads and Seeds
I'm pausing Reads and Seeds for a couple weeks, since I’m taking some time off for the holidays (eating my own cooking). I’ll be back with new recommendations in the new year.