Well, here we are, 2016. And as I said yesterday, I’m really excited to leave 2015 behind and start a new year.2015 was not a great year for us, for a lot of reasons, but I’m not going to focus on that. Because that? That would be counter productive. So instead, I’m focusing on my goals for 2016.
The one that I struggle with the most is finding my inner zen. Sure, I’m doing yoga (a lot actually, and I LOVE it). And when I get home, or am done at home, I feel really peaceful. And I feel like I could take on the world. I’ve made it a point to make sure I have a few hours to myself every single day (whether it’s at the gym, or here at home locked away in my room) so that I don’t sell my children off to the first bidder. But these last few weeks have really caused my inner zen to disappear like the snow on a sunny day. Very, very slowly, until it’s just…. gone.
So that’s why I’ve come back to blogging. Daryl thinks it’s something else, like something buried that I don’t talk about every single day. Something nibbling at the edge of my patience. And he may be right. There’s a lot that I think about, every single day, and I don’t get the chance to get it all out. Hopefully writing will lead to some self discovery, and maybe something will pop out and be dealt with. Then, maybe, just maybe, my inner zen will come back.
In the meantime, what do you guys do to calm yourself? I know all the normal stuff, count to ten, remove yourself from the situation, etc, etc. I’m curious about what you do to prevent yourself from getting to that point. Do you meditate? Do you yoga? What do you do to keep your cool?