Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Craziness and Healthy Habits

As the craziness of the holiday season draws to an end and the reason for the season comes to a head, I was reminded of how similar this time of year is to our healthy writer journey.

We might be planners, and have our gifts bought and wrapped by Halloween, just like we might have a solid diet plan, exercise regime and writing discipline laid out for ourselves.

Or we could be in that last minute, mile long line of shoppers paying prime dollar at the twelfth Toys R Us for the season's most popular princess baby doll that we knew three months ago our niece wanted as her most favorite present and we called dibs on. Which is very similar to the "oh man, conference is next month, I have to fast and exercise like crazy to lose thirty pounds so I can get cute new conference clothes!! In between kick boxing and spinning classes, I'll polish that partial that the editor requested last year so I can get it submitted" thinking.

And then there is all that middle ground in between. The diet plans we hope to stick with, the exercise regimes that we carry through for a few months, then drop. The stories we intended to have turned in before Thanksgiving (really, I meant to have it in early!!) and the shopping/decorating/baking/card sending/family visiting/fence mending/emotional healing we wished we'd handled a little differently this year.

Do I have a conclusion to this little epiphany? Not really *g* Mostly I came to realize that one of the healthiest things we can do is to learn to recognize our 'style' and habits, and if they aren't working for us, to come up with a workable plan to fix the them.

Which leads us nicely into the new year and all those fun new goals we get to set, right?

I hope you all have a healthy, happy and wonderful holiday!!!

1 comments:

Michelle Butler on December 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM said...

Merry Christmas, Tawny!

In an online chat I hosted at work, a coach had a great thing to say. She said it starts with knowing yourself. Then appreciate yourself. Finally, evolve yourself.

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