For the New Year:
- a year of uncluttering. Too much clutter affects the brain in a negative way. It restricts your ability to focus, and limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter is great to distract you from things you don’t really want to do, but it’s also a great distractor from things you really really want to do, which is not good. So this year, the whole house is getting a good cleaning, especially my crafty room. I had a difficult time this year going in there and feeling motivated to actually do something, because I had too much clutter and things and projects that I thought I would do, but just never did. What I’m not using will be donated, to make room for the stuff that I will use.
- speaking of cleaning – more incense. We have 4 dogs and 2 cats fer cryin’ out loud. As much as we vacuum and wash, I don’t want the house smelling like a petting zoo.
- 15 minutes of my craft every day. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but in our busy lives, that can mean the difference between sanity and creativity and fun, and delusional boredom. I choose the former.
- more exercise. I choose 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Whether that’s bike riding, yoga, barre class, or some video on youtube, that’s what I’m gonna do. I used to take ballet class for years, at least 3x a week for 1.5 hours each class. It sounds exhausting, but after you’ve been doing it for awhile, it’s every day and normal. I never felt more calm and balanced in all my life, and I slept great. I miss that. I need that. Without exercise I am sluggish, cranky, irritable, and my sleep isn’t the greatest. It’s gonna be a slow start, but I am so ready for it.
I am also so ready for a new year. This past year has just been crap for me, in many ways, and I am so glad to start new. I know I don’t need a new year to start new, but there is something about closure of one year and the start of another that has a bit of optimism to it.
so what’s in store for you this year?