The festive period is well and truly over, and the first full week of work is completed, yet I am still finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things.
There is this nagging voice in the back of my mind, telling me to get started with all those tasks and ideas that are swimming around in my head. Then there is this other (more dominant) part of me that wants to rest, take stock of where I am now and isn't quite ready to take any leaps (or even tiny steps) towards my goals. I am mostly just enjoying spending time in the comfort of my own home.
I don't even have the urge or inclination to book a holiday, which for me is unusual. I don't know where and when I would want to go right now. Once my head is more rested, then no doubt my wanderlust will return.
But do you know what? I don't feel guilty. Yes of course there are things I could be doing but I am listening to my body and current state of mind...both of which are telling me that there is no rush to get anything done.
Taking time to recharge is important and all too often we don't do this. So I am allowing myself this time with no expectations (well except for those annoying household chores which have to be done). I am not putting any pressure on myself and I am making it a priority to relax. Although I may be a little wary about the amount of candles I burn in the name of relaxation after yesterdays incident (we will just forget that happened yes Craig?). The most important things about the small accident involving candle wax dripping onto our living room floor; I didn't burn the house down (actually the carpet didn't burn at all) and I managed to get all the wax up :-)
So far my winter hibernation hasn't been all candle burning and Netflix watching, there has also been a lot of chocolate eating...What I mean is, I have managed some productive tasks, one of which was donating and throwing out a total of 5 black sacks after sorting through my bedroom drawers and wardrobe. It's no secret that a cluttered or messy home can also clutter your mind and affect your sleep so it's no wonder I find having a clear out so therapeutic.
I don't know that my hibernating state will continue for the whole of winter but if it does then I'll let it.
Therefore this month I am keeping the to-do list short and my tea cup full.
Are you getting started on those 2016 plans yet or are you taking time to recharge?