The Winter Project: Week 12

Monday, February 17, 2014

the winter project

Welcome to week 12 of The Winter Project!
(What is The Winter Project?)

Winter play: Make room for joy!

I joined a book club this year and we have just started our second book. Or, rather, the rest of the group has started the second book and I have been trying to finish the first one. Because I’m on-the-go a lot, I tend to do more “reading” by audiobook. I listen when I run, drive, walk the dog, fold the laundry, etc. Tonight I peeked at my Audible app as I was heading out the door to walk the dog- only 35 minutes left of the book, thank goodness. The book is far less interesting than I expected and I am ready to move on…one more click in my Audible app...ugh, that was 35 minutes left in the FIRST HALF of the book. Bloody hell.

What do you do in moments like this?

Do you press on to finish things just because you started them? Or do you move on? Just as we grow and change, so do our needs and desires. Things that we used to enjoy or that we have been striving for don’t always serve us for life. We sometimes outgrow things. We sometimes burn out on things.

Following what brings you JOY is how you fill your tank and find your superpower.

Challenge for week 12: Think about the ways that you are spending your time and what keeps you busy. Are there any goals or projects that no longer feed you or serve your life in a positive way? If you are someone who writes New Year’s resolutions, what about your goals for 2014? Do they give you energy or are there any that feel more like something that you are holding over your own head? Release the old to make way room for new joy! Creating a little space in your life will make room for whatever you invite in- new experiences or things that you would like more time for. You get to decide!

As we move through this project, I would love to hear about your survival skills, struggles, and success in the comments or by email (you can reach me at!

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*Important note: I am not a licensed mental health professional. This advice is not intended to take the place of therapy or medications. Please seek professional care if you are suffering from depression or anxiety symptoms.

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