Occasionally during the Holidays, we are so concerned with gifts, shopping, baking, crafting, parties, and decorating that we forget the most important task… taking care of ourselves. Multi-tasking and eating are what my Holidays typically consist of. However, this year is different. I’ve managed to exercise almost daily, journal, meditate, eat a healthy diet, enjoy time with friends and family, rest, and attend my support groups. I know… this sounds crazy. But, all it takes is a plan.
Each week I open up my calendar – if you are reading this blog, chances are your iPad, laptop, or phone has the calendar application. I allot time each day for my most important activities. I “schedule” everything from times to work, to meetings, to my yoga classes. I print the calendar and post it all over my house, so I can hold myself accountable. The past few weeks have possibly been the best I’ve had all of 2011.
By putting myself and my own recovery first, I am peaceful, grateful, and calm. I find “what is right” rather than “what is wrong.” I am able to prioritize my life, and yes, ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS.
May you all be merry and bright!
”Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world” – George Bernard Shaw