I know that the arrival of January always brings that big push to get organized, start new routines, and eat healthier foods. None of that is really something I pay much mind to, really. I try to stay consistent in the healthy eating department, and the thought of placing those other two things on myself at the beginning of a new year seems overwhelming and a lot of unnecessary pressure….
Every time the academic year comes to a close I find myself in a transitional lurch. From super structure and routine I am catapulted into the complete opposite before I even know what’s happened. Sounds wonderful, you say? It is, to be sure. But my obsessive need to be doing gives me a guilt trip like no other when routine disappears. We’ve already spent several nights in a row staying up late to watch way too many episodes of The Fall on Netflix. Consequently, (my night owl husband unfazed) the next morning doesn’t start nearly as early as I’d hoped. And man, the guilt starts creeping on in….