We are nearing the end of January. How's this first twelfth of the year been for you? Around here things have been a bit boring! Germany is still in lockdown so pretty much everyday looks the same: Wake up, read the Bible, do yoga, work, cook dinner, eat, go to bed.
However, the advantage of this mundane season is that it is the perfect time to establish habits. Our routines are rarely interrupted by traveling or having people stay and there aren't many unforseen events to throw us off course.
However, we're also experiencing a global pandemic, which is pretty exhausting. So, maybe establishing new habits is not really where you are at right now. I feel you.
For the last three years I have participated in Adriene Mishlers 30-day yoga challenge during January, and I am doing it again in 2021. Normally, I am a pretty all-or-nothing-kind-of-person, but I am glad to report that so far I have missed three days and haven't throw in the towel yet! I am learning that progress really is better than perfection.
What are you learing during these strange days? I would love to hear about it! (Even though this is a newsletter I am always super happy when people reply - it makes it feel less like sending words into a void.)
Lots of love,
Reading: On the weekend I finished “Their eyes were watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston and then started a book about the Spanish flu. There seem to be many resemblances with the current pandemic.
Working on: Writing consistently. It's been great to keep at it with my little blog! If you ever have any topics you would like to read my thoughts on, do let me know, I am always looking for inspiration.
Finding joy in: Lots of reading and going for walks.
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