During the hecticness of this time, a lot of us (mostly me) can get swooped up in the flurry of flights, grocery shopping with the mob, and of course rushing to the computer for Black Friday.
Spending time with your most trusted allies is one of the greatest joys the year has to offer. These times are ripe for instant memories and bonding for you and your allies, but don’t let it be a time where you neglect yourself.
There will be a voice in the back of your head that will say that you can take care of yourself once the hubbub dies down and you return to a sense of normalcy. Although it is true that this is just a season, the habit of taking care of yourself may be built during the time where you have space to reflect, but it is tested during the time where you have to intentionally take a moment for yourself.
This time of the year proves to us, here at The Hero’s Journal, the truth of one of our favorite Annie Dillard quotes, “A schedule defends against chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.” During the holidays, it can feel like you are spinning many different plates all at one time, and the chaos that ensues can be all encompassing. One thing that I have learned first hand, is that not only does the chaos consume your life for a season, but it also takes you away from the thing you value most: Quality Time with those who matter the most to you.
Obviously, we believe that The Hero’s Journal is the perfect companion for whatever adventures lie ahead, but if you have a system that works for you, do not lose that during the whirlwind that the end of the year brings for all of us.