Since stress has worsened over the past few weeks–and probably won’t get better anytime soon with the holidays–I’m trying to take meditation more seriously. This article kind of helps, but do you guys have any recos?
Hey all and happy Sunday! I *very* much needed a weekend like this. Tres relaxing and v. “do nothing” sort of vibes. That said, I am also dreading this week and all the busyness.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (per usual), journaling and reading. Really giving thought to intention, working with intention and letting go of things that no longer serve you or bring you joy, whether that’s relationships with friends or toxic family members or career-related, with various side projects or other things.
We just seem to have a problem with quitting, or knowing when to quit the right things. Or maybe that’s just me. I’ve been told all my life not to be a quitter, and I pride myself on that. But when do you draw the line? When do you protect yourself and your interests and goals? When is it time to Joy Yee your life and look at the things that bring no longer bring you joy, thank them for their “service,” and then let them go, in order to make room for other things?
I know many people may think there is subtext to this, but I promise you there’s not. It’s just me looking around at people in my life, and myself, and how we all cling to certain things. Sadly, it’s nothing I’ve sorted through myself, but I’m trying. Dammit, I’m trying.
Okay, but on a more rosey note, I had a lovely weekend with my pup and husband. I ate pretty healthy (win!), but still made room for a donut and some caramel and cheese popcorn. I also worked out and went for a v. long walk with Kero on Saturday. Went and saw Doctor Strange (more on this later) and dined on delicious Mexican food (date night!). And I got to read the following links, which made me happy, and will hopefully make you smile as well. Cheers!
I’ve been thinking a lot about weight loss and fitness and healthy living. And what’s healthy living vs. obsession and *not* living because you’re healthy. Because of this back and forth in my mind, I’ve been frequenting this forum. And by frequenting, I mean hanging out in. Lots of the ladies have recommended this program. Has anyone tried it?
Another weekend has come and gone way too quickly.
I’ve been hanging out in Wisconsin with the fam these past few days, and it’s been a very sweet change of pace. This morning, I woke up, worked out at the local YMCA and spent the day nibbling on food, reading Marie Claire and working on some side projects. Oh did I mention this was all with the leaves (pictured above) falling outside, football on the flatscreen and a fire blazing in the fireplace? Pure. Magic.
But tomorrow, it’s an early trip back to Chicago tomorrow. Hey, it can’t last forever.
Has your weekend been chill? Hope so. We all need a few days a week to just chill the F out, right? At least I’ve been trying to do that more–put an emphasis on relaxation and self care. Because the stress is seriously getting to me rn.
Basically, I’m going to try and incorporate a bit more meditation and continue to clean up my diet a bit better. Any tips? Seriously, please share.
Any who, if you haven’t chilled yet this weekend, hope reading these articles forces you to carve out a bit of space for yourself. Cheers!
I really want to try overnight oats, and might start with this recipe. Because, let’s be real, it looks like dessert.
While I was asleep for the live broadcast of SNL, I was updated thanks to YouTube and loved this digital short.
Day late and a dollar short, like always. But per my last post, I’ve been cutting back a bit. Taking time to do quality > quantity, ya feel me? And focus on a few other things, like my sanity and more relaxing time. Enjoy what’s left of the summer and such.
Any who here are a few lovely digital finds from the past week:
I hate most zoos because I love animals and think they should be roaming free in their natural habitat, or in a sanctuary if they are injured or endangered. That said, this is a very cute orangoutang. I want to be his best friend.
How is everyone doing? I’m doing decent. Kero‘s feeling a bit under the weather though and woke me up at 4:45AM and 5:20AM this morning, so I’m feeling a bit exhausted from that.
But per my thoughts last week, I’m really trying to take a step back and chill the F out too. And that means evaluating what is and what isn’t working in my life; what contributes to my happiness and what subtracts from it.
As much as I love this blog, I’m not so sure I can follow the typical “blogger guidelines” of posting daily and sharing on all the social platforms and engaging with other random bloggers online and networking and backlinking and doing the chicken dance… If you haven’t noticed, I’m already pretty bad at all of those things. And while I still want to try and make this little blog as awesome as possible, I want to take the pressure off a bit too. To check in with myself and make sure that I’m sharing things I’m excited about, instead of simply sharing “content.” To stop worrying about taglines or content themes.
TBH, I’m not sure what all this rambling means. I guess it’s just to remind myself to stop using numbers as a gauge for success or failure. And to just do something because I like to do it.
Just think it’s important to check in with yourself, and make sure you’re working on things that either bring you happiness or bring you closer to your other, bigger goals. Food for thought, peeps.
On that note, here are my digital finds of the week! Hope they brighten or inform your Sunday and the rest of your week:
Hey guys. I’m pretty damn tired right now. Not really sure why. Just feeling a bit lethargic and lazy, which probably isn’t the best thing since it’s a Sunday and I’ve gotta be back at it tomorrow! Oh boy…
I guess until then, I’ll drink my red wine. Eat my parmesan crusted chicken. Watch this Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix (have you watched it yet!?) and maybe read a book before bed. Hope you all have a lovely, relaxing evening as well.
Maybe it’s the Lady Times, but this ad almost made me cry.
WELL. Let me tell you. This weekend was not what I expected.
What do I mean?
Well, I got a little thing commonly referred to as a “cold” or “flu.” Literally started feeling symptoms on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. It’s like the little cold planned to completely fuck up my weekend. Like, thanks.
Praying that I feel a bit better by tomorrow AM and can get in a morning and start the week off better than my weekend’s been. What’d you all do this weekend? Minus read the below links, obvii.