Who Needs A Little Post-Busy Season Renewal, Again?
“One of the things we desperately need is a spiritual renewal in this country. We need a spiritual revival in America.” –Billy Graham
With the spring tax filing season successfully behind us, we each have an opportunity to start fresh and focus our energies on renewing our body, mind and spirit for the important tasks that lie ahead.
The concept of renewal is not only a religious or spiritual idea, but is also an organic one, born out of nature. Spring is the ultimate teacher on renewal and we have the privilege of learning from it each year. With the unfurling of new baby leaves, the emergence of the tulips and daffodils and the return of warm weather, our spirits are lifted and we can begin to imagine all of the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead.
So, what are the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead for you? Consider these post-busy season renewal activities to help you recharge your batteries, rev up your motivation engine and heal any emotional “injuries” you’ve incurred in the “battle” of busy season so that you can see and seize the possibilities in your future:
When you’ve rested, played (or planned for play) and forgiven, you’ll be ready to generate your list of exciting professional possibilities. Spring and summer are the seasons of proactivity in our profession – the time when you can develop and implement new strategies for success. Possibilities in your work life may include reorganizing your office, retooling your team, re-engaging with your partners, reconnecting with clients or realizing growth through an increase in networking, referral marketing and other business development activities. Whatever your proactive possibilities may be, write them down and establish by-when dates for each to ensure that you are able to enthusiastically make hay while the sun shines.
So, what are your immediate plans after busy season? What do you do to recharge and renew? What proactive professional activities do you envision for this spring and summer? Please share your plans and ideas so that others can benefit!
This popular post-April 15 blog from 2009 was updated and posted today because of its relevance to our many readers. Congratulations on the close of traditional busy season!