My goal for the next seven days? To decompress and start routines where I am taking care of my body, my soul, my family & friends, and my creative side. This means getting enough sleep and creating rhythms where my evenings are blissfully full of time with friends, cooking, exercise, writing and other activities that make my heart go pitter pat. I need this so, when I start my new job at the mutual fund data company a week from Monday, I'm compelled to ONLY be at work when I need to be at work, and not a minute more.
These are my intentions:
To take care of my body:
- Go to sleep at a reasonable hour every night, planning to be up between 6:30 and 7:00 each morning (instead of my typical 4:30-5:00 wake up time).
- Be caffeinated, showered and fed by 8:00 or so, which I'm hoping will be my typical "leave for work" time at the new job.
- Make a high protein veggie smoothie for breakfast at least three of the weekdays; prep smoothie packets for the freezer.
- Try at least two new healthy and delicious recipes (sorry BMG).
To take care of my soul:
- Find at least one class to begin taking in the evening. In an ideal world I'd find a weekly danskinetics class. I'll settle for meditation, qi gong or tai chi.
- Have an energy session with Donnamarie Steffano at Amethyst Chiropractic.
To take care of my family:
- Plan a Christmas trip to NYC to enjoy the sites and visit with gal pal Suzy Burstein.
- Finish making Thanksgiving and Christmas plans to visit my family in NYC.
To take care of my creative side:
- Cross a couple of Christmas crafts off my "to do" list well in advance of the Christmas season starting.
- Do a decoupage project in the bathroom.
- Blog at least three mornings a week.
- Finish setting up the website for a creative project I'm doing with BMG.
- Schedule at least three interviews for a creative project I'm doing with BMG.
I also want to finish cleaning the yard for autumn, including one major dump run.
I tend to have a "to do" list that is bigger than my capacities. Think I'll check back in on Friday night to see how far I got with my intentions.
If you had a week to restore balance in your life (presuming you needed to restore balance), what would YOU do?