“Throw Yourself a Tea Party” is post 11 of Be Brave. Lose the
Beige’s 12 days of
New Years Resolutions.
The white rabbit in Alice In Wonderland kept muttering…“I’m late, I’m late for a
very important date“ And I say, yes
you are! That very important date is with yourself, at least once in a while. It’s a great idea
to take a break from stress and schedules and invite yourself out to a virtual
tea party. If you don’t want to actually host a tea party for your self
complete with mismatched cups and saucers, tea sandwiches, and one rather
toothy cat, why not envision some other kind of afternoon or evening date with
yourself. It can be in whatever form you choose – a walk in the park, a
shopping expedition, a spa treatment, a museum outing, a movie, rifling through
an antique shop – whatever the activity, it should be one of your favorites and
it should be done alone. It’s amazing how
little time we spend with ourselves and how rejuvenating it can be. Pamper your
passions. This is your opportunity to be just a little bit selfish.
And finally the twelfth and
final post of Be Brave. Lose the Beige’s 12 days of New Years Resolutions.
Previous posts have
urged Lady boomers to exercise their creative muscles, to infuse their lives
with more color and fun, take mini adventures, evaluate their empty nests, and
even examine their purses for excess baggage.
The ultimate objective of
the exercises proposed in these posts has been to encourage Lady Boomers and
other empty nesters to transform their lives a little bit at a time, through
daily activities and choices. “Transformation” can be an intimidating
concept. Little steps, however, make this objective easier to achieve. These
exercises are designed to remove the obstacles obscuring who you really are. As
Rod Styker, meditation and yoga instructor says, ” We are not transforming
into something we aspire to. We’re transforming into the very thing we are
innately- our best self.”
Here’s hoping you meet your
best self this year.