Put Your Responsibilities on Hold

How can I put my responsibilities on hold?

One of my favorite childhood memories is when I asked my mom if I could stay home from school when I wasn’t sick—and she said, “Yes”!

These days, there’s something very enticing about letting go of the to-do list for a day. For me, I like not answering the phone, letting go of emails, and basically taking a technology day off. Your idea of putting responsibilities on hold may include watching football all day, spending a day playing golf, or going to the spa.

Let’s face it, there’s a reason the Sabbath was invented. Regardless of how you choose to replenish yourself, do take the time. The chores will still be there when you’re ready. Before you know it, you’ll be asking:

How can I face my responsibilities today?

state marching band championshipsI took this photo after spending all day and all night at the Colorado state high school marching band festival. Talk about putting responsibilities on hold!


  1. List 5 things you can do to replenish yourself.
  2. If it has been longer than 7 days since you’ve put your responsibilities on hold, schedule a day to do so and let us know how it goes!

Create a New Beginning

Have you thought about your goals for 2012? Are you ready to create a new beginning? It’s easy to say, “I want to be happy” or “I want to earn more money.” So what and why? What does that mean? How would you know if you were any happier? How much money do you want to make? On what do you want to spend that extra money?

The message for this blog is simple: what do you want, and how are you going to make it happen? At CalmUp®, our vision is to promote inner peace and self-fulfillment so that you can have more energy, live a genuine life, and spread all that joy to those around you.  How can CalmUp® help to transform you into the person you aspire to be if you don’t know the direction in which you’re heading?

I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful program for defining and tracking your goals for the year. It’s called Culture Counts and was developed by Whitney Walpole, a professional leadership coach. I was introduced to Whitney’s program a couple years ago when I was working to get CalmUp® off the ground. I don’t know of any better program for defining and achieving what you want.