As for most people, November has been a crazy month for me. It's the time of the year when we 'rush to relax' ... trying to get everything done before we collapse in a heap at the end of December.
Something that has helped me enormously over the last month is the acronym 'WIN - What's Important Now'. It's one of the most valuable things I learnt during my business course at the Barbican Training Centre.
It's so simple, and yet asking 'what's important now?' has helped me not to panic about my long and growing list of jobs to be done, and to focus on just one thing at a time. And when that 's done, to ask the question again.
It calms my mind, allowing me to let go of everything else on the list, and to inch my way, one step at a time, closer to the holidays. Three weeks to go!