How about you, is time weird for you too?
Should we just not count 2020 as a year?
Pretend it never existed?
Maybe it didn’t exist!
It almost feels like it doesn’t exist on whatever weird world I am living in.
But I do have a 2020 calendar with a lot of erased things we had to cancel.
But also a lot of things on my calendar in colored pens we did do!
So even though it feels different, I will keep 2020. It was 12 months that did happen.
I don’t know about you, but the last 9 months have moved in a very different time realm. Days could seem to last weeks. Weeks could move quickly like a day, or slowly like a month. Or both at the same time. It is super confusing.
Christmas is almost here!
What freaks me out is that Christmas is almost here and it literally feels like Christmas was 2 months ago!
My mind is a little bit boggled by it all.
I am about to start next years calendar and don’t know what to do. I usually love taking time in December to plan out the next year. I literally have a list of questions I go through each year, reviewing the past year and planning the next and it used to be so fun.
Now I am so conflicted. Is it even worth making plans for next year?
Do I put our ski week on there? What about the big choir trip to France in June? Or will it be sad if I have to erase it??
Use the AWARE tool to help me handle my feelings about calendaring for 2021
I guess if I take a moment to be AWARE about this question I can figure it out.
Aware – spinning about writing plans on 2021 calendar.
Wonder – be curious. I wonder why I am spinning about that? Of course that makes me spin, it was sad each month to have to erase plans. I know writing things down mean I might have to erase them. What would I like to happen? I would like all the plans I write down to happen.
Accept – be kind, it is OK you are spinning. I am human, of course I feel this way. Just allow myself to feel it. Maybe even accept that I was sad this year and I survived. IT wasn’t fun, but it was OK.
Respond –How can you respond to this situation intentionally. keeping in mind what you want to create. I want to create fun experiences next year. I want to stay in faith and hope. I want to make plans. I believe in the power of visualization and hope, so I want to respond from that place. Also knowing if there is disappointment, that will be ok too.
Exercise (faith, patience, agency) – I am going to choose to write in pencil our hoped for plans. Execute I will do it, even my end of the year routine I do and the planning for the next year routine. Do it with what I WANT To create. Evaluate – while I do it I will evaluate and accept how I am feeling and when I am done I will process how things went.
How has time felt for you in 2020?
Want my list of questions?
Contact me and I will email them to you. I am in the process of getting them typed up and pretty, but until then I am happy to send you a copy.