It's nice to have some mental space and emotional energy to consider all of this. But I find it hard sometimes too. Didn't I go through all this last January? Didn't I still end up frantically busy come December? I guess it is all small steps. It's learning from times of over-commitment and trying to manage life better. It's understanding my personality better - my limitations. And spending some time reflecting on this every January has to help in the ongoing process of understanding myself and my place in the world.
Now ... back to watching the tennis and my afternoon nap!