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Wishes for You in 2022

Posted January 17, 2022 • Leadership • by Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D.

Dear friends,

As we enter a new year, I hope this finds you and your family, friends and colleagues healthy and well.

If you were able to find rest in 2021 and would like to build on it in 2022, or if rest escaped you and you’d like to build your rest muscles now, I hope you’ll find some inspiration from author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang‘s book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less:

“Rest is not something that the world gives us. It’s never been a gift. It’s never been something you do when you’ve finished everything else. If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it…”

If you’re anything like many of my clients, taking time to rest may be a bigger challenge than completing many other items on your to-do list. But the cold of winter is nature’s way of calling us, along with the rest of the beings in nature, to rest. My friend and colleague Erica Ariel Fox has written beautifully in her recent Forbes article about the special power of resting during winter, and of resting at this moment in history.

Rest will be required for us to navigate and build the world ahead together. Will you claim it?

Wishing you and yours freedom and rest in 2022,

Jen

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