It’s easy to be caught up in the relentless “doing” that constitutes our personal and working lives. When we get to our desks each morning, we “do” things all day and more often than not at this time of year, we are already thinking ahead to the New Year and all that must be planned for, all that must be done. Yet how often do we sit long enough to acknowledge what we, and others, have achieved through the year? We can so easily become “human doings” and not “human beings” – and lose sight of what we already have or not see it for what it is. So, when you can, take stock of your personal and working life and notice with gratitude what you have and what you have achieved this year – then do your thinking and planning for the New Year, not before.