Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful NYE. I had planned to spend mine with J and friends, but ended up cancelling at the last minute (I’m a super jerk, I know) and ringing in the new year by taking some quiet time for myself at home. It was the best call I could have made, and for the first time in months I was able to set aside my worries, have a good think, and reflect on what is going on in my life right now.
Focusing on Self-Care
I mentioned in my last post that the end of the year saw me a little worse for wear. Over the past few days I’ve been focusing very intently on self-care, and have identified some habits I can build and steps I can take over the coming months that I think will leave me feeling much better, both now and long term. I haven’t paid this much attention to my well-being in a long time, and it feels fantastic to be doing so now.
Saying Goodbye to Facebook
After a great deal of thought, I decided over the weekend to deactivate my Facebook account for a while. Mostly I’m just curious to see what “life after Facebook” is like, but to be honest I just haven’t been feeling great about it lately. I might return sometime in the future (I really do like using it to plan and stay on top of events), or I might not. For now, I’m just happy to redistribute my Facebook time to other activities. Who knows, maybe I’ll actually spend time with people in real life! Or I’ll become particularly obsessed with LinkedIn and Instagram, the only two remaining social networks that I visit with any kind of frequency. I guess time will tell.
So that’s where things are at. Despite still being a little under the weather, as I write this I’m really looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow with a clearer head and better developed sense of direction. It’s going to be a great year.
How much do you focus on self-care, and what does that mean for you?