1- Planners help me compartmentalize.
Thinking about this after a conversation with my sister this AM — she sold her store and is adjusting to a new schedule and lifestyle.
I honestly think that I benefit emotionally from deciding what I will do (and basing the list upon available work hours), writing it down, and then calling things done at the end of the day, migrating undone tasks to the future.
It helps me compartmentalize. And I personally prefer that, so I can feel like I am either fully working or . . . entirely not working. (Not saying I wouldn’t occasionally do a work task on a weekend – but I would then own that block of work as work time. Not be somewhere nebulously in between.)
2- Speaking of emotions, I really enjoyed this podcast ep from Christine Koh at Edit Your Life this morning: Managing Anxiety with Self-Awareness and Compassion with Morra Aarons-Mele.
There was a lot of discussion of work-related anxiety specifically and a discussion about the challenges of being a woman in a hierarchical setting.
3- Also enjoyed hearing a life update from Denaye Barahona at Simple Families. I often wish hosts of podcasts I enjoy would do MORE solo eps. Every time she talks about not drinking anymore at all I am tempted to try it. I really only drink if out to dinner or on vacation so I don’t think it’s having a terribly negative impact on my life, but I wonder if I would be less tired on trips if I stayed dry. (And if that would be worth it . . . not sure! I do enjoy the experience of a fun drink or nice glass of wine at a restaurant, esp while on vac.)
((Moderator not abstainer here!))
4- I managed an evening walk with the girls! (Laura & her fam are calling it TOAD = time outdoors after dinner – love that). Our evening weather sucks most of the late spring/summer/fall so . . . gotta take advantage now.
5- On deck: a trip to The Container Store. Kids are begging to go. I blame the Netflix The Home Edit. Oh well. It will be our big adventure for the weekend!!!