I also feel like I've personally gone through a bit of a January thaw. After the mayhem that I called Xmas where too many people inhabited my house, too much rich food was imbibed and too many after-Xmas sales were indulged in, I spent my post-Xmas time in bed with a head cold thinking about my goal of simplification and how December blew it all out of the water. And although I don't make New Year's resolutions, I do try to learn from my mistakes.
I've probably said this before, but part of my ongoing aging process is making sure that I relax more often and talk myself out of feeling guilty because I'm not "doing". It's difficult though because at an age in life when my memory gets worse each day, I have to somehow try to find ways to remind myself to say no -- to things, to kids, to friends & family, AND to myself!
I'm trying to stop so I can access: How am I feeling; what's on the agenda; is it good for my health; how does it affect my goals. Whether it's allowing the kids to do something or the way that I eat or what I purchase, I want to be really "mindful" of it.
Well, the weather man says that our mid-winter thaw is about to end tonight and we'll head back to the deep freeze.
But I'm going to work really hard to keep my head from icing up again. I want to continue to think clearly so that I can make wiser decisions.
Aren't we supposed to grow wiser as we grow older?