10 Weeks + 10 Keys to Live Wholeheartedly

10 Keys to Live Wholeheartedly

This time of year can feel all at once lovely and overwhelming. We find ourselves busy with daily life, wrapped up in a myriad of holiday activities, perhaps preparing to spend time with challenging family members, or missing loved ones. When we have such a wide variety of feelings and thoughts moving around us or through us, compiled with our regular tasks, staying grounded and calm becomes a little more challenging.

I've found that having an intention or sticking to some type of calming practice can help to reframe our sense of busy-ness and scheduling. It feels natural to draw toward the practices and self-care that will allow you to function at your best and begin to notice the ways in which we're really spending our time. Even if you're already feeling calm and enjoying this time of year, these 10 Keys to Live Wholeheartedly are meant to be little reminders to keep you focused on what's most important.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern.
— Annie Dillard

Beginning on Tuesday November 7th, watch here for the first mindful suggestion. A blog post will publish each Tuesday for 10 weeks to carry us all the way through the holidays and the New Year to January 9th.

Think of these 10 weeks at a time to consider your true priorities and reflect upon your blessings. This is the perfect time of year to begin to take stock of where you are putting your time and energy and to set an intention to live wholeheartedly.