Monday after the holidays. For me this means getting back to it. The kids are back in school, I am back to my normal work schedule. I have been out of my routine for what seems like months (though in reality weeks) and while I crave my routine getting back to it can be a little jolting. Getting back to my habits, possibly incorporating new Intentions- it can bring a fair sense of overwhelm. New Intentions can get dropped and somehow I can feel like I just need to survive getting back to what I know. And then comes the sense of failure, the harsh inner critic which then increases the overwhelm. This is a vicious cycle.
Learning to work through the overwhelm, to pause and tend to the feelings as they arise is so incredibly helpful in moving forward. Remember, forward is forward at any pace!