I read a lot of mom blogs because, well, I’m a mom, and right now many ladies are checking in with their different goals and challenges. And, I have to say, I’m feeling a bit left out because all I did in January was recover and get back to normal. After working to finish the kitchen and working to make Christmas happen and working to school my kids and working to feed and launder and clean, I was done, burnt out. After coming home from visiting family, I had to evaluate each little opportunity because adding one too many caused heartburn and sleeplessness. But happily, I’m feeling much better and the house is looking quite recovered despite a Super Bowl party with six extra kids in attendance. I’m even working on a little freezer cooking, go me!
So while one person goes on a spending freeze, another has a pantry challenge, another has mapped out a year worth of goals, another is doing a Whole 30, etc., we can cheer them on because many of those things will be good for them. However, don’t feel guilty if you need to take a 30 Day Hibernation Challenge to refresh, reevaluate, and reinspire yourself (I made up the last “re”, it just seemed like the right thing to do). It’s OK to stay in, to eat good food, to read your Bible, to pray, to say no to almost everything, to take naps, to read good books, to love on your people, and to do the things that refresh you.
In any case, I’m back and I’m declaring my 30 Day Hibernation Challenge to be a success.
Do you hibernate?