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Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Five: Extravagant Unbusyness....


From RevGal Sally:
I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations, the holiday season moving up on us quickly for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness ( a wonderful phrase coined by a fellow revgal)...

So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to;
1.to care for your body

I actually have two for this...my body needs two!

Develop a schedule and routine (especially for bedtime) and stick with it. Our house is transitioning to UDH (Usually Darling Hubby) going off to work at an office, rather than at home. Little Sprout began self-schooling at home this year. To make it even more complicated we only have one car. Yesterday I dropped UDH off at work with Little Sprout still in her jammies. She and I headed back home to prepare for a whirlwind day. I was exhausted by dinner time, but still didn't get to bed earlier or even on time.

Mindful eating. Enjoying fresh raw fruit and vegetables every day, even it's not local...hey, I live in Wisconsin.

2. to care for your spirit

Turn off the TV. Instead, turn up the music. And sing. And dance. And read. And pray. And write. And most importantly, hug those I love.

3. to care for your mind

Lists. Short Lists. I resolve to keep time for stimulating the mind beyond calculating which brand of toilet paper is cheaper, remembering the laundry in the dryer, and dropping off overdue library books. I want to learn about something new. Just not sure what that is yet.

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye

Fly with FlyLady. A clean sink (and desk, and floor) reflects the sparkle within....

5. to place a spring in your step

Exercise. Dust off the treadmill (FlyLady would approve) and enjoy some quiet meditation to the hum of the motor.

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?

I guess the winner is FlyLady, because that probably provides the key to all the others...

7 Comments:

Blogger LutheranChik said...

I've also found that turning off the TV and turning on the music lifts the spirits.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

thanks for the introduction to fly lady- she and I need to get together!

8:43 AM  
Blogger revhipchick said...

great play. our tv broke a few weeks ago and we aren't going to replace it. it's been so much nicer at home.

blessings

9:38 AM  
Blogger Rochelle said...

I loved this. I have a little sprout too and that makes life all the more busy (and sparkly =). Turning off the TV is such a great thing. It's amazing the conversations we have, books we read, songs we sing, when we're not staring at the TV. Great play. Thanks for sharing.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Wyldth1ng said...

I don't have sink to clean.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Kievas said...

Yeah, that FlyLady can work miracles :)

8:47 PM  
Blogger revabi said...

What a wonderful play. Very good. you are inspiring. I'll be interested in how you do.

I have been getting myself to bed earlier too. You can do it!

Thanks for your answers they are challenging.

10:05 AM  

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