You know when life feels tough, even the smallest of things can feel like milestones? That was definitely a feeling I had a number of times last week. Sometimes the most simple tasks take even more effort to get out and do. Get me to feel accomplished about commuting to three appointments in one day?… mmm, maybe. But getting to the store to buy toothpaste? Bam. I deserve a throne.
Thanks to Meg for the pat on the back
Like I said… I bought toothpaste.
AND contact solution
I even got a load of laundry done
I baked. Two things:
Kat’s Blueberry Banana Muffins which are soft and light and delightful
…with added chocolate chips
And some baked oatmeal using this recipe. I halved the recipe but kept in the full egg – I like my baked oats dense and spongey. I added blueberries and, bet you can’t guess….chocolate chips.
Seems to be a theme these days
I needed some soothing. As is the case most weeks. I gave myself a number of acts of self care that had been missing in my routine lately.
I went for two morning walks. I used to go on these all the time guys. It actually makes me sad to realize I’ve been neglecting them. But, I got back to it a bit and each one felt really nice.
….I took pictures in the sun
And after one, picked up a latte on my way back. That was also very, very nice.
I listend to my cravings on my way home from the other and made myself a surgery iced coffee to go along with my breakfast. I think that’s a first. Ever. (hot always win in the morning).
I had a couple short but sweet sit downs in the park – thrown in amidst our super annoying weather (grumble grumble mad mad grr)
During one I skimmed through two plays I thought I wanted to read. Only to learn, I do not want to read them. So although nothing was “completed” I learned I can let those ones go, and that felt just as productive.
I bought a gift
I went to my final class of the film workshop I’ve been taking. It’s been so helpful and I feel so so much more ready to take on this industry. That shift of attitude feels productive in of itself.
I had a really peaceful night with my watercolors. Unplugged, with Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap in the background. I even came out with two pieces I’m actually happy with – for gifts.
Things that make me feel less productive?
I went to the dentist. Then I killed three hours at home with the most frozen face (yes – entire FACE) I’ve ever had. It was dinner time and I couldn’t eat. Spending that time alone at home was a big achievement, I’ll give you that.
…actually… the freezing was friggen hilarious and added some lightness to my week.
During said time I organized and deleted the latest batch of pictures on my computer
I saw a new therapist. Meh. Paying $100 to just talk about your history – as is required on those first sessions – always feels like a total blow. I also don’t know how I feel about her, but I have to give it a chance.
Also saw the nutritionist again.What makes you feel like a bad ass? External or internal achievements? #weekinreview #productivity #selfcare Click To Tweet
Its interesting to see the things that actually make me feel productive – like, you know, that really happy, achieved feeling deep down in your soul? – vs the things that actually don’t give me any of that feeling. Its usually the things that externally, or “on paper,” are achievements that I kind of throw away, while the things that are maybe smaller or more geared inward are the things that make me feel strengthened. Behind my throne you may put up a plaque that says
She bought toothpaste
She rolled on grass
She colored in bed
Yeah, she’s a bad ass
What makes you feel productive? Checking off a bunch of appointments and “must dos,” or doing something new for yourself?
In the morning – coffee hot or cold?