Tuesday, 25 September 2012

A few autumn resolutions

Autumn is here and thus it's time for me to have a seasonal malady that I just can't shake, which tells me that I'm either overly stressed, burning the candle at both ends or just plain tuckered out.  This disappoints me as my New Year's Resolution was to chill the f*ck out in order to preserve my health and in all honesty I have. Unfortunately, sometimes life just happens anyway in all its frenetic chaos.

So, heading into the last quarter of the year.  Wait.  HOLD UP THERE.  It's NINE MONTHS since I wrote those resolutions?  Nooooooooo.   Slow down life!

Damn. I hate it when that happens.

But that's indicative too, life just tumbling on past without me noticing.  So back to that new year's resolution.  Chilling.

Now the autumn equinox has dawned and set golden and glorious, it's time to reconsider the issue of chilling.  I don't want another nine months to slide by unappreciated and blurred.  I want to crunch the autumn leaves beneath my toes.  I want to spend time breathing the frosty air (and not coughing).  And I want to see my daughter's eyes light up when she spies a shiny conker.

I want to spend time walking and painting and making crafty things.  I want to give myself time to do things wisely and well.

So there you go.  Daily meditation (taking an example from my wise other half) and more loveliness. I might write less, but when I do I'll enjoy it more and it will be higher quality.  Or at least I hope that's the case.

The rest of the year will be spent upcycling Jam Jars  (find out how on the Salt Tree)


Lisa Shambrook said...

My eyes light up when I see a bright, shiny conker too...it's what Autumn's all about, conkers and rustling leaves!
Loving some of your pinning on Pinterest, I'm planning to get some crafty Christmas bits done in the next few months...
Slow down and enjoy it all, I'm going to!

Anonymous said...

I've found that all it really takes is to be mindful. Pay attention, engage and be mindful. The rest follows.

Meg McNulty said...

@Mike I couldn't agree more. It's transformative. :-)

Rachel said...

life flying by is such a problem. I like the idea of mindfulness. I recently vowed to be grateful each day. Life is what we make it.