Wednesday, March 22, 2017

five things I do once a week

Organize and clean
I am a stress cleaner. When I feel that things are out of my control and an anxiety attack is coming on, I clean and organize. It's one thing I can control and it makes me feel instantly better afterwards. It doesn't last very long but it's the act of making something better that is good for my soul

Listen to a self improvement podcast
It can be any podcast but I like it to be something that I can try that week like being more present or noticing little things, etc. It has made me more aware of myself as a human

Spend time alone
Maybe it's the introvert in me or the essentially only child in me, but if I can spend even an hour alone with nothing specific to do, it boosts my morale for the entire week. I think it's really important to spend time with yourself for a myriad of reasons but bottom line for me is that spending an hour a day with no one needing me or saying "Mrs Teacher!!" is glorious. 

Read for at least fifteen minutes
This is the hardest thing on the list for me, but I spend my days telling 13 year olds that reading is important, so it's necessary for me to practice what I preach

Spend quality time with my planner
I spend at least an hour on Sunday looking at my planner, writing things, making lists. It makes me feel like I have my life together. I hate keeping stuff in my phone, it is so much more satisfying to me to write stuff down.  It starts my week off right!

What are some things you do weekly? 
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