December is going to be an incredibly intense month! We start the month with a SUPER-full moon in Gemini with Mercury in Retrograde on December 3rd.
We will be feeling brilliant, topsy turvy and perhaps a bit schizophrenic. And things will definitely be interesting in the communications department!
Then the biggie news: Saturn moves into Capricorn on December 19 where he will be hanging out with the planet of transformation, Pluto. These two heavy hitters are going to promise us an intense, transformational, powerful and at times mega uncomfortable three years ahead.
So what to do, you ask? Take a looong ass vacation is my best answer. But we know this is not realistic. (We have Neptune in the mix as well, and Neptune loooooves fantasy. There’s no crime in dreaming!)
The most amazeball thing you can do for yourself, and HUMANITY in my humble opinion, is to take regular sabbaticals at least every quarter. Include a media cleanse as well.
I like to do my sabbaticals in Dec/Jan timeframe since it’s around my birth time. And at least two more throughout the year.
First thing, I stay OFF social-fucking media.
Second thing I decide prior to my sabbatical what my objective is. Maybe it’s a long weekend of naps, meditation, yoga, lounging around. Or I may decide to do a week or two and devote it to one of my thousands of writing projects.
Below are my top tips to plan your sabbatical from my book Return to Enchantment … which incidentally is on sale for $3.99 in the Kindle store this week!
Practice: Media Cleanse + Sabbatical
Stay off of other people’s blogs, no matter how good they are. Take time away from social media. Work from your bathtub, the beach, your backyard, your soft, comfy bed. Daydream a lot.
I know that we all need to promote our offerings and that many of us are leading Facebook groups and our own workshops/courses.
Do the best that you can to stop any habits of over-consumption; media and others’ ideas and rules are great for them, but ultimately can push you off your center.
Decide how often and how long you desire to stay off of social media, blogs and the computer.
Create a media cleanse and sabbatical that feels awesome to you and schedule it into your calendar today.
Planning Your Social Media, Blog, Online Cleanse + Sabbatical
1. How long will your media sabbatical/cleanse be? You can take half days, whole days, weeks or months. You decide.
2. Choose the dates and mark them in your calendar.
3.What and whom do you plan to avoid, ignore and release over that time? Make a list and your own set of rules to follow.
Ideas: No social media, except to check in once daily to respond to friends, family, current clients and potential clients; check email no more than twice per day; turn off the cell phone for part of the day; turn on invisibility mode in Skype and let clients know they can contact you after lunchtime.
4. Prepare for your sabbatical by setting up marketing with Hootsuite. Inform anyone who may need to reach you during this period (family, friends and clients) that you’ll get back to them at the time you’ve set aside for appointments. Put an autoresponder in place.
Seriously, just do it. You’ll be so grateful that you did.
One thing my Dad taught me (besides how to awesomely drop F-Bombs during an awards acceptance speech) was that you never get back lost time. Use your time, don’t fritter it away. Plus, I suspect with Saturn (aka Kronos or Father Time) around you will feel more inclined to protect your precious time and use it wisely.
Deeply … passionately + pleasurably yours,
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About Kris Seraphine-Oster, Ph.D
Kris is a brand strategist and marketing copywriter that coaches creative and spiritually-minded entrepreneurs who are determined to find more meaning, magic AND profit in their businesses.
She was a once a corporate marketing director and lead website developer for some pretty big names, including Citrix Online, E! Entertainment Television, Disney, ABC, Paramount Pictures. She even made her employer $1 million with a single e-newsletter once.
But, like you, she heard the siren’s call and decided to pursue a life of pleasure, doing what she loves.
She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs create a business and livelihood that feels otherworldly … seductive … enthralling … and totally pleasure-soaked.
When Kris isn’t working, you can find her priestessing rituals, writing mermaid erotica, dancing Indian classical and fusion styles, playing her congas, or frolicking in the surf with her 10-year old girl.