What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year?
How do you express gratitude for it?
My job responsibilities multiplied exponentially this year — on top experiencing a ton of changes in my personal life that made it feel like every minute was spoken for. I found myself waking up extra early on weekends just to enjoy the peace & quiet. I also started to really relish the hours I would spend unplugging from the internet and technology in general during my evenings after work to workout, read, craft, etc. The act of unplugging started to feel like air. I needed it to breathe, to recharge, to relax. I love staying connected to my loved ones don’t get me wrong. But I really saw the value in protecting my quiet moments to stay sane. I consume things when I want to almost voraciously and to balance that out I need to get away from it all. I shut it all down so I can find my balance… my peace. This has turned into a non-negotiable in my weekly schedule. I need it.
In 2012, I expect to find more quiet moments in my life and to perhaps multiply those small moments exponentially instead of the other way around.