Weekend Wisdom: The opposite of perfection is freedom.
I thought I was above the fray.
On Monday afternoon, I turned my attention from breaking news and election updates to self-care. I didn’t look at any of it until Wednesday. I thought I’d skip election day hype and wake up Wednesday, get some answers and move on (staying calm and grounded). Part of that happened. I stayed out of all of it. I asked my husband not to tell me anything. We didn’t talk about it Tuesday night and I slept soundly.
When I did my first check on Wednesday, it was all downhill from there. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Sitting on the edge of my seat with nervous energy. Into the fray.
I got sucked in.
Thursday afternoon, I started to pull myself out. I went for a walk (pictured above). I took big deep breaths. I still didn’t have the answer I was looking for, but I did have clarity. Keeping a close eye on unfolding news is not good for my mental health and fresh air, moving my body and letting go of what’s out of my control is good for my mental health.
I knew that and I know it sound obvious, but sometimes we have to slow down and say it out loud. What makes us feel good? What makes us feel bad? What adds value to our lives? What doesn’t? This kind of clarity is what helps us live more joyfully and intentionally.
Here’s to more of the good stuff.
Ok … onto the favorites:
Sweater weather playlist.
51 ways to destress and calm down (yes, we need at least 51 right now).
It’s not too late for us. Let’s make the most of 2020.
20 quotes and notes we need to read 20 times a day.
Instead of checking the news, I’m going to listen to this song over and over again.
How to navigate family dynamics during the holidays (a.k.a. honor your inner voice, while respecting theirs).
This time last year, I wrote this.
5 acupressure points to help relieve overwhelm right now.
I am absolutely in love with this soup. I made a veg version this week and it will be going into regular rotation.
How to be at home.
Feeling anxious? Try stress cleaning.
This week’s Instagram favorite is this image from @thebehappyproject. Great reminder now and always!
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.