I took a trip to Oakland Nursery in New Albany, OH after work because I wanted to check out their stock of terracotta clay pots. The last time I visited, it was still pretty cold out, and their supply was limited, so I was really looking forward to the weather breaking so I could visit again and see their spring stock. I love coming to this place. I always find myself pulling my phone out to take photos every time I'm here. All the greenery and plant pots make me giddy.
I've been thinking of some things that I want to accomplish this week. Nothing major or groundbreaking, but just some small things that can make a huge difference in how I move through my days.
Focus on one book at a time. I have so many books that I've yet to read, but all of a sudden, I've become interested in reading them all - at once. I will literally pick up a book, begin reading it, and 15 pages in, decide to start on a new book. Surely I'm not the only person who does this. Please tell me at least one of you has a habit of doing this too, so that I won't feel like a crazy person.
Right now, I'm back and forth between In The Company of Women and You Are a Badass. I almost feel like I am capable of reading both of these together. I can do this, right? Okay, so scratch my original thought. I'm going to focus on two books at a time.
Meditate everyday this week. Even if it's just for 10 minutes, I'm going to make it my mission to put that time aside to clear my mind and escape from all distractions. Speaking of, don't forget to download Calm's app so you can take advantage of all of their premium content for free on April 5th.
Stay calm during stressful situations. Because I have a stressful job due to unbelievably needy coworkers and no one following procedure, this intention can prove to be very challenging, so we're gonna pray on this one. I can admit that my fuse is short, and it doesn't take much to set me off. I need to work on that. Every situation doesn't require my energy. Life is about learning yourself, and knowing what to give your energy to and what doesn't deserve it.
Have some fun. I don't like to make plans, so I never know what's in store for my weekends. I move about based on my mood. This past weekend was all about hibernation, so I may enjoy some laughs this weekend with my good friend here in Columbus. Here's hoping for nice weather because I'm currently daydreaming of sipping a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc on The Tavern's patio. I just might have finally found my Cheers here. The vibe is so chill and laid back. Every time I go there, I feel right at home. And it's definitely a place I can go to alone, which says a lot.
Have a glorious week, and don't forget to take time out for yourself. My daily mantra.