‘Tis the season to be jolly… and out partying every night with “friends” who must catch up with you before the end of 2019 and the ubiquitous work Christmas “do”.

However, it is also the time of year when we are most likely to be exhausted and ready for a break, with many of my coaching clients experiencing their busiest quarter of the year, in terms of output and results – not to mention the dreaded annual Performance Review.

I have written previously about the brain-friendly importance of focusing on success and gratitude, reversing the Advent Calendar to focus on giving, however, traditionally December is also a time of reflection and for considering change for the forthcoming year.

To support and challenge you in doing this, you can find some powerful coaching questions to help review 2019 here.

When you have spread copious festive cheer and envisaged your ideal start to the next decade, there is always decluttering to enjoy, so that you confidently bring in the new in 2020.

Next month, I will be celebrating 16 years since my first clients hired me and in my experience, clearing out what no longer serves you is a powerful and symbolic (and often overlooked brain-friendly peak performance) behaviour that indicates that you are serious about making changes in your life.

However, before you think about doing any of that, perhaps the most brain-friendly thing that you can do is relax, enjoy the holiday and indulge in your favourite seasonal chocolate and festive film.

Merry Christmas!