Part of me feels I shouldn’t be making such a cheery greeting, with COVID-19 spreading across the world, and my state the hardest hit. But… we’re all alive until we aren’t, and something my life has shown me is that I have a superpower. I can find the silver lining in anything, and joy even when I’m frightened.
I have long since vowed to only use this superpower for good – so I’m going to greet my friends and readers as cheerfully as I can.
Other things I’m doing to spread joy are: yard and hometending; waving to passing cars; spending time just being with my offspring; preparing foods my family wants to eat; and sharing more fanfiction than I have in quite some time.
What about you? Are you spreading any joy these days? If so, how? If not – are there ways you could?
Completed: 12/16; 75%
In progress: 4/16; 25%
I cut this week’s action plan significantly, to give myself time to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances. It seems to have been a good approach.
Completed: 6/7; 86%
In progress: 1/7; 14%
I prioritize self-nurturance, physical activity, and social connection.
I read for information and/or pleasure daily.
- I make time every day for at least 10 minutes of reading.
- I dedicate an additional 20 minutes to reading four times each week.
- I dedicate an additional 30 minutes to reading three times each week. Due Weeks 1-12.
- I dedicate an additional hour to reading once each week.
I devote a minimum of 30 minutes every weekday, and 90 minutes over the weekend, to physical self-care.
- I cook at least two meals each week.
- I take Noli for a walk every day, excepting my day off.
I nurture current social connections, build new ones, and make an investment in future social endeavors. I connect throughout the week with five friends through social media.
Completed: 3/5; 60%
In progress: 2/5; 40%
I hometend for one hour four weekdays every week and three hours every weekend.
I work 27 Thing cleaning cycles through the house for maintenance/smaller tasks (use a timer!).
- I complete one graduated cycle, adding outside and porch.
I do 10-minute sprints on larger projects five times weekly.
- I choose a single project for weekly focus, using secondary/tertiary goals from last week if applicable. Posting an ad for the swimming pool.
- I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Clearing the side of the garage.
- I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Re-covering the well house.
- I complete each sprint.
Completed: 3/4; 75%
In progress: 1/4; 25%
I explore ways to fit lifetending into my life.
I list and triage the tasks I want to accomplish each week.
- List projects.
- Check bank balance Wednesday-Saturday.
- Finish Module One of financial goalsetting mini-course.
- Provision as possible for at least two weeks.
- Have everyone make a list.
- Fulfill lists as best we can in this priority:
- Hannaford order for pick up.
- Price Chopper order for pick up.
- Amazon for delivery.
Check into Chewy. Set up delivery?
Check Target/Wal-Mart as last options/for pick-up or delivery. Check back as needed for staples and be willing to adapt. Restock firewood. Do the laundry. Pay electric bill @Price Chopper. Remind Miah to pre-order Animal Crossing. Fill the gas tank. Get new flea collars for dogs (via Chewy or Amazon, or locally?).
- Triage projects.
- Tuesday: 33% completed; 67% in progress.
- Wednesday: 91% completed; 9% still waiting.
- Thursday: 67% completed; 33% still waiting.
- Friday: 100% completed!
- Saturday: 67% completed; 33% still waiting.
I schedule the tasks in my weekday schedule, based on priority and where they will fit into the flow of my days.
I score how effective I was at following the schedule (this will inform future weeks’ lists/scheduling). Completed: 72%; In progress: 13%; Still waiting: 15%.
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