Wow, the week sure did go by quickly! That's what happens when life gets busy. A couple things I want to touch on this week....name change for these Monday posts, and what to do when things get a little nuts, which given the time of year, is likely happening to a lot of people right now.
First, the name of these Monday posts. I've decided that I don't really like the name "Motivation Monday", so I'm dropping it. Not sure if I'll come up with a special name for these Monday posts or not, but for now, each one will just be titled based on the content. I hope you'll join me as I continue exploring life and all the ways we can make it groovy.
Now let's talk about this busy time happening now, or just gearing up for you. I spent yesterday at The Well Event in Oakville. It was a fantastic day, and I did 26 readings. Can I just say, WOW?!? That is the most readings I've ever done in one day. I had a lot of fun, and really enjoyed meeting everyone who booked a reading. And boy, was I tired last night. And today too. That's okay though; that's how it is when doing events like this. I'm going to take a bit of time today and just unwind a bit to get my energy back up.
I'm looking ahead at the rest of my week, though, and the weeks to come, and seeing that there is all my regular stuff on my plate this week, plus some special orders for journals, a busy Saturday, and an event on Sunday. Beyond that, the weeks look pretty much the same. Seeing that, especially when I'm already feeling a bit depleted, makes part of me want to cancel everything and hibernate for the next 6 weeks. But I know, that's not what I really want, it's just a temporary, natural response to where I'm at right now. It's okay, and so am I.
So, how am I going to roll into the holidays, without being exhausted and stressed? By doing a few simple things to help maintain my connection with my self and my family, and by keeping my awareness on where I am right now. I'll be scheduling breaks, time off, and low key time both alone, and with my family. Without these times, I won't enjoy the next month and a half very much, and will mostly just be looking forward to Christmas and all that goes with it, being over. I really don't want that to happen.
To keep my mind focused on what I'm doing right now, I'll be keeping my planner handy all the time. It's important to be aware of upcoming events so I don't lose track of what needs to be done, but keeping all of it in my current awareness is exhausting and stressful, at least for me. To prevent this, I keep all the details in my planner, and only focus on what needs doing now, with a little more awareness of what else is happening today. Before adding anything else to my schedule, and at the start of every day, I look at my planner to be sure I'm not overbooking, and not forgetting anything. I also spend a bit of time at the start of every week going through my planner to get an overview over the coming week, while looking for spots where I might need one of those "me" breaks, and scheduling them in.
These steps make all the difference for me. I hope they help you as well.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Keep on groovin;'
My name is Kayleigh Radatus, and I'm the creator of This Groovy Life. As far as I'm concerned, we're here to really live and love This Groovy Life, and it's my purpose to help you do exactly that! I hope this blog is helpful. If there are any Personal Empowerment or Metaphysical topics you'd like me to cover, send me a message!