This is post number 10 of
Be Brave. Lose the Beige’s 12 days of New Years Resolutions.
The past couple of years
have seen an emerging emphasis on buying and being “green”. While we
do our part to recycle and conserve energy we either don’t really know what
else to do for the effort or we think it all sounds a bit PCG (politically
correct to be green). I have a proposal for the new year- Park it, pedal it,
preserve it, at least on the occasional weekend.
You drive to work all week.
Driving is boring and fraught with hassles. Why not leave the car in the
garage and ride your bike wherever you need to go. Put saddlebags on your bike
and only buy as many groceries as will fit into your bag..biking makes everyday
chores more fun. Take a ride on a bike trail. You get the triple benefit of
exercise, being outdoors, and actually getting to a destination. Bike
riding is one of my favorite activities. I feel youthful and free like I did
when I was a kid and my ticket to freedom was my bicycle. It’s a fun way to
help protect the planet.
Post 11 of Be Brave. Lose the
Beige’s 12 days of
New Years Resolutions is “Throw Yourself a Tea Party”.
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.