I am a big time planner person. I have kept an Erin Condren Life Planner for 11 or 12 years and kept planners from Mead or some other brand before that. One of my favorite sticker shops HanCanPlan [https://www.etsy.com/shop/HanCanPlan] has a FB group where she recently started sharing a weekly journaling prompt. I really want to do this. I would love to be a pen and paper journaler, but I never follow through. It’s probably going to be a goal for year 40… for now, electronically. I might not share them all publicly; but time will tell.
I am going to try and share the image of the weekly prompt here.
- Self care + alone time.
- Reading before bed, every night.
- Tidy house.
- Unfollowing / unfriending on social media because I just don’t want to see it
Since I do not have kids, Moxie is it for me… She will sleep in my bed, she will come with me at times if/when appropriate. I will spoil the hell out of her and have more toys than any dog will ever need because I fucking can. And a million pictures, if you don’t like, unfollow or unfriend. She’s my happiness.
Self Care of any type. A bath, a nap, some planner time, mindless TikTok scrolling, a facial, whatever I want because it’s important. Alone time kind of goes with this. Sometimes I just want to do whatever I want without anyone else. It could be any of the aforementioned things and it could be just existing in my house / car / whatever place; alone.
Sleep used to be a struggle, it sometimes still is even with the help of meds, but I will make sure if I’m sleepy, I will sleep or nap. Naps are the best. The do not disturb feature on my phone is my favorite line of defending this!
Reading before bed; nap or for the night. It’s important to me to read 5 minutes or 3 hours, it’s what I do.
I will always keep a tidy house. Sometimes I will have a few days of dishes in the sink or piles of stuff on the counter, the table, my desk, but rest assured, it will be picked up, cleaned, tidied within a week [probably less]. I am not talking a deep clean of baseboards and ceiling fans, but just picked up. Laundry is the exception but it’s folded and on the butcher block behind the door of the laundry room.
In the last few years I’ve really enjoyed the unfollow button. No one knows you’ve done that, and it brings less shit and more joy to my social media. Unfriend will happen after a few years. I’m not dumb and can see who is limit their posts with me.
A lot of things I do / make priorities for are because the older I get the more I realize that I can pick who I want in and out of my life and just how much I share with them, is MY CHOICE. Those who want to be in / involved in my life, show it; and it’s reciprocated.