Let’s just be honest, I haven’t kept up with a single one of my new year’s projects, at least not consistently. Granted, I knew this would happen, but I would like to know I’m not alone in dropping the ball. So don’t you dare comment if you’ve kept up with all your resolutions and whatnot. :) I’m kidding, comment away, maybe it’ll inspire me. But if you too, have dropped the ball, you’re my new best friend.
I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s that dormant period that happens just before Spring really kicks in, but I’ve been giving myself permission to be lazier with my free time. And by lazier, I mean, going with the flow rather than hacking away at my schedule until it’s in shreds. I think I’m still panning the gold, so to speak, with re-prioritizing and simplifying and whatnot.
My arms are whisking the muck around, letting the gravel float away, while the heavier-real stuff settles to the bottom. And I’m finding it varies from day to day, which is sometimes difficult for this OCD personality of mine. I’d love to arrive at a conclusion, a set list of solid “yes” and “no’s” for our lives, but lately, each day is requiring more flexibility than I’m used to.
So I’m allowing myself a little breathing room when it comes to the pockets of free time I get. No self imposed pressures to do this or that, just slowing down a little and doing things like a spur of the moment dinner with agirlfriend or baking cookies from scratch (sounds so Martha Stewart and fancy, but for perspective, you should know I literally ate them all myself. Like a rabid cookie monster. Did I mention…classy?)
Do you end up petering out on your new year commitments? Do you pick them back up throughout the year or stop completely?