I believe that in times like these, we have to take extra care of each other and take responsibility as a citizen of our communities - and while doing that I believe that parents are doing all the can to keep the mental state of their children safe - but what about our own mental balance? Are you keeping up your values and worth?
Of course we must all take extra measures now to stay fit and healthy - do some sport everyday day (I love my Asana subscription more than ever before) - and soak up the sun whenever it is shining...
One thing that I truly enjoy in life is the completion of a task - my satisfaction and happiness, when I have finished a job well. The daily growing of confidence and feeling of ‚I am here with a purpose‘ for every tick I can cross off my list. Over the coming weeks this will no doubt be harder to achieve from my work life, so I have set myself some new daily goals - every day with a purpose (apart from home schooling, cooking 3 meals a day and showing my family some extra love) - keeping my head focused and building on my own strengths - a way to take ‚A tick off the list‘ and I will feel completion... Perhaps it is something for you too?
Here my list for the first 20days: Day 1: Sort out the (too) many pictures on your smartphone (archive and delete)
Day 2: Cook a meal from one of your recipe books (one that you have never tried before)
Day 3: Try out a new hairstyle, can you braid or twist your hair into a different style? When you cannot go to the hairdresser for the next many weeks, can you disguise the grow line and fix the fringe yourself? And what about the men in your household? Next some stronger hold wax or a hairband? Perhaps ‚long hair don‘t care‘ is the new black?
Day 4: Sort out your bookshelf and for books that you no longer wanna keep, swap with your mailbox friends or place them somewhere where others can pick them up
Day 5: Sharpen all pencils and colour pencils in the house (get the kids to do their part too) If you feel like it then start a drawing that you can continue drawing on every day
Day 6: Tidy out the kitchen cupboard, putting everything into neat jars or jam glasses so you can see what you have, and label it with a pretty marker pen
Day 7: Plant some cress in your kitchen, it smells great, tastes delicious and gives you a instant fresh Spring felling.
Day 8: Make a happy box for each member in your house, filling it with wonderful memories of cards, medals, birth armbands, proposal stones, foreign money, love letters or anything else that you wish to keep safe (if you already have a happy box then enjoy spending time looking through it)
Day 9: Write postcards to your family elders, some work colleagues or anyone else that you would love to receive a card from
Day 10: Try on (almost) all your clothes. Is there something you never wear? Could someone else be happy wearing it? Save it for the kids, memories or the carneval. (An airing out of the fashion rail can almost feel like shopping...)
Day 11: Stand for a moment in your living room and look around - imagine the walls would have another colour (which would it be?), do you have pictures on the walls that make you happy? Does the room reflect your personality? Try to move around a thing or two (or ten?!) just for the sake of curiosity
Day 12: Make a list of all your passwords and perhaps one of your partners as well. In case something should happen to you, it might be nice for him or her to be able to access your things
Day 13: Start sorting out your loft room or basement, keep-sakes, recycling, season deco etc (place in boxes and label them). Online secondhand-markets are always open and more important than ever before
Day 14: Bake a difficult cake or try your patience with a creative dessert (and share a picture of your beautiful result)
Day 15: Go through your make up bags, boxes, bathroom cupboards. Perhaps it is time to use up all the small samples and almost empty bottles. Has some of your make up expired? Leave out everything that you wanna use up now, so you can see it and enjoy it. (you will any way not have guests for a couple of weeks so enjoy the space usage)
Day 16: Share some love with your plants, remove any dead leaves, detangle, wash the leaves and perhaps add some fresh soil if you still have some stored away. Indoor and/or outdoor
Day 17: Collect all single socks that the washing machine has not yet eaten, keep for when the shops open again. H&M (and others) have a fabric recycle collection point in their shops
Day 18: Read up on the lyrics of all the songs that you only know half. You always thought that you could sing along to the newest pop? Might be surprised by some of them... Could turn into a fun pop quiz night for the whole family
Day 19: Has the home office work taken over the living room? Perhaps a neater filling system will help you out. Online you can get great folders and archive boxes that will look good in your home (and then also in your office when you carry it all back in some weeks) or make your own
Day 20: It is the 2020 day. Take some time to reflect over the things that you would still like to achieve this year - perhaps your priorities have changed a bit since Januarys resolutions? Can you achieve these goals from home? Online? Or when normally sets back in? Make a priority list for yourself - this could be the year where you learn the most
Happy ticking off - happy living - happy health.
SOMETIMES IT LOOKS SO EASY. SOMETIMES IT LOOKS SO FINE. SOMETIMES IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE REAL LIFE. SOMETIMES MY BEAUTIFUL REALITY LOOKS JUST LIKE THIS... #reallife #reality #lifeisbeautiful #lovemylife #luckyme #whatamess #simplesolutions #notalwayshomebaked #foodstyling #freshflowers #3kids #noisy #gettingchallenged #betruetoyourself #spoilmama #honestyfirst