The week between Christmas and New Year is historically focused on family, not business. Plenty of business gets done, but staffing and intensity levels are reduced.
We all need time to unwind, decompress, chill out or simply relax.
It seems that many of us make ourselves available 7 days a week, 16-24 hours a day. Our bosses, clients, business partners, employees, etc. expect us to be at their disposal all the time.
In many cases, we do it to ourselves. Mobile devices make it so easy to stay in touch and always be available.
Take advantage of the lull. Conduct a personal retrospective. Create a plan for 2011. You’ll enter the new year stronger, energized and confident.