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Wrapping up the year

20 Dec 2013 | Business Life, Happiness, Personal Productivity

It’s been a week of wrapping things up before Christmas over here.

It occurred to me that there are three things we typically wrap up at this time of the year.

Highlights and Trophies

These are the things we wrap up to celebrate.

I love how every year, despite my best efforts, my kids attack the Christmas tree with bags of enthusiasm and no finesse whatsoever. It always looks like they stuffed a shotgun full of tinsel and just fired it at the tree. You can’t miss it.

What achievements from 2013 would you choose to highlight and celebrate? What’s on your ta-da list this year?

Done and Dusted

I love the sense of completion we get when we tick things off, especially at this time of the year.

What about you? What’s done with and finished? What can you tick off the list? What are you wrapping up and leaving behind in 2013?

A project, task or chapter that you’ve brought to completion, a season you’re ready to move on from, or something that’s been holding you back that you’re ready to let go of perhaps?


Then of course we have presents. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without presents. But despite what my kids might argue, the greatest gifts we can give always come from within. A smile, an encouragement, our attention, our belief, our talents, our gifts, our passions, our vision.

What part of you do you want to give more of in 2014, to the world, or to your world – your clients, your family, your community?

And what do you want to give yourself? What qualities, skills, characteristics or spirit have you developed this year, that you want to wrap up and pack in your bag, to take with you into 2014?

Just some thoughts to leave you with as we say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are too.

What are you wrapping up to celebrate, leave behind or give? Do leave me a comment and let me know.

And if you’re subscribed to my newsletter, keep an eye out for a little treat over the 12 Days of Christmas – to inspire you as you reflect on 2013 and get ready for 2014.


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About Grace

I coach, train, write and speak on productivity. I help people adopt new ways of working and thinking about their work to replace stress, overwhelm and frustration with success, sanity and satisfaction.

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