This month has been a weird combination of time flying by and slow motion. Overall the month has been very enjoyable, and our family was able to celebrate a wonderfully calm Thanksgiving Weekend.
For the last month, the habit I have focused on has been one of reduction. Taking my plans, ideas for activities, and to do list expectations and cutting them down a bit. For more of an idea of what that entailed for us, check out my original post from the beginning of the month.
So, how did I do at scaling back?
Well, I think pretty good.
Our extended family's Thanksgiving was celebrated at our home for the first time in several years, with both sets of grandparents being able to come. What fun! I initially started off with some pretty big ideas of cleaning, decorating, and food for the special day; then, considering my Habit for the Month, I started crossing things off my idea list. Even after that, there were some family events that forced me to reevaluate what really "needed" to be done, and more cutting and trimming of expectations took place. Those coming to our home to eat made it very easy for me to delegate food dishes for them to bring, and everyone in our home pitched in to help clean and do some project things our home. I even got some Pinterest ideas put into real life for the occasion. Nothing fantastical about the event, but it was perfect for us.
I am so pleased with the results of this month's habit. Not only was I able to put to practical application a somewhat vague idea, but I was able to see the direct and indirect benefits of practicing my new habit. With the new month's approach, I know that I will continue to have opportunity to practice my new habit, and I anticipate that it will continue to be solidified in my long term life habits and the benefits will continue to be as enjoyable as they have been this past month.