This week was all about getting work done on my user-generated content book chapter while making time for learning new skills. I have been working from my mother’s house in Florida so it has been nice to take breaks that include walks on the beach, trips to my favorite childhood restaurants, reading new books, and lots of crafting activities. It has also proven to be an excellent time for rethinking my routines and approaches to work, writing, and getting things done.
Here are a few fun items I have stumbled upon along the way:
How to optimize your office for healthy working conditions
(I am a big fan of Blue Zones and Fort Worth is a Blue Zone city!)
Tips on how to open up your heart chakra
(Bonus: you get to say an awesome Hawaiian word as part of it)
Learning about how to “Brave the Wilderness” from Brene Brown
Key questions to ask yourself:
- Did I respect my own boundaries? Was I clear about what’s okay and what’s not okay?
- Was I reliable? Did I do what I said I was going to do?
- Did I hold myself accountable?
- Did I respect the vault and share appropriately?
- Did I act from my integrity?
- Did I ask for what I needed? Was I nonjudgmental about needing help?
- Was I generous toward myself?
These have been particularly helpful for me as I try to moderate my social media use as well as my phone use as I learn more about digital wellness.
And, for those of you that are curious about the crafting part of my week, I learned how to make a pattern, cut fabric, and sew a Japanese knot bag from scratch courtesy of Fran Bright (PS – I might have a new YouTube sewing star on my hands!).