Mostly I think about sustainability and resiliency as lifestyle choices that affect our environment. But equally important, our lifestyles have to be sustainable for ourselves. Resiliency is something to be developed as a personal quality, as self care.
This is very much on my mind right now.
One of the traps that I fall into is "I'm tired," especially this time of year when grass allergies arrive and the days get longer so I go to bed later, but still get up early.
Loving how the evening sun lands in this corner. A change from last year due to some pruning I did.
To try to move past this I've been making a list each of day of five things I want to accomplish. Things that will remind me to take care of myself, to make time for things other than my "shut-down" behaviors of napping, reading to escape, and eating foods that are less than healthy because they are the only thing that sound good. My lists this week have included:
1. Work in the garden for 30 minutes.
2. Make something.
Knitting is almost always an act of meditation for me. It is the one thing I will do when nothing else seems possible.
3. Eat three healthy meals, no eating while walking.
My bus stop breakfast picnic. I had yogurt too.
4. Read something nourishing for at least 15 minutes and journal about it.
A couple more chapters to go and I will be finished with this. Years after I started reading it...a book to savor.
5. Wash the dishes.
Haven't done very well on this one...