Weekend Wisdom: If we don’t take time to do nothing, we compromise everything.
Curiosity is usually the cure.
It’s really interesting to me how quickly I can change a situation just my changing my thoughts around it. When I feel judgmental, I turn to curiosity. As soon as I notice a thought about what someone else is doing, or how they are acting or behaving, here are the first two things that cross my mind.
- This is not my business (thanks Byron Katie) and …
- If I am going to give it thought, can I be curious instead of assumptive.
Curiosity works well in other situations too. When I used to get bored, I’d go shopping. Now, I get curious. I ask … Why am I bored? What I’m I really interested in? How do I want to spend this time? The same goes for frustration or any kind of angst. Instead of reacting to it, fighting it or suffering through, I’m curious. I don’t always get there as quickly as I’d like, but eventually I settle into the questions and remind myself that how I experience this is usually completely up to me. If I want to feel bad, I can carry on with my judgements and assumptions or frustration and boredom or I can simply be curious. That little shift almost always changes everything.
Ok … onto the favorites:
How to be happy during a recession.
If you feel overwhelmed, breathe with me.
This is a beautiful book.
Are you ready to work less?
How to let go of sentimental items.
Asking for a friend, is it too soon to listen to this?
3 lessons from living on a sailboat.
If you want to know how to wake up earlier, tune in.
The pandemic impulse purchases we regret.
If your back to school mornings feel more rushed, try these 10 time-saving tips.
How to continue decluttering when you feel like quitting.
It might be silly, but I’m pretty happy about my horoscope.
13 reasons I’m so glad I quit drinking.
Because it doesn’t take up space, I love collecting beauty.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @romper because we all deserve a laugh (and it’s not a bad idea).
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.