Weekend Wisdom: The opposite of perfection is freedom.
I’ve never seen a flower like this.
Since walking and hiking seem to be my only outdoor activities, I’m doing them every day. When it cools down, I’ll walk and hike multiple times a day. Today I made the mistake of “working for a minute” before my walk. An hour later, I had to force myself to break away to take a walk. The moment I felt the cool morning air on my face and heard the crunch of little pebbles under my feet, everything else fell away.
The biggest lies I tell myself are “It will just take a minute.” and “I’ll remember that.”
It’s rare that anything worth doing lasts “just a minute” or that we’ll be finished “in a sec” or that “a quick look” will be enough. We have to break away, turn off, shut down and come back.
Break away. The work, the dishes, the decluttering, the worries, the to-do lists … they can wait.
Ok … onto the favorites:
I love walking so was delighted to find out that it’s the perfect pandemic activity.
Seeing these two dogs and a goat are so much more enjoyable than watching the news.
This time last year, I wrote about why I don’t save journals or most sentimental items.
10 ways to carve out alone time when you don’t live alone.
Anyone trying a Sober September?
The first playlist I shared on Weekend Favorites last year.
Enfold yourself in small comforts. (NYT)
Listening to this on Audible.
How to practice intermittent silence.
I am here for A Year of Rest.
This book is 6 months old.
Until it’s time for holiday movies, let’s watch all the movies that feel like Autumn.
And my Instagram fav of the week is from @nedratawwab because boundaries can be so hard and are so important.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
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