Saturday So What. Let’s put in practice what we discussed yesterday, specifically. Let’s course correct. Let’s re-route. And in more than one area of my life.
WHAT WORKED THIS WEEK:
Time with and shared love between my sisters “worked” this week. Organizing my responsibilities at church “worked” this week. Staying patient with the children “worked” this week. I enjoyed a peaceful and gratitude-filled Christmas week. That “worked” for me. Also (drum roll) we now have no children sleeping in our bedroom! I think we had a couple years in London when we didn’t have anyone sharing our room with us. And our first year back from London, before Julia was born. Otherwise, I think, we have had at least one of the children in our bedroom since we brought Ella home from the hospital over a decade ago. Julia isn’t crazy about the change. She is going through a bit of an identity crisis. Who am I? Where do I belong? You know. But … it is “working”.
WHAT DIDN’T WORK THIS WEEK:
Getting sleep. Eating healthful and energizing foods. Using my urge jar to allow my thoughts, sit with my thoughts, be curious about my thoughts. These intentions that I’d set for myself before – habits and practices that were serving me well before – unfortunately didn’t follow me into the holiday week.
HOW WILL IT BE DIFFERENT NEXT WEEK:
I will take a shower tonight. I will gently wash away any stress that stems from these areas in which I fell short this week. Then I will course correct. I will get back on the road that leads to the destination of my choice.
Also, I want to move toward my fears. Not away – I have been moving away, distancing myself from the relationships and experiences and emotions I fear. I am ready to course correct. Remember:
“If you aren’t experiencing fear and you’re not having to use courage, you aren’t asking enough of yourself.”