January is National Hobby Month, in which people remember what it’s like to enjoy having time to pursue activities, to create, or even to learn something new.
The most common New Year’s Resolution is to diet, exercise more, maybe join a gym: to get in shape or get your health on track. But it’s so easy to fall off that wagon quickly. In fact, according to experts, more than 80% of New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned by the second week in February!
Another popular resolution is to clear out clutter, update our living spaces, or perhaps freshen our wardrobe.
What if you could combine the two for a healthier, happier 2021?
As we tiptoe into 2021, the biggest resolution seems to be to live life to the fullest (to make up for last year). How can we do that? Here are some great tips from the experts at Forbes and LongevityLive:
Whether you spin the dreidel or deck the halls (or have a different tradition entirely), the holidays look and feel a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to forego celebrations altogether, it simply means that we have to be creative - and that’s something that Windsong is great at inspiring!
Decorating your home for the holidays allows you to celebrate a theme with color, lights, collectibles, and specialty items that are only on display for a few weeks every year. Holiday décor is associated with traditions and memories, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel overwhelmed.
Following a few simple tips can help you stay organized, whether your home is in full-holiday swing, or everyday-living mode.
Do you remember learning how to write in cursive? We started with big, loopy letters copied onto lined paper, and practiced the art of creating elegant curves and twisting the ink into something that conveyed a message. It was a rite of passage. And handwriting tells so much about a person that an entire scientific study is devoted to handwriting analysis (graphology), providing insight into one’s emotional state, health, and more.
A Boomer Poem (with bonus holiday information & links)
We gather together online for Thanksgiving
A screen shot of family this year we’ll employ,
It’s par for the course in this year we are living
Still turkey and dressing and pie we’ll enjoy.
“Many other builders try to do what Windsong does. But I think Windsong has their finger on that market and they know every aspect of it, from interior design to how their residents use clubhouses or amenities. That's what helps them stand out more than anything.” - Andrew Woodward, A.Woodward Architecture, Inc.
Just like most things 2020, Thanksgiving is going to require a “pivot”: a different way of connecting with family and friends, preserving traditions while honoring health and safety, and honoring traditions in ways that may look and feel a little different than in years past.
For most of us, the reason we gather and celebrate in certain ways has to do with traditions, and with stories of holidays passed down from generation to generation. Just like ourselves, Thanksgiving meals look different, depending on who you are, where you were brought up, and personal preferences.
Thanks to turning back the clocks on November 1, along with the traditional change of season that accompanies Autumn, November is the month when outdoor activities are hit-or-miss, nighttime arrives earlier each day, and we begin to look for things we can enjoy doing inside our homes.
Perhaps that is why November celebrations include National Author’s Day (November 1), National Book Lover’s Day (November 7), and Young Readers Day (the second Tuesday in November).