|"The Fairest" - oil painting by Nicole J. Butler*|
We're into February already, but here I am, writing about resolutions. What gives?
I don't really do New Year's Resolutions, but I can't deny that the end of the year seems like a natural time to wind down and take stock of things, so sometime between November and February, I go through that process. This time, my primary focus is simple:
I want to spend time doing more of what I want, and less of what I don't want. Simple, right? Yep. But "simple" is not the same as "easy."
My day often gets hijacked by minutiae (I suspect that this happens to many of us), and many of the things that I find most important fall by the wayside, or I end up cramming them into less time than I need. I'm really working to turn that around. Now that I'm back in acting class (and meeting with scene partners), there's even MORE of a need to budget my time in a way that feeds my spirit, instead of leaving me tired (exhausted, really), and depleted.
In 2013, every single day, I will make sure I do at least one thing that supports my health (mental or physical), my career, or my personal relationships. On most days I would love to do all 3, but I know that won't always happen, 1 a day, every day, is do-able.
In short, this year is about cultivating a practice of self-care, and I'm posting it here, because I want to be able to look back at this post in months to come and see marked differences for the better- physically, mentally, career-wise, and in my interpersonal relationships.