Monday, January 5, 2009

*Simplicity*


The lovely Kimberly Wilson asks, "What's your word for 2009?" It came to be so easily: SIMPLICITY. I want to simplify my life emotionally, physically, environmentally, socially, etc. Life doesn't need to be more complicated. It seems the more complicated I make it, the less I thrive. Once upon a time I loved busyness, a million balls in the air, and every minute of my time scheduled. These days I crave the quiet - it refuels me. So while I may have, like, 30 New Year's Resolutions, my overall theme for 2009 is to simplify.

Today I spent time with two very inspiring women: Oprah and Kimberly Wilson. Today was the first of Oprah's Best Life Week and focused on falling off the wagon and the war against weight. Obvi this topic speaks to me on many levels, but the one thing that's been on my mind is Oprah's statement that one's problem with her weight is not about food, it's about love. It's a LOVE issue, she says. You NEED TO LOVE YOURSELF, she says. Do I love myself? I haven't tackled this issue in awhile, and I definitely want to spend some time reflecting on it.

Kimberly held her "New Year, New You!" le chic teleclass chat tonight, and I loved it. She gave me some great ideas for adding some zen and zest into 2009 and inspired me to start doing my morning pages... in the morning! Morning pages are Julia Cameron's concept of writing 3 pages of whatever's on your mind first thing in the morning. These days my morning pages have been more like afternoon pages, evening pages, at work pages... And while that's all good and well, there's something to be said about getting your pen to the paper first thing in the morning. Problem is - that means I need to wake up earlier. My goal is to start tomorrow, but tomorrow is Tuesday which is the morning I work out with Deb, which means I have to wake up super early anyway, and well, it's going to be hard. So with that, I'm going to say au revoir and try to catch as many zzz's as possible!

xoxo

1 comment:

K.Imaginelli said...

just looking at this photo is calming.

I like what Kimberly said about thinking about the essentials you couldn't live without. It reminds that it doesn't take too much to make me happy (as long as I'm being sane and not crazed)

I *heart* Lindsay Price/Victory Ford--she's the primary reason I watch the show. So fabulous!

Were you able to do your morning pages today? I journal a little in the morning, but it's been several years since I did my 3pp in the am.