‘Tis the season to be stressed and overwhelmed.
As much as I love the holidays, I tend to feel buried in obligations and lists instead of feeling carefree and joyful. If I had my way, I’d throw a party and invite all my friends and that would be our gift to each other- being together. Because who needs more stuff? Sure, I like stuff as much as the next person but I treasure TIME with the people I love. Time seems so fleeting and precious. A long, long time ago (okay 4 years) I threw a Friendship Feast and invited my nears and dears. It was the best Christmas celebration I can recall even though they totally broke the no gifts rule and bought me the computer I am using to type this blog post. It’s harder nowadays to throw such a Feast with many of my friends spread across the States (and beyond).But if I had my way, we’d all be together in one room laughing and toasting to the love between us, to our pasts that shaped us and our bright futures ripe with possibility. We’d be together. Simple as that.
Meanwhile in reality land my time seems usurped by meetings and work and more work. I’ve let working out take a back burner and can’t seem to find my mojo (help?). The weather isn’t helping- gloomy gray skies and the darkness blanketing us by 4:30pm. Why can’t I jump back into my work outs when I KNOW that they are the one thing that can help me survive the winter blues? Will someone please kick my ass (lovingly)? I’ve been trying to motivate myself but it’s turning into self-flagellation and we’re getting nowhere quick.
Prioritize what’s important to you.
I keep saying this to myself because I say I want to be doing certain things and yet my time seems monopolized by everything but the things on my priority list. What gives with that? If I had my way I’d work less, work out more, and spend more time with loved ones. Why is balancing life such a challenge? How do you do it?