Winter Update #3
For 2+ months I kept on target with my Winter Wellness goals, except for baking — but the last few weeks have been a bit tougher as my ‘big project’ deadline nears (April 1).
- Step into some fresh air – no matter how cold it is outside – Most days!
- Go for a walk/ride every day the sun shines, even if very short – Missed about half. all.
- Don’t rush into my work day – rise at least an hour before my first client call – Late nights meant late morning rising. A few times I barely skimmed 10 minutes before my morning calls started.
- Listen to music while doing kitchen chores – Still a yes!
- Spend 20 minutes-a-day on a jigsaw puzzle – missed two days – and noticed. But transitioning from this into ‘spring’ activities – see list below.
- Read fiction 3-4 times a week – nope but lots of non-fiction to support the project. Did finish reading one novel!
- Enjoy a daily cup of tea – away from all electronics – hit and miss.
- Bake weekly – tapping into one of my first loves – postponed until post-project offers more time – that said, the ‘baking bug’ may have passed. We’ll see how spring goes.
Spring Wellness Bucket List
- Transition back into my 3-season porch office space.
- Transition morning 20-min jigsaw puzzle, SAD lamp, and meditation music routine to meditative journalling in my 3-season porch office with a cup of tea.
- Beginning April 1, rise with the sunlight hour in the morning.
- Walk/bike to run errands not REQUIRING a car because of ‘load’, distance (beyond about 5 miles one way) or scheduling location conflicts.
- Push my ‘work destination’ venues to be increasingly further points from home – aim to increase from 2-4 mile roundtrip to consistent 10-12 mile roundtrip.
- Carry a coloring book in my bike bags – for ‘relaxation’ breaks during workday instead of ‘social media’ sprints.
- Transition jigsaw puzzle to evening downtime with hubby in front of tv (not that he’ll join me in puzzling) – to reduce late night computer use. Can I close my computer by 10 pm?
I love to watch Chicago come alive during Spring. Do you enjoy transitioning to more activity at this time of year?