With all the hoopla and aftermath of the holiday season is there anyone out there feeling like me-tired?
As wonderful as this time of the year is, it can also come with some overzealous emotion, dreadful exhaustion and trepidation about the start of a new year.
When I am experiencing these feelings I know that is a red flag warning me to refresh, reset and restore. They are triggers prompting me to stop, slow down and get back to the basics. My basics are simple and require me to be just a tad selfish so I can have time to care for me— emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.
It means crossing off anything on my to-do list that is not critical so I can focus my time and energy on the source of my strength-God, spend time reflecting on all I have to be thankful for and that which gives me joy.
Getting back to the basics is about engaging in activities that will rejuvenate you and revitalize your energy. It is looking within to purge stinking thinking, while also connecting with your creator to find peace and meditate on what is true, honorable and possible.
It may mean doing what I was doing at the moment of drafting this blog post–hanging out at the spa alone, enjoying various hot saunas perfect for soothing and invigorating the mind and spirit.
We live in a world of constant movement, we are always on the go, busy managing our lives and the lives of others. We are often more giving to others than we are to ourselves and whatever free time we do have it is consumed by the latest technology gadget or reality show. Bottom line, juggling to keep it all together is exhausting and stressful, so if you are feeling tired, weary, stressed-out or even apprehensive about the pressures of a new year, please take some time to do you.
If you’re a mom, dial up a sitter. Working? Leave the office early. Your significant other wants to hang out? Tell them another day is better. Someone in your family needs a favor? Let them know they will have to wait. Cut off the electronics and get back to the basics. You deserve that and you will be a better version of you, for you, and those around you.
For more ideas on how to restore, refresh and reset, check out one of my blog post written in 2012 titled: More Time for You: In Search of Personal Moments of Joy. I challenge you to try out the four steps I suggest as a way to help you find restoration and rejuvenation.
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All the best,