Weekly Wrap-Up 3

Weekly Wrap 3 | Goodnotperfect.com

Weekly Wrap 3 | Goodnotperfect.com

Hi Mary & Em,

What a week!  My second week at the new job, now 3 sick kids in total, plus me getting over a full fledged sinus infection (remember I told you I had a pesky cold?  It turned into raging headache slash pain in the maxilla slash shooting ear pain).   Meanwhile, I am having to adjust to working five days a week every week.  You guys know that at my old job, I had 26 Fridays off a year, which meant I could schedule haircuts, get the occasional grocery trip in, and cross a nagging task or two off of my to do list.  Even the weeks I worked five days, I had visibility into when my next Friday off would be, and could put things off until then.  And I think even more importantly, I could use that Friday to regroup and make new lists and scribble on the calendar. (more…)

The Weekly Game Plan – Mary’s Journal Entry

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This 10 week initiative from Good Not Perfect and Simplify, Live, Love is aimed at simplifying, finding time for yourself, and being happier. You can read about the 10 week project here and here.

When I first read Laura’s description of the journal entry for this week, I thought, “How simple!  I’m doing that already.”  Then after patting myself on the back, I sat down to pen an honest list of everything I need to do this week.  Turns out I’m not actually doing this very well … at all …

In reality, I make a mostly mental list that is completely inadequate, given that the brain can only remember four things at once.  Then I spend the entire week overwhelmed and snapish, trying to figure out when I’m going to fit in all my to-dos. (more…)

Spring into Balance – Week 4

This 10 week initiative from Good Not Perfect and Simplify, Live, Love is aimed at simplifying, finding time for yourself, and being happier. You can read about the 10 week project here and here.

Spring into Balance - a journey toward finding happiness

We’re moving on this week from reflection to “making time.”  Hopefully the last few weeks you’ve dialed back the activities a bit, started to reflect on priorities, and identified some low hanging fruit for things you can cut out of your day (things that are neither super important nor super enjoyable).  If you haven’t joined us, here’s all you need to know (more…)