Last week was a hard one. I was pretty depressed and it became tremendously difficult to do much of anything. I take on a lot, and try to accomplish too much in a given day, and on top of that, I am way too hard on myself and feel guilty when I do not accomplish everything I tasked myself to do, and even more so if it’s not perfect. Then, when it becomes just too much, I crash mentally, and it’s almost impossible to get me to do anything until I can pull myself out of it. This is a continuous thing that happens in my life and so I never end up improving, just starting over. So this past week was about living through that and having a long and great conversation with my partner on how I can change this pattern of behavior.
Taking on too much
As I’ve come to accept that I take on way too much in one day, I have realized I need to set more realistic expectations of what I can accomplish and to appreciate all the things I do in the day, and just be proud. I also decided to stop working and put the phone down after a certain time. I would work until late in the evening and then find myself browsing on social media late at night, before I tried to sleep. That is in no way healthy. I treat my blog like a job more than a hobby, and because I work from home, it’s hard to draw a line and separate your home life and your work life. So finding a balance and sticking to a schedule will hopefully help alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety.
We went snowshoeing for the first time on Mt. Hood and it was one of the best experiences. Alex and I feel most like ourselves when we are out in nature. Everything slows down and makes sense, but in the winter months it can be hard to get ourselves out, but it was a nice sunny day and just an overall wonderful day on the mountain.
Things I am Loving
- This rare video of a baby Gorilla.
- DIY painted canvas tote.
- Jane Goodall is one of my heroes and reading this article about how her being a female was crucial to her success in a male dominated industry makes me love her even more!
- How to hang art like a minimalist
- Learning that the easiest breakfast has a ton of benefits.