Doing the Limbo

It’s that time of year. This week the holidays begin. We’re all bracing for a daisy chain of events and a flurry of activities – cooking, shopping, visiting, attending, card sending, decorating, wrapping, eating and drinking.

Although it sounds dynamic and thrilling, I call it “limbo.” It’s when ‘real life’ gets a slow simmer on the back burner. And, while I absolutely love the holidays, limbo makes me antsy. And a few weeks in, I find myself craving normal. I love the treadmill of real life – moving goals and ideas forward and getting things done.

So, hanging on tight to the old adage, “It’s the little things that count,” I’ll shimmy through the season gently pushing tiny pieces of real life into place.

3 Little Actions to Move Life Forward

1. Change-up My Skin Regimen

My 83-year-old mother recently turned me on to Vitamin E oil. So, I’m trading out my regular moisturizer with straight-up vitamin E. So far, I love the results. My foundation goes on much smoother and my skin has a dewy glow. Here is a laundry list of all the benefits.

2. Challenge My Fitness Routine

I’ll be traveling for the next two weeks and won’t be able to get my normal exercise. The good news is that it gives me an opportunity to try something new. I’m going to try this plank challenge, as it’s easy to perform anywhere.

3. Get My Office in Order

During the holidays, work also goes into limbo.This is the perfect opportunity to use the downtime and get a few things organized so I can hit the ground running when work ramps up in January. I’m in dire need of a good filing system for my paperwork. Here’s the most comprehensive article I found on clearing office paper clutter. And for the digital clutter, I’m turning to Becoming Minimalist.

“It was time to raise the bar higher, or lower if you’re doing limbo.”

― Tre Cool

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