January 12, 2016
Things have been such a blur for me so far this year. I don’t know if that’s a result of over-loading myself or if it’s just the nature of time for this stage of life. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe, God thinks quite a lot of his own sense of humor and likes hitting the fast-forward button on us from time to time.
I’m not a big ‘resolution’ guy. Maybe it’s the cynicism, but it always seems like hinging the success of an entire calendar year on rash decisions made right after Christmas, in the middle of winter (“proven” to be a depressing time) is a recipe for disaster. I’ll usually, and this IS the cynicism talking, set a few reachable goals for January and if I’m still thinking about them in June, I’ll feel pretty good. If I accomplish them by November, I’ll reward myself and take December off. Heck, I’ll take December off anyway, just as a participation prize.
All this and I’m thinking that one of these year’s I need to do the opposite of adding to the list… One of these year’s I need to make a different kind of resolution. Instead of putting more on myself, I need to actively participate in the shedding of weight (in SO many ways.) A diet would certainly help. Fewer obligations would leave more time and room to celebrate moments with my family, friends and co-workers. A less-full schedule would give more room for personal growth, more intimate relationships and the always-needed down time.
My life could be much, much simpler. And I’m not even the busiest person I know.
How can you simplify? Or if you have, please tell me your secrets!!