How to make the most of your Crimbo limbo

Making the most during ‘Crimbo Limbo’

It’s that time between Christmas (Crimbo) and New Year where you get time to draw breath and start to think forward in readiness for what’s to come. Allowing things to settle, physically and mentally after the first part of the festivities. You may well be feeling a little lost or unoccupied at this time which is not surprising, you may have followed a form of ritual during the last few days knowing where and when you should be and with who, doing what. Then there’s this time, now, almost suspended in limbo after ‘Crimbo’ and before New Year. Some of us go back to work depending upon when Christmas and New Year fall and notice it can feel different from the ‘norm’. Some of us are off on leave and want to make the most of our time. 

It may feel emotional, perhaps over analysing what we should be doing or have already done which can add unwanted additional pressure. Question is how to spend this time in the most resourceful way for you and progress through it effortlessly and easily? There may be opportunities to do different and explore, start new routines, continue existing ones, continue within the busyness of family or just be and enjoy the now, grounding. When we can carve out some ‘me time’, it can be of value to spend that time reflecting upon the past, present and what we want from the next year. So, for those who wish to invest a little time, here are a few guided questions to aid your thinking and get you going:

Last 12 months before Chrimbo

What specifically were your wins from the last 12 months? (Whatever size or quantity) What have you learned about yourself? What surprised or excited you most? What made you happiest (in yourself)?


Where are you now? What are your feelings about being here in now? Is this a place you find yourself residing or wanting to move on? (be honest with yourself!) If residing, what will enhance your experience further? If moving on, what will it take to take that first small step forward?


What are your outcomes for the next year? By achieving your outcomes, where can this take you?

How will you know you have succeeded? How will you celebrate your success? What will you say to yourself at the end of December next year looking back to now when you first thought about these questions? During our training programmes we set goals using the brains’ reticular activating system (RAS) when planning our future, setting goals consciously in order for the mind to chase the goals unconsciously. This enables us to become more aware of opportunities to take which moves us forward towards success that we might otherwise have been unaware of.

Curious and want to find out more?  Join me on our next in person half day workshop Accelerate Your Growth on January 19th 2024 or check out our latest programmes

If you want to get into NLP then we offer Practitioner and Master Practitioner Training (including certifications in NLP Coach, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis)  and enhance your coaching services further, get in touch for a chat on suitable development. If you would like to work on making the next year exceptional with personal development coaching, then get in touch with us for an exploratory conversation.

Share this article:

Rod Hahlo

Rod is a Trainer of NLP and Personal Development Master Coach, based in Bolton, Lancashire.

Found our resources useful?

Subscribe for updates. Privacy policy