It’s OK to take a Break


It has been a little quiet over here on the Vickery and Co blog the last few weeks. My instinct was to say “Sorry!” for that, but truthfully, I am not sorry. I have been knee-deep into the final development stages for my Chaos to Clarity Course (and it is amazing, I must admit!). In addition to that, I am still a mom of four and have clients to service.


So why am I bothering to share all of this with you in a blog post? Because it is a busy time of year for everyone. I am willing to bet each of you reading this feels a little overwhelmed, under-appreciated and just plain exhausted at least some of the time. The holidays can do that to you. Here in Chicago, the cold weather does it to me as well!


Here is the gift in all of this … It is OK to take a break sometimes so you can focus wholly on other things. I love my little blog. I love teaching and sharing with all of you. I love motivating people to get up off their ass and make magic happen — but the truth is, I can do that in a lot of different ways and a few weeks away from this blog won’t hurt anyone!


I also took time off to celebrate my birthday, my daughter’s birthday, and my partner’s birthday. These things are important to me. They are a serious form of self-care and they make me better. I am a better coach, teacher, and parent when I take time out and do things for myself and my family. These are lessons I hope each of you will take firmly in hand and implement this holiday season. Take care of yourself. Set some things aside – and do it unapologetically. They will be there when you are ready to come back.


Besides, I am creating some really great stuff with this audio course. I am spending countless hours designing something that I know will make a difference in the lives of those that join me on the journey.


What do you need to set aside for a little bit so you can focus on a different project? How are you practicing self-care during this busy time of year? Share your thoughts with me via emailFacebookInstagram, or Twitter. I love hearing from you and even things may be quiet for a few weeks on the blog, I promise to resend to each and every one of you. You are my tribe. You make me better!

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Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.