November and December can be tough months. Less light and cold weather. I don't love walking around outside in the cold, so it also means less outside time. The closer it is to Christmas the more I need a recharge. A time to take a breath, regroup and remember the things I love to do. In the busyness of fall, I often forget to do the things I enjoy doing. By mid-December, as schedules change, I realize that I've forgotten to take care of myself in the midst of caring for others. I've learned to slow down and take a breath. It's hard. It feels unproductive and lazy. Not so. Because I have been taking some time to breathe over the last few weeks, I feel my mental energy returning. My idea factory is warming up. I'm remembering why I love to do the things I love to do. I'm promising myself to do them regularly this year. Have you had a chance to recharge recently? Are you ready for the fresh start of the new year? What are you promising yourself to do regularly this year?