I’ve built a lovely practice of reviewing my week on a Sunday evening. I use lovely Kelly from Project Me for Busy Mothers’ Weekly Check-in sheet as the guiding questions, and sometimes I improvise a bit and journal around them. It makes for a really great reflective framework to keep inching forward in creating change.
What’s going well and why is it?
Last week was a good one. Practically, I finally got my blog Call to Adventure off the ground and alive on the internet (after what I realised has been about three years of procrastinating on the idea…) I made the site, setup the tech, posted my first blog post on there, and took away a lot of my excuses to just sit down and right (eek…)
I felt much more connected with my little one too , and less cranky and shouty. I’m being intentional about creating more blank space in my schedule (and disconnecting from tech and devices) so I don’t always feel like I’m running between tasks or on the go. I can feel myself slowing down to actually enjoy the moment instead.
In SeaChange I’ve been focusing on creating a beautiful sacred space in the mornings. I managed that 5/7 mornings last week and the mornings I missed it were because I had a late night just before and burned myself out. I’m getting better at creating an evening wind down routine, and boundaries around evenings, but also giving myself the flexibility and compassion to sometimes enjoy fun with friends, dive into focused work, or watch a movie with my hubby. In the week ahead we’re shifting focus in the program to Most Important Tasks, especially to working that muscle of sitting down and getting started on focussing! As a serial procrastinator I’m welcoming this one with open arms….!
Over in Fearless, my focus is still on writing as a training ground for learning to sit with uncertainty. I published my Call to Adventure blog early last week, so that felt awesome, and I shared the blog over in the group with a few lovely folks sho were kind enough to take time to read it. Feels good to let my guard down and open up to vulnerability.
Fitness – I’m focusing on tiny improvements. I drank a lot more water by carrying around a refillable steel bottle that keeps it ice-cold and super refreshing. I take that thing everywhere at the moment – even to bed. I also set my goals at a much lower, more achievable bar – try to take at least one short walk on most days. And the days I did (5/7) I felt great! Definite improvement from setting massive goals and throwing it all out of the window when they are too far out of reach. I’ll build on this in the week ahead.
What’s not working? Why not?
I didn’t do my usual planning for client work last week. There wasn’t anything major on, so I dealt with the important things and used the free space to make some plans, get the blog up and running, and just give myself a bit of space and breathing space. That felt terrific, but I need to balance that with client work of course. That’s the whole ethos of the Build Without Burnout program I’m working through with WAIM, which has also fallen off track this week as I switched my focus to the Call to Adventure. It was a bit of a rabbit hole, BUT man did I enjoy creating it! And I’ve got some fun marketing experiments planned, along with using it to create more fun family and travel focused content and even venturing into video. Gulp. So, for this week…. back to planning out my week a little more strategically so I have plenty of super focused hours. But I’ll keep plenty of white space in there, that’s for sure.