Bairbre Power: Giving myself time is the best gift I’ve discovered in the grey month of January
January didn't work out too badly in the end. For some it was a dry month and while I tossed my hat into that ring, there was the occasional Friday night G&T to celebrate the start of the weekend. I find little rewards at the end of the working week are a nice beginning to the weekend.
The first month of the year can be so depressing. The reality of Christmas spending hits the bank account and the light is low, but on the flip side, the annual Turner exhibition is on at the National Gallery on Dublin's Merrion Square and a few hours there, drinking in his watercolourist genius, is salve for a weary soul. But be warned, the exhibition wraps at the end of the month, so get your skates on fast.
Giving myself the gift of time is definitely the best decision I've made so far in 2018. That and tracking down Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Conversations podcasts. Time has often eluded me as I chase my tail around town, fuelled up on caffeine-loaded coffee. I'll confess, I've not been the most prompt person - probably because I take too many things on and have found it hard to say no, but now that I've parked that tendency, I can make time for me.