Today is the first day of the Year of the Fire Rooster. This is especially exciting to me because I am a Rooster. Ba-kawk! It also gives me another opportunity for a New Year’s post. I haven’t posted anything since before Christmas because I was on vacation, and then got sick, and then became very busy trying to get back into the swing of things.
January hasn’t ended yet, and it seems like my calendar is already packed to the gills – places to go, things to do, people to see, bills to pay. Recently, Minecraft told me about how this school year seems to be flying by faster than any other school year. He couldn’t believe that it was already Christmas and his birthday is just around the corner now. I told him that the first time I had that feeling was in the 4th grade. Every year since then has seemed to go by faster than the year before.
I haven’t made any real resolutions this year because I am constantly battling with my health and constantly trying to figure out how to put more than 24 hours into the day. I did sign up for the Run The Year 2017 challenge with Cathy. I’m trying to be more active for the sake of my health. I’m sick so much of the time, but I don’t want to sit around when I’m not too sick to be active. I’m hoping that will help me feel better more often so that I can enjoy more time with friends and family. I also learned over the holidays that I tend to be GO-GO-GO!!! one day and then need to rest the next day (or two) to recover. If I do that, I don’t seem to get sick quite as easily. If I’m not sick as often, then I’ll have more time to enjoy with my friends and family. It’s the closest solution I’ve found to putting more hours into the day.
I wish that I were healthy, that I could just wake up, work out, go to work, eat healthy, take some vitamins, and call it a day. I’m tired of beating myself up over the fact that I’m not like that, though. I recently signed up for some newsletters and videos from Dr. Christiane Northrup where she talks about accepting your limitations and the signals your body gives you. If your body tells you something, then you should listen. It doesn’t mean that you’re weak or flawed, and acting on those signals will make you healthier and happier in the long run. I felt like that was The Universe telling me that I’m getting on the right track with self-care (finally).
Since I am a Rooster, this year is supposed to be unlucky for me. I’m just going to ignore that and try to wear red socks when I work out and red PJs when I’m recovering. If anyone has any better ideas, please let me know, especially if they involve getting more sleep or eating more cookies.