As a new year begins, I am reshaping my work and life. This happens each year, to some extent, through a process of reflecting on the past twelve months, and examining what is serving my life and work, and what might usefully be added or detracted, amplified or reduced. This reflective practice is relatively easy! What I find challenging is stopping or changing things that bring me fleeting comfort or ease, even when I know that they don’t add to my capacity and contribution in the long term.
For instance, alongside many others, I’m intent on making changes to my eating habits, and to other factors that affect my well-being and the amount of energy I have. I know that eating less of this and more of that will bring benefits, and that doing more of this and less of that will invigorate me…but… (more…)