… don’t you love entering
that 3rd week of January?
I remember my high school varsity
dance coachtelling our team it only took
three weeks to form habits.
We’d dream, strategize & then press hard
for three weeks.
And in her wisdom, she often reminded us
how much progress we were making
in three week increments.
We’d dream, strategize & press in…
again & again.
So, yes, we’re here -still daring to dance –
the third week of January 2018…
a time to check in & see… if those
New Year’s Resolves are rooting
into healthy sustainable habits while
not becoming forgotten aims or rigorous ruts.
One of the lessons I’ve learned
during down time (like this last year &
all those weeks on bedrest with babies)
is how easily I can rut into routine.
Don’t get me wrong…
I still love me a hard core skeleton schedule
from which I operate most days… but,
I must remain fluid to daily flexibility,
changing seasons & expanding opportunities.
Just as I’m gaining physical strength
from last year’s health hurdle,
my husband’s working hours
have significantly shifted into overdrive.
So, while I miss our more consistent conversation
& connection, my days are presently
filled with sustaining resolve in several
specific areas, including simplifying &
strategizing my own next steps
with my students, my projects,
my community … my ability to-do
is almost back to pre-pain & surgery status …
I’m so very thankful
for this third week of January
to see strength building,
& fresh habits honing.
And I’m thankful for the sun’s bookend reminder
… to pause …
… to consider the possibilities
at dawn & the progress at dusk…
just like that third week in January, right?
•Where’s your resolve this week?•
#newyearsresolution #january #mondaymotivation