So how does one keep all the decadence that one values going? For the past couple of years, February has been an interesting month of changes for me: a time to figure out which path to take in life; which variables to change, which variables to keep the same. This approach definitely keeps one form being complacent. But it is a lot easier said than done, especially when you want to go in many directions at the same time and have major responsiblities. While I’m still attempting to focus, the default path is not necessarily the right one. As ideas and paths incubate, here are some fun and decadent ways to sort through it all. This reevaluate concept applies to career, relationship choices, your location choice, activities you spend time on and pretty much anything
Yes, it helps to have several warm and sunny days in February. I could enjoy a few drives with the top down. But then, this also made me question, why do I live in a cold climate?
Driving back from the gym, still looking for a sign and paths . You don’t need a convertible to drive …drive the car you have on a fairly open road. There is something about driving that asserts your independence and ability to survive.
For me, driving with the top down has been very satisfying. It’s great for contemplation and it’s also a great mood lifter. Yes, having some decent weather in February helped. Somewhat chilly but I blasted the heat. Sometimes the destination was unknown, but I usually landed in a nice place. This area is great for nice drives. Destination: the lake
Or a local restaurant I’ve been meaning to visit for the past 8 months:
Yes, I’m addicted to caffeine, but it can be consumed in so many ways and it’s an easy way to clear your mind, focus, and lift your mood. It smells great and looks great in many forms:
Home made espresso
A warm morning, a nice robust roast from Starbucks brewed at home served in an artsy mug.
I finally tried a local boulangerie for a capuccino and croissant…for me this never gets old. Coffeshops are always great places to think. No piles of laundry needing to be done, no floor that needs to be cleaned, no dishwasher that needs to be loaded, and so on.
Brighten your hair and your outlook brightens up as well. At least when you look in the mirror you appear brighter and you seem brighter in the eyes of others.
Fun Bedazzled Flask
Yes, this one was inspried by Rhianna’s flask show at the Grammy’s. Seems to have worked for her inspite of the painfully long show. Yes, this is fun. May not help you focus, but disconnecting for a day helps you focus better the next day.
Ahi tuna never fails and it’s not even hard or expensive to make at home:
And organic eggs at midnight instead of some unhealthy food will fuel the brain for Monday
Although I don’t eat a lot of burgers, I will eat a unique one. On that one sunny day, I was able to enjoy the great weather and this new restaurant that opened in my neighborhood..
Always pay attention; it’s a great decadent show that nature puts on
Google and Research
Yes, this may sound like a random web surfing exercise, but it does help with your internal brainstorming and a new path may even be identified
These are just a few ways to reevaluate and shift focus if needed. Do I have the answers? No, but I’m still working on it. Not to copy Amelie (from the french movie Amelie), but sometimes self created ‘signs’ during these activities can pop up too. And eventually after all this focusing and shifting.