That is not a typo. You read that correctly. Yes, I meant to write, “take CURE during the holidays”. Why? Because you may be like so many during this holiday season — run down and catching bugs.

That happened to me with a vengeance just last week.

Unfortunately, I managed to pick up acute bronchitis last week. So much so, I visited the doctor … twice, the second time being in the ER. 

All under control now and almost done with it. Just a lingering cough for another little while, and I’m done. Tonight, I’m looking forward to sleeping horizontally as I’ve been staying fairly vertical in a recliner chair for almost a week. (PS: It was surprisingly comfortable!). 

All this to say … take care of yourself during this busy season.

Now is an exceptionally hectic time of year for many reasons. You are rushing to get work completed before the holiday break, making sure all the gifts and meals are planned and ready to be made. You may be getting caught in the tempest of the storm of activity surrounding you. In your attempt to be super-human, you be getting run down. 

Your body is trying to tell you something.

Whenever you get ill, your body is telling you to slow down, so listen while it’s whispering before it has to shout! Stop rushing, take some time for yourself, and nourish the only body you have. 

Take care before you have to take a cure.

You may believe, for whatever reason, that self-care is selfish. It’s not. It’s anything but. If you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of others. You can’t fill someone else’s cup if yours is empty.

My holiday wish for you.

During this busy time of year, it’s especially important to listen to your body and take time to respond. I wish for you a restful season with lots of time to recoup and recharge. 

Take care of yourself. The world needs you.

Happy holidays!

Marion Grobb Finkelstein

Marion Grobb Finkelstein helps leaders use their natural communication strengths to build resilient teams that talk.

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