As some of you might know, I launched a 101 Things in 1095 Days on October 31, 2018 – focusing primarily on my professional and writing life. In that spirit, when Christie Hawkes at So What? Now What? mentioned the Seasonal Link Up she participates in – I thought I’d join in.
I wanted these seasonal goals to focus on season-specific wellness – particularly to thrive in what can often be filled with ‘winter blues’.
- Step into some fresh air – no matter how cold it is outside
- Can you say Polar Vortex? The fresh air managed to get inside – LOL. I hunkered down for the most extreme 36 hours.
- Go for a walk/ride every day the sun shines, even if very short
- Except for a three-day stretch where I was fighting a cold, I’ve still ventured out for quick bike rides or walks. I’m fortunate to live within 2 miles of about 6 Starbucks, a library, the bank, and several grocery stores. And I’ve continued my ‘work venue destinations’ I began in the summer – targeting a walking distance Starbucks to get out of the house for a few hours.
- Don’t rush into my work day – rise at least an hour before my first client call
- Still on track here: Meditation music, a sun lamp and jigsaw puzzles to welcome my day.
- Listen to music while doing kitchen chores
- My husband has been handling kitchen duty most days!
- Spend 20 minutes-a-day on a jigsaw puzzle (See above)
- Read fiction 3-4 times a week – I’ve gotten in at least two days of fiction reading in each of the last few weeks. I’ve also read MANY nonfiction books. Enjoyed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.
- Enjoy a daily cup of tea – away from all electronics – sometimes during my morning routine, other times with my fiction reading.
- Bake weekly – tapping into one of my first loves – still trying to finish my book project and a huge client project before digging into weekly baking. This will need to move to my Spring list.
Despite the cold and dark of the winter, I’m proud of myself for staying focused on taking care of myself and connecting with nature this winter.
Thanks for joining me on the journey.