ROUTINE & SELF-FORGIVENESS

Over the NYE weekend I was in Austin, TX. I drank, I danced, I cuddled, I laughed, I explored, I relaxed, I had loads of fun plus some emotional roller coster conversations. It was the unexpected break I needed before coming back to New York City and kicking off 2018.

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Here we are, January 4th. Still in bed in my NYC apartment, in the myst of waiting for Winter Storm Grayson to hit, slept 12 hours STRAIGHT (amazing) AND I get to work from home today!

What a perfect day to: review my 2018 intentions, be grateful I have a roof over my head, reflect on the wonderful weekend I had, and prepare myself for getting back into my usual routine starting NOW. 

I tend to be too hard on myself, especially when it comes to “falling off” my routine. I fail once and give up. Stress over perfection. Looking back, I feel like I spent a great deal of 2017 being too hard on myself, over complicating my life, goals, values, and slip ups.

This year, I intend to be more forgiving, kind, and soft to myself. Life is hard enough as it is. I don’t need to make it worse for myself with phrases like “you should have“.

As amazing as the holidays/my trip was, I am so excited to get back into my routine and to get back to the daily work. You see … my routine isn’t a rut, its not a grind … it’s a hustle. Or as Tony Robbins says, it’s the hunger.  I’m excited to continue to see myself grow, learn, and stumble then arise a stronger person.

Today’s plan is:

  • Start the day off with a nice big cup of lemon water + splash Apple Cider Vinegar, take Probiotic, Vitamin C + Multivitamin. Make smoothie!
  • Light a candle, get living room set up to work, turn on computer and some fun Top 40 music
  • Work throughout the day with some mindful breaks. If things are slow, I’ll take some time to journal
  • Have a meal prepped lunch with Whole Food’s Mom’s Chicken Soup (THE BEST)
  • More working – since I won’t have too many distractions, going to try to get ahead on some things
  • Dinner & relax! Maybe a face mask?

 

2 thoughts on “ROUTINE & SELF-FORGIVENESS

  1. I love how you think: Intentions instead of New Years Resolutions (NYR). I quit living by the spirit of NYR years ago, because like most people I made and quickly broke them and quit until next year. Now I make goals and review them frequently and draw a line in the sand and start over if I failed that day. Based on your post I will start my day listing my intentions for the day with the long term goals as a guide.

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    1. Hi Dave! Thank you so much for stopping by & leaving a comment – I truly appreciate it! You hit the nail on the head with NYR. I love what you said about “drawing a line in the sand and starting over if I failed that day.” I need to keep that in mind. Sometimes I make a HUGE deal of what started out as a small misstep. If I initially just draw a line in the sand and continue on with my day, it would all be less painful. Good luck!

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