Weekend Wisdom: Just because everything is chaotic around you doesn’t mean everything has to be chaotic within you.
Who knew we’d be podcasting partners one day?
Even though I recognize how incredibly fortunate I am to be healthy and working right now, I’m feeling a little complainy (yes I made that word up) about quarantine. I don’t want to decide what to make for dinner, order groceries online or clean my counters. I don’t want to read scary headlines, stress about what the numbers really mean or think about all of the loss.
I want to hug my kid, dine out, go back on book tour and celebrate my dear friend Rachel’s birthday in New York City next week as we had planned. Happy birthday Rachel, I love you!
I go through a little complainy phase like this every day, mostly to myself. It only lasts a few minutes and then I turn to what I love about this time right now, like how much more I’m connecting to friends and family, Bailey and I can still record the podcast together even though we aren’t in the same room, Mark and I are still hiking outdoors, I have food to eat, I’m sleeping well and it’s starting to warm up outside. And, of course I’m grateful for everyone out there working on the front lines so I get to stay safe at home.
Feel your feelings instead of judging them. If you are feeling antsy, worried or complainy, give yourself permission to feel it, say it or write it and then get back to what you love.
Ok … onto the favorites.
The Project 333 Virtual Book Tour is early next month. If you get a ticket, I’ll mail you a signed bookplate for your book and fun Project 333 stickers.
If you are looking for feel-good songs, here are 50.
In this video chat, I talk about the collective wake up call around health that many will be answering.
If you need to find your way back to sleep, here are a few good tips.
This is what’s helping me sleep right now.
This time last year I invited you to the Do Nothing Club.
I’ve heard everyone is baking banana bread. Did you know banana brownies are a thing?
I’m grateful for this Letter from the Editors of the NYT Book Review (NYT Article)
And my Instagram fav of the week is from @katenorthrup with this permission slip to do less.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
P.S. My sweet sister is hosting a free flow yoga class this Sunday and you are invited! Click here to join on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 a.m. Eastern (NYC). You can use this time zone converter to see what time it will be in your time zone. This class may fill fast so I recommend grabbing your yoga mat and clicking the meeting link a few minutes early.