Okay, to be fair, I have a boyfriend and romance isn’t what I’m looking for… but I would really like some help.
In honor of Valentine’s Day (and just the typical need for self care), I’ve set two seemingly-minor goals that I anticipate will have a big impact on my daily life and wellbeing and I’m hoping you all will help me get and stay on track!
- Twice daily meditation
- Using a planner to keep track of projects, reviews, writing goals (and to keep myself from overdoing it with obligations!)
Here’s where I need your help:
Meditation / Relaxation
I’ve never been good at seated meditation. Prior to a few spinal injuries (and even, at times, between) I’ve used ashtanga yoga as meditation. Now I’ve got injuries, vertigo, and fibromyalgia that are quite limiting to what I’m physically capable of, which is also why I need this more than ever!
What works for you? Do any of you have favorite guided meditations, apps, books, or relaxation techniques you’d be willing to share?
I’m looking for a good set of options so I have a few to choose from. General relaxation and clarity would be fantastic. Pain management and desensitization would be exquisite as well. I’ll need a combo of these. As I’ve mentioned before, I have fibromyalgia and the thing feeds itself with tension. I’m trying to unravel some knots. Also, I think anyone could benefit from regular meditation.
Planning / Charting
Maybe I need some kind of bullet journal… This is what I want to keep track of, at a minimum. (I also don’t want this to take up half my day so the simpler the better!)
- When I receive books for reviewing, proofreading, or just start reading for fun and when I’m expected to finish them – and track of my progress.
- Writing goals and deadlines written out clearly where I see them and can check them off as I go. Some goals are daily exercises (like #vss365 or 10+ minutes with a prompt), while I have monthly deadlines for 12 Short Stories, and various projects in between. (Like, umm… blog posts, for instance? 😉)
- Health stuff… Tracking sleep, meditation practices, medication changes, physical therapy, exercise, etc.
So, my organized friends (or those of you with Pinterest boards full of ideas), what are your suggestions?
You can comment on this post with links or whatever or message me here, find me on Pinterest, or Twitter.
I’ll be compiling interesting/favorite ideas, suggestions, blog posts, links, etc. into upcoming posts to share with all of you.
If you want to join me in my mission to be a healthier, more productive person, please do! I’d love some some buddies in this – even if our goals are only slightly similar!
Thanks so much!