Hi all! I hope that you had a great Monday. I started the day very tired and wondering when my next vacation day would occur. Unfortunately, after counting my days I figured out that I had used up all my vacay days. Ugh! Luckily, we have a few holidays coming up. Paired with some creative planning for weekends, I think that I will be able to make the next few weeks restful and relaxing.
Are you wondering how I plan to accomplish this? So, am I. But I am hopeful. I will look to the things that recharge and excite me. And mix this up with a little R&R. So, I'll be spending time catching up with friends, going to movies, checking out new museum exhibits, attending yoga and Pilates classes. In a word, I will do all the things that I enjoy and none of the things that feel like a chore! I will watch TV shows that I enjoy, cook, smell the roses and reconnect with people who are important to me. While I do these things now to some extent, I feel a little disconnected and I want to be proactive and intentional as we move into the holiday season. Usually this time of the year is so overwhelming for me, that I end up heading for the hills and hiding away. This is followed by recriminations and sadness over missed opportunities to connect with loved ones.
So I challenge you to recharge yourself now. Make a plan now to keep yourself grounded during the holiday season and plan to enjoy this magical time of the year. I am secretly hoping that by doing these things, I'll also stay healthy. Please share how you stay centered and less frantic during the holiday season.