"I don't know what's wrong with us. It's like we can only think about one day at a time; we can't seem to make any plans for the future."
That's what my mom said the other day when I asked her if she and my dad were coming to visit us this year. I know exactly what she means, too. It's January, the month in which everything seems to come to a big, grinding halt. The month in which there isn't nearly enough money and way too many days. The month in which you jot down a list of things to do and then lose it immediately. The month in which spring seems light years away.
I planned to finish "halving" my bedroom yesterday, but I forgot to do it. Somehow the entire day disappeared in half-hearted internet searches and online conversations. Today I am resolved to do better.
You have to fight the January blahs actively. It's too darn cold to go outside for more than a few minutes, so I'm going to get my heart rate up inside. I'm going to put on my current audio-tape (The Year of Living Biblically) and plow through this room. There isn't a whole lot to do, so I can do it well. Then I can feel like I accomplished something.
I'm also going to look back at my "fun" plans for this month and figure out if there's anything left for the final week. I already have lots of fun things planned for February - dance lessons, a trip to California, a night out dancing on Valentine's....
How about you? Are you scheduling things to look forward to into your calendar? Give it a try - it really helps!