Saturday, December 19, 2009

The expectations of a procrastinator

It is good to be good at something! I am a good procrastinator. Maybe that's how we all feel toward the end of the year. Looking back we see all the goals, the ideas, the resolutions quickly running out of time. It's easy to judge ourselves this time of year. Not only are we running out of time of our years expectation but we are also smack in the middle of the holiday with the biggest expectations- Christmas.

We all want to have happy homes, where everyone is loved, where we are wildly prosperous and never forget someones birthday. Oh no we are perfect. Well, perfect doesn't really exist- it is only in poems, Christmas specials and displayed carefully by advertisers. And so with the end of the year upon us and the holiday of expectations in full bloom it is no wonder we start to judge ourselves.

This is the season to love each other. It's really as simple as that. While we are at it maybe it -is a good time to love ourselves. Stop-just for a minute: take a deep breath, now relax your shoulders and let them fall. Smile as if you just noticed the crazy whirlwind you found yourself in and take another breath. This time breathe a little deeper, relax a little more and smile with your eyes as well as your cheeks.

Yes, I am a good procrastinator- I will admit that all day long. And no I'm not perfect- no one ever is. For the rest of this year I will try to remember that and maybe instead of thinking of everything I didn't do this year or season, maybe I should make a list of all the great things I did do, all the amazing things that did happened and let that be perfect.

Merry Christmas,

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