So whatever your plan for giving back this season, volunteering is much more than just your year-end obligation. Your generosity could help create strong connections within your community or even kick off an entire movement! And be prepared to enjoy the major side benefits of health, happiness, and fulfillment it will bring you.
We go in and out of noticing that time is running out, that the ultimate deadline is approaching. The best resistance to rushing is to remember we must die, memento mori, that we are fortunate to still have time to walk around in the beauty of the world. We may as well accept this reckoning and pay attention.
During my time spent in full-time office jobs, I can remember distinct conversations with colleagues where we would discuss what we'd rather be doing. Talking about our "drothers" was a stress reliever, an outlet for the innovative, passionate voice of the soul that was made smaller with each day of structured work exchanged for a paycheck.
Your calendar is not meant to be a thundercloud, it's meant to be a gentle breeze, a tool for you to use to maximize the joy in your life. So the first step to take is to find a calendar format that suits your working style, whether you enjoy a calendar on the wall or prefer to use an online calendar.