The holiday season feels a bit like what I imagine limbo to be like – days running together, not really sure what is going to happen or what to do next. I’m definitely feeling in-between.
For example, I ordered a Passion Planner before Christmas (OK, probably not long enough before Christmas, and still…). As I said last week, I need to try something different. So I’m excited, and ready to get started… and it hasn’t arrived yet. Hopefully today or tomorrow! (I’ve been getting the tracking updates, and it cleared customs yesterday.)
There’s another huge issue that is in limbo in my personal life. Unfortunately, I am not able to discuss any of the circumstances or details in a public forum like this.
So I’ve been going back to basics. Even though I don’t have all the pieces in place, there are still things I can do to make forward progress again.
I’m meditating each morning. I know, this ought to be a given with me, right? Well, I slip once in a while. And when I slip, I forgive myself and rebuild the habit again.
I’m moving my body each day. Sometimes it’s yoga, and sometimes it is a walk in the woods. I’m not too attached to what kind of exercise I do, as long as I do something. It’s also helping my mental state (I think…).
I’m listening to self-development audios. I used to do this all the time, and I haven’t listened to any in more than a year. No wonder I feel like I didn’t get anywhere! I am in the midst of a 21 day program, and I have a couple of others lined up.
I’m writing in my journal each night before bed. Part of this is to help me log that personal life thing, part of it is to remind myself that I did actually accomplish things, or to count my blessings. And part of it is to get the stuff out of my head so I can sleep! It’s a good habit to (re)build.
I’m reading. Not just fluff fiction, though that has it’s place. My current book is A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, by Luc Ferry. I read another one of his books, The Wisdom of the Myths, some time ago and really enjoyed it. He’s got a great writing style, and I’m actually quite enjoying learning about philosophy. It’s funny, I resist going and reading, and then I start, and I don’t want to stop!
Oh, and because Spring Mysteries Festival is coming up faster than I would like to think, I’m beginning to learn lines and songs for that event.
You know, this in-between place might be really productive for me!
I’m curious, what steps are you taking to improve your life?