The Workday conference ended yesterday, and so did my lack of life hopefully. Thanks to my generous company, I enjoyed an amazing afternoon in the spa at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. I haven't done such a thing in years. It's really funny how some nice lotions and warm towels make a person feel so much better.
More importantly, as my shoulders (and my mind) were letting go of the rocks that had built up within, many reminders about balance and self-preservation came to light as I was being shined up and rubbed down. So I wanted to write them down and check back in a few months to see if I actually achieved any of them. Of course, I could write them down on a traditional piece of paper, but I thought I'd share in hopes that you might be inspired to pay a little attention to yourself and the life around you too.
- Let the dogs take me for a daily walk.
- Knit socks.
- Plan a night out with Tom for our 19th anniversary that we missed last month because I was sick and stressed.
- Schedule massages.
- Go to a yoga class.
- Play family games.
- Bake things.
- Read "Beloved" for myself.
- Read "The Giver" with the kids.
- Plan a vacation.
- Find a few things to enjoy in my work.
- Check out Jason Mraz's music (because I really dig his single "I'm Yours"--it makes me feel in love with everyone I know.)
- Host a holiday party.
- Get back on a monthly lunch plan with my friend Anne.
- Update the kids’ photo albums.
And finally, eat brown rice. The wholesome answer to everything!