Winter has a silver lining–the added value of a warm, soft-like-cashmere scarf. I think “women of a certain age” have known it for awhile–but one has to mature enough to catch the nuance. Which really means–when skin begins to sag, hide it!
In lieu of a facelift I deliberately camouflage with a snaZZy scarf. Yet another justification for my scarf collection!
Let’s face it, no matter how positive we are or how well we take care of ourselves, all days are not created equally.
We have ups and we have downs.
Change takes energy. On our up days, we have enough–we follow our plans–we behave (be have) in a way that supports our intentions.
But when we have low energy, we rely on habit. And if our habits are not good for us, we know it on some level and judge ourselves harshly. You know the routine–it’s a downward spiral that leads us in the wrong direction. Self-punishment is a poor reaction but when you feel bad about your self, you will behave badly–see how it goes?
What I propose is that we allow ourselves to take baby steps, recognizing progress as the goal and self-reward.
I hate being cold.
I mean, I really hate it.
It deters me from personal improvement–and that’s a fragile commitment as it is.
Drafty floors and Yoga? Not so much.
And daily moisturizing seems to be a warm-weather affair. Cold lotion on my already chilled skin is like torture and I am loathe to do it.
Idea! I will place the lotion bottle–(Neutragena Emulsifying Lotion–is my favorite of all time– and this was not a paid plug), under my electric blanket! Genius!
Maybe I’ll just keep it there all Winter long.
You do what you gotta` do, sometimes, right?