For most people the beginning of a New Year brings inspiration. But not for me this year. Lord knows I tried. I chalked it up to burnout ~ doesn't everyone have burnout at this point. But January and February were all about rest. And then I felt a shift in the universe. Yes – it seems to be all about March. I'm 9 or 10 months away from retirement, well from Corporate America, I'm just not the retiring type. I always need lots of projects. I can't even do one project at a time.
So what do I have planned for the next 9-10 months? Yes recover from burnout, finish cleaning out those things in my apartment that are not moving on to my next adventure, and moving on to my next adventure! It does sound like a lot but I'm a master multi-tasker.
So here is the start of my March Habit and Mood Tracker. I love these doodle planners by amandarachlee. They are inspiring, colorful with the right pens, and a peaceful meditation all in one. I decided to ask my body what it needs to recover from these last two frightful years. While peacefully coloring in all the hanging baskets at the beginning of the March planner pages I received an interesting download of 9 items: some physical, clearly what the body wants (water/sleep) and doesn't want (processed food/sugar), some related to my business, and some in the clearing out department.
Wow March 1st really rocked. A solid 7 hours of sleep, no processed snacks, 3 liters of water, an upper body workout in the free weight room in my building, I pulled out the first box of papers that are getting shredded, and now off to do some energy medicine. Oh yes and I worked 8 hours at my day job.
Then it occurred to me. While resting in January the place I've had my eye on for retirement living starting renting apartments. I had the best phone chat with someone there and I now know where and approximately when I'm moving. How nice to have a floor plan so you can really decide what is moving. Wait I did all that while resting in the month of January?
Easy and effortless is my new mantra!!