Work More Powerfully and Rest More Deliciously

Whew – the Holiday Season is over…and as we reflect and share our experiences, I find that time and again people are saying how much they enjoyed the cold snap/deep freeze that we experienced over the Christmas season.  What??  Enjoyed?

A crazy thought, I know…but there is a common theme.  It was so bitterly cold, most of us stayed inside – it gave us “permission” to stop, rest, curl up with a book, stay in our PJ’s, binge-watch on Netflix.  These stories were told with such glee, such reverence … “I did nothing…”  We gave ourselves permission to just goof off.

And if we really think about it – it is an indication of how much we recognize that somewhere along the way we lost the natural rhythm of our lives. We can work full-out, and get focused on accomplishing our new resolutions – but “rest” does not usually factor on that list. We’ve had our natural rhythms disrupted by a culture that praises us for working continuously, and makes us ashamed or embarrassed of the need to rest.

So as the new year begins, perhaps make a promise to yourself that you will re-visit this delicious feeling of rest. Plan it into your day, your week, your weekend. Replenish your precious energy. Of course you aren’t always able to dictate the times when the external world wants you to work or play. But by just paying attention to this you will tune you into your own best working pace. You may eventually find yourself working more powerfully and resting more deliciously.

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Catherine Munro is the Chief of Staff and Joy Facilitator at Change My Life Coaching. Catherine’s role as Chief of Staff is to give Executive Support to our CEO and COO. She is the go-to resource for the senior team to lead key corporate initiatives and to get special projects done which promote and support our corporate goals, mission and vision, as well as managing the day-to-day of the executive office. Catherine’s role as Joy Facilitator is to lead, support and articulate the culture of Change My Life Coaching and to be there for our clients, from their first initial contact and as they move through their coaching journey. You can reach her at

1 thought on “Work More Powerfully and Rest More Deliciously”

  1. Ohhh this is something I have to learn!! While everyone was enjoying their delicious rest, I painted the entire main floor of my house. I don’t find it work mind you, I do find it relaxing, so maybe the definition of “rest” is different for everyone as well.

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