We are in the transition from Christmas to the new year.
Everyone is a little off.
Children are off school.
The house is a little off after the festivities .
It’s not quite the new year, but it almost is.
The temptation to swing from the pendulum of excess – excess of food, drink, possessions – to the opposite side of minimal is present.
And so New Years resolutions proliferate our brains like so many Black Friday circulars .
Eat less, move more. More water, less wine. No more sugar. This year I’m going to get organized.
But what if we held off for a day . Or three.
The week between Christmas and the New Year is not the time to make new resolutions. It’s not the time to trot out all your insecurities and plan goals around them.
It’s time to rest . It’s time to reflect. It’s time to spend treasured time with those around you.
The garage, the 20 extra pounds, the endless paperwork..those things will still be there the second and third week of January. And if someday we magically straighten those issues out? New ones will take their place.
We can put off the things that annoy us for a week .
We’ve worked hard to get to this point.
Remember the hustle and bustle of early December?
This week is your reward. Claim it. Enjoy it. Savor it.
Don’t beat it into submission.
Enjoy the Glitz and glitter and glamour. We all know these things don’t last.
That doesn’t mean we have to ignore or push through. Temporary can be fun. Glitter has its place.