Day 10, Resolutions. Intentions. Kindness and Self-care.
I know that the word resolution makes everyone “freeze” because all of a sudden you need to give up carbs or go vegan or make sure you put those cigarettes down …thinking about an intention instead changed my perspective and created a space for more love, kindness and self-care.
So here’s a look back at 3 things I did that changed my life (and could also possibly change yours).
Blocked, muted and unfriended people that were no longer adding value to my well-being.
It’s called self-care, and it’s needed in a world filled with so much noise. People on the Internet can be horrid, but that doesn’t mean that you have to allow that kind of negativity into your life. Curating the timelines on your social media will change how you use social media and take you back to a time when you may actually enjoy checking in on your friends. Get rid of the negativity, and if you’re not ready to take the plunge to unfriend, then just mute; they will never know, and you will feel 100 times better. Promise.
Took emails off my phone.
Yup, you don’t need to be connected to your work with an invisible umbilical cord. I remembered a time before Blackberry took hold of us and made us believe we needed to be on email 24 hours a day. Not today Satan, or any day in 2023, or ever again! I treat email like the post. I’ll get to it when I have time, and if it’s imperative and urgent… you can call me. It’s funny because clients would call me to ask if I got their email, and my reply about not having email on my phone would generally make them rethink why they are so email dependent.
Moved all my meetings to Thursday and Friday (even over Zoom) so I could actually work for most of the week.
How crazy right? And it might not work for everyone, but I get the MOST done when I can switch off and write, so that’s what I did. For 3 days a week, I am tied to my keyboard and just write… and it’s one of the BEST things I ever done. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday is work time, and the rest of the week can be spent planning, plotting, and catching up. I have never been more productive.
So here’s to 2023, to good things, more self-care, loving louder and kindness!
Remember to treat yourself as you would your best friend.