Happy New Year my friends and here’s hoping for better times ahead for all. Then again, we’re certainly off to a chaotic start – Covid/Omicron, the environment, Djokovic, January 6th anniversary, Betty White and Sydney Poitier passing…. Yes, definitely a fast start to the year news-wise.
As you may know, I took my first break since starting these weekend reads more than 86 weeks ago, because I needed it. With that said, it was hard!! I was reading so much amazing stuff and it felt wasteful not being able to share it with you. But it was good too, because I also took a break from reading so much news, and that is never a bad thing.
No question, I needed a big rest and I’m still not back on the horse. I started feeling absolutely exhausted in December, and it took everything to get to the end of the year, because what a year it was!
However recently, I’ve been watching lots of people posting motivational messages, encouraging people to set their goals and get ready for the year ahead. But you know what? If you’re not ready to do this yet, the world can wait a week or two. Longer if you need it.
We have ALL been going through extraordinary times and the most important thing is taking care of ourselves. Part of that care is resisting the pressure to behave in a way incongruent with how we feel right now.
So leap into the year or don’t, but neither is wrong, and please, never allow another’s ideas to make you feel like a loser or that you’re behind. I know the people who are excited for a new year do not intend for their message to land that way, but when you’re just not ready, honour it. Celebrate their enthusiasm, but don’t feel the need to follow it if it’s not you. Deal?
For me, next week is soon enough… or maybe I’ll need more time? Who knows. I’m paying attention to my mind and body at the moment, letting it lead me. Hope you’re doing the same. And if you work for a company, I hope they respect this need too.
OK let’s get stuck into the Weekend Reads!
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