1- I’m starting to think more about 2021. Not because I see it as some panacea coming to save us from 2020 (be real), but because unlike 2020, at least we (somewhat) know what we’re in for.
Life is different now and will continue to be for a while, I suspect. 2021 will be about figuring out how to survive (and thrive) in this new normal that is hopefully temporary, but really who knows.
Turns out, strict adherence to my own no scroll policy has definitely improved our evenings. Are they perfect? NO. But they are better. And this is true even during a week when Josh has gotten home post-bedtime most days and at-bedtime other days.
3- Inbox 500. Just a confession that my email is currently out of control. My gmail in particular! Oops. Maybe it’s the effect of less screen time (one of my crutch habits was repeated email checking and sometimes deleting). Curious how long this will take to empty out; I will try to time myself!
4- WEEKEND PLANS: getting & putting up some Halloween decorations (nothing crazy) and figuring out which playgrounds we can go to during non-busy hours!! (8 am swings anyone?)
5- Thunder. BAH! I wanted to run outside this morning but I hear thunder already. I guess I will tackle Saturday’s LIIFT4 workout instead. Speaking of which – I’m on the last week of the program!! To be honest I’m thinking of just doing it again. I really liked it and feel like it made me stronger without being as all-consuming as 80DO! I do want to figure out how to add a 3rd day of running in. We will see . . .
Bonus 6 — PODCAST REC:
I really liked the most recent episode of No Stupid Questions: Why Do We Buy Things We Never Use? I initially thought I was immune to this concept but would say the most aspirational least used purchases I have are all beauty products. I do have a skincare ritual I conduct nightly now, but I have a pretty significant haul of makeup that is largely ignored.
(Plus I do have enough pens to sink a ship. Sigh! But that was because I was searching for Pen Nirvana and the collection is a mere side effect . . . I think!)