I don’t know what it is about Mondays lately but I feel super lost when I sit down to write these posts. I blame a) the lack of clean clothes due to slow-drying laundry due to rain, and b) the way I’ve been pushing myself to do more on weekends instead of less. But also today I felt like every time I got a second to breathe, someone interrupted me. Which is what usually happens when I get up around the time my sister comes back from school. Today was a harsh reminder.
Last week I threw out the idea of taking more breaks — a simple, specific branch of what I really need to learn how to do, which is use my time deliberately. The thing about accidentally taking several years off from doing anything with your life is you get really good at wasting time.
Attempts to fix that as a whole in one go have failed catastrophically, and while I make a lot — an endless string, it seems — of mistakes, I do in fact learn from them. Sometimes. So my goal for last week was to take deliberate breaks — deliberate as opposed to languishing in inactivity while feeling guilty about it like I normally do.
I’m going to be straight with you here and say, that is fucking hard to quantify, y’all. But I think I did okay! For a first attempt at it, anyway. I managed to get off my laptop to sew up a square scarf two days in a row, and then on Saturday, I managed to get off my laptop to make a collage. These are breaks, don’t argue with me, I don’t get a say in what my brain thinks of as a break, I just know it when I feel it. And I felt it a few times last week, in between getting other stuff done. So I say success. Hooray! Onward and upward.
Weekly Wishes [Link-up]
Here are some things that I want to do:
- Keep better track of my clothes (work harder at laundry), eat more (stock up on snacks), go to bed early (earlier)
- Take a picture of the vision board I made, model and shoot my scarf, mail out said scarf to its rightful owner
- Write more blog posts, get back to more people, make a big editorial calendar mockup just for fun (on my bed, with my cat)
- Read the SEO analysis for my photography shop and do — something about it? (wow, visceral ‘do not want’ award, but my best friend can’t put up listings for me if I don’t lay it all out for her!)
- Cut the fuck out of my last Spoonflower shipment (a lot of it’s designed ready-to-cut), pull a ‘let’s see how much I can get done in one day’ marathon (bring snacks), finish up my logo and order a custom stamp (I still have that gift card)
- Try not to fall into another ‘my business is slow so instead of make things I’m going to worry’ wallow
- Take an hour every day to catch up on reading blogs and answering new messages so they don’t add to the pile
- Stuff and also things
Love me, nice people of the Internet. Whisper sweet nothings in my ear. Attention and flattery are excellent for morale. Also sleep. As in sleep is good for morale, and also as in attention and flattery are good for sleep. Also as in I think I may have slept too much this morning, and now I’m suffering for it. Life is hard, y’all. And so is sleep.
(Let’s pretend I just zipped my mouth shut.)
(Now let’s pretend you want me to make you a media kit.)