Stream of Randomness Saturday and Weekly Review: (16 Oct 2021)

If life were a fairy tale, I would be living happily ever after. But then again, maybe not. The original versions of the fairytales we know now was a lot scarier, sometimes gruesome and not a happily ever after kind of affair.

Most of us have the fairy tale dream in our minds. But how do we turn our life into a fairy tale?

Designing the life that we want requires a vision, planning, effort and risk-taking. It also requires an understanding of ourselves, values and dreams. Self-analysis is a must for self-understanding and living a fulfilling life..

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This week has been a stressful one for me. My days felt long, my mind and body tired and my evenings unproductive. I was not living in alignment with myself. Hopefully after this review, I can start taking steps towards realigning myself again. Let’s get into the review.

  1. What went well this week?
  2. What could have gone better?
  3. What’s happening next week?
  4. What I’d like to get done.
  5. Things I’ve been thinking about

What went well this week?

  • IDK is what comes to mind at first, as usual. But as I ask myself this question, I can recall one thing that went well this week. After a seemingly long day at work, my partner and I went for a walk after dinner. He didn’t have to work that night, so we decided to go for a stroll. It was supposed to be a pleasant stroll for about 30-45minutes. Instead, when we came across one of the benches by the field near us, we sat down and talked. We had no phones on us and no definite plans for later. It was great. We ended up staying there for about an hour and 30 minutes. 

What could have gone better?

  • This week I busted my a** trying to fulfil all my duties in my new job. Getting my month-end report completed has been a challenge. I was supposed to complete the report last week. But my colleague and I were still tying up loose ends from September’s medical open enrollment promotion. This week, I had some family things to deal with, so I took a day off on Tuesday to handle that. I also found out last Saturday that my cousin was killed in a shoot-out. That’s another story for another time, maybe. After staying back most days to get some work done, I was too tired to work on my business, blog or do my coaching homework. Last night was the latest I’ve stayed back on work. But I’m glad I stayed back to complete the report. It’s different commuting home at night. The night mood is different from daylight hours. I did enjoy having the office to myself, the walk to the bus route and the drive home. 
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What’s happening next week?

  • Most of my day Sunday is reserved for self-care and family time, so I try not to have plans on Sundays. I need at least one day in the week to not think about work, business or blogging. The only exception is business team meetings at 6:30 pm every Sunday.
  • On Monday, I’m taking the day off to take care of some personal errands that I can’t do on the weekends.
  • Tuesday is back out to work. We’re having a team meeting to streamline our workflow in the office.
  • Wednesday is product ordering day. Soon the warehousing system we have set up will stop and we will be importing our products individually for our customers. Easy for persons use to online shopping but a learning curve for me. 
  • I don’t have anything major planned for this week. Just the usual, go to work, work the business, blog, create content and try and balance all the aspects of my life based on my priorities and values.

What I’d like to get done.

Since moving, I feel like my routines have been out of flux. I feel stressed, tired and disordered. My life is out of sync, and I need to get it back on track. To get back on track this week, I will do the following.

  1. Set aside about 1-2 hours this evening to get back in touch with myself. My plan of action for this:
    1. 15min meditation
    2. free flow journaling and goal setting session
    3. planning my week
  2. At the end of each day, I will spend 15-30mins reviewing my day and preparing for the next. Prompts (I got some of these prompts from someone but can’t recall who):
    1. Tomorrow’s goal
    2. How I can show up for myself tomorrow
    3. Today’s achievements
    4. What I need to let go of
    5. Happy thought for the day
    6. Positivity score for the day
  3. Include time in my week for learning something about my business, blogging and an area of weakness.
  4. Self-care, self-care, self-care.

What I’ve been thinking about.

  • My younger brother and I are both on a self-growth, inner awareness, self-love journey and we were taking about starting a podcast together. 
  • Although, I like my new space, I’m missing being in self-contained home away from people and emmersed in nature. December the lease on this new place is ending and maybe I will not renew it.
  • I want plants. Any suggestions for a beginner plant mom? Something low maintenance, resilent and can survive well indoors.

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Thank you for reading.

AmethystAP

How do you get back on track? Do you do weekly reviews?

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3 Replies to “Stream of Randomness Saturday and Weekly Review: (16 Oct 2021)”

  1. Do I write a weekly review? No. Should I? Perhaps. Will I? Probably not.
    Like anything, we try things to help us cope with adversity, and gain happiness. What works for one may work in part for others. My writing, music, fitness, and my dedication to the people I care about is what I use to maintain a level of happiness that is sustainable in the long term.
    Could I be happier? Sure, but I know what I have is the best it will be – for now.

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