Our advice to you this holiday season: indulge a little.

The holidays are the time when we see the highest levels of stress. As an overworked CEO, partner or principal, you may be working right up to the holiday, with little time even to dash around to find last-minute gifts.

We get it. That said, the best thing you can do for your business this month is to carve out some “me” time this holiday. Relax by vegging out in front of the TV. Reconnect with friends or family over an adult beverage or two, or an extra helping of dessert.

Stepping out of the day-to-day activities of your business is one of the best ways to free your mind to see the bigger picture, and to start thinking about the strategic changes you’d like to make in 2013.

So relax, unplug and unwind. Let your mind wander, and contemplate where you’d like to be by the end of next year. We’ll catch up with you after the holidays.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!

December 19, 2012