I Choose How I Feel, and Today I Choose Happiness!
However, red ribbon and a Christmas jumper were my goals, as my daughter Iona was performing for MXM at the Actor’s Church in Covent Garden that evening, for their Christmas Concert to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Trust.
Almost as quick as Santa, and courtesy of everyone’s favourite partners John Lewis, I achieved my goals with a smile on my face! As I was walking with purpose among the crowds, enjoying the festive decorations, I smiled. It's very easy to forget to stop and pause and remember to be kind to yourself, as well as others, as you hurtle towards Christmas. I know we do this at other times of the year too, however for some reason at Christmas it seems to be worse and all sense of pragmatism goes out the window. When you are being pulled from pillar to post, it's still ok to put yourself first. Everyone should follow a good friend of mine’s view of “just saying no” (cue an ‘80’s song, I hear you say), especially before Christmas, rather than rush about trying to please everybody else.
Always “notice” what is around you; have the self-awareness to realise that even when you think you have no impact on others, you can still do so.
As Christmas approaches and 2018 draws to a close, I'd just like to thank each and every one of you for your amazing support this year.
It's very easy to forget to stop and pause and remember to be kind to yourself, as well as others, as you hurtle towards Christmas.
For years now there have been views expressed that leaders are born and not made; that someone leads and someone follows - good old leadership/followership theory in action..!
Who has some sort of device that tracks your daily steps and sleep pattern? I'm guessing that a small majority of people who will read this blog post will have one..!