New Year’s Resolution: Take care of me.
My New Year’s resolution this year sounds simple. Take care of myself. However, this is not always an easy task. I am fortunate to work for an employer who values health, both mental and physical. We have the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off from work. I was able to spend time with my family, rest a bit, binge watch The Man in the High Castle and exercise almost every day. It was wonderful.
Of course, now that the legislature is back in session and I have 3 (!) public hearings scheduled for next week, it is hard to hold on to the time for myself. I have testimony to write and seemingly endless meetings. It will take more than simple will to make sure I am rested, eating well and exercising. It will take diligence.
When my alarm went off at 5:45 this morning so that I could haul myself out of the house into the dark cold to go to yoga, it was easy to hit snooze. However, I didn’t (ok, I did once, but then got right up). I had Yoda running through my head in a continuous loop: "Do or do not. There is no try."
So, this morning it was Yoda for Yoga. Tomorrow I will have to find another mantra. Do any of you have one I can use? If so, let me know!
Becky.Smith@Heart.org. I will need all the help I can get.