Good morning, friends! Each Monday I take a few minutes to look at how I used my time the week before. My hope is that I’ll be purposeful with my habits and ensure that I’m choosing activities that align with my goals and values. Last week was sunny and relatively warm, so a lot of our activities skewed towards the outside world, which was a welcome change.
GREEN | Writing Time
Today marks 344 straight days of morning journaling. I think I can, I think I can make it a little further?! I’m trying not to get too caught up into making it to 365 and yet — I’m very close.
Most of my blogging time last week happened after the kids went to bed, which was challenging given that I’m so tired in the evenings. So I’ll keep playing with how I structure my day and find something that works a little better.
ORANGE | “Healthy” Stuff
It was a good week for this category! I meditated, rode the exercise bike, and did yoga every single day last week. I used the bike in the mornings, which is when I’d usually be blogging. I have to say that I really like getting my exercise finished right away because it’s too easy to talk myself out of it otherwise… so I hope to continue with my morning rides yet still find opportunities to sit at my computer every day.
PINK | Reading Time
A pretty good week for reading! I listened to audiobooks during my morning bike rides every day as well, which isn’t clearly marked. I’m riding a wave of wanting to read nearly everything written, so it’s been hard to feel like I’m reading “enough,” but not in a bad way. There’s just so much to get to!
PURPLE | Blackberry Bluff School
It was a very good week of school. We took Tuesday off because Colton was home from his treatment center and we all enjoyed each other’s company and did a ton of playing. I love the flexibility that allows us to value time together over everything else.
BLUE | Outside Time
It was a perfect week for playing outside – we went out every single day! It would have been tragic if we didn’t because the entire week was perfectly sunny, except for yesterday when we had clouds, winds, and some snow flurries as a cold front settles back in over us.
YELLOW | Stitching Time
Oof. This makes 3 weeks in a row of no stitching. I knew that I would have to give something up if I were to focus on exercise and this seems to have fallen to the bottom of the heap. We’ll see when it starts to rise back to the surface.
+ Water – I aim for 64 ounces a day and met my goal 3 days this week, which is much lower than usual. I drank a lot of coffee to get me through my days, which got in the way of my water intake. I’m hoping that I don’t lean on caffeine quite as much this week!
+ Weather – like I said earlier, it’s been gorgeous. And when I compare last week’s weather in my 5 Year Journal, I feel even luckier. Today’s high is forecasted to be in the mid-20s, so I’m going to think back to last week as I brave the cold today. It was a nice reminder of what’s to come (eventually)!
+ Covid – still tracking here and in my 5 year journal. I know it’s going to be an amazing thing to look back on in a few years; we just have to get through it now!
I hope this week is full of reading, playing, and time to think. I wish the same for all of you!