Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Katy (Wild and Wanderful) and myself. We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. We’d love if you could join us!
This week’s themes: Thinking, Finding, Allowing, Insisting, Repeating.
Look, it’s Sunday and I’m actually writing and posting a Sunday Lately! (Joke’s on you, I’m scheduling this in advance. But hey, it’s Sunday and there’s something here. I count that as a victory.)
My goodness, I am STILL thinking about my planner. Like what? I don’t need to be using all this time for it! But planners and notebooks make me happy. Why are you denying me my happy, single-focused-planner thoughts??
To that point, I’m still finding planners that I like. I know, I know! Katy, this one’s for you, because I found another something SHINY. I want to keep everything together in one notebook and the Arc book I made for blogging is nice but BIG and I want something purse-sized. And then it hit me. A travelers notebook. I can keep everything together, but I can have separate books for each client, blog, home to-dos, and so on, AND not worry about sectioning off a regular notebook.
I am allowing myself to feel the things, acknowledge them, and then not let it be the main focus for the rest of my day. A few Thursdays ago, I got totally derailed by imposter feelings in the morning and it drove the car for the rest of the day. Like Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Your fear should always be allowed to have a voice, and a seat in the vehicle of your life. But whatever you do — don’t let your fear DRIVE.”
That is a surefire way to crash through a guardrail and sail into the ocean in flames.
I absolutely HATE asking for help. I will not do it. I think it makes me look like I can’t do something for myself and I was not raised to sit around and let people do for me. I insist that I can do things and I don’t need anyone’s help. Well I cracked and asked my step-dad to help me move a couch while he and my mom were here this past week. It kinda isn’t perfect in the room and I need to rearrange (I know I’ve made that comment before) things a bit more, but for now, it’s much better than the 30+ year old loveseat I was using.
Plan, plan, plan. Basically I’m just repeating all the planning prompts, aren’t I? I’ve been repeating a morning habit and I love it. I get up, I make coffee, I sit and journal. I’ve been on a hot streak of writing since January 2 and it’s a great way to ramp up for the day.
How do you get yourself started each day? And what have you been doing lately?