Mindful Monday: Plan

Hello, beautiful wonderful folks!

Totally honest here… I did not want today to be Monday yet. I worked a full day on Saturday and yesterday did not give me enough time to recover. But we’re coming up on a long weekend, so I’m focusing on that! Either way, I’m feeling pretty good about the week so far. Hopefully I can hang onto the positive attitude!


Last Week…

I think we succeeded in settling back into our regular routine, whatever that consists of. I did get stuck in a bit of a rut during the middle of the week and got hit pretty hard by an anxiety attack, but somehow managed to crawl out of it and I think we’re back on the other side again. So yay for that!

I didn’t get a lot of writing done, but I did get some blogging work done, mainly behind the scenes of course. And I dragged myself back into the reading habit. Also good.

Even though it was an incredibly boring week and nothing exciting happened AT ALL, sometimes that’s for the best. There’s plenty of time for exciting and busy.

This Week…
  • Keep doing research on mental health strategies – it’s actually been super helpful in getting me through rough patches.
  • Finish reading another book!
  • Maintain the clean house that we created over the weekend.
  • Get out for a walk at least three different times.
  • Go get my horse out of the pasture at least once and just spend some time with her – bonus points if I get to sit on her!
  • Continue using my planner/bullet journal, no matter how stupidly simple the process I’m using seems

What I’m Thinking About…

I love my horse hobby and its one of my favorite parts of my life, even if right now I’m living vicariously through other people’s experiences while I wait for my body to finish growing a human. But I was reading one of my favorite blogs, The Jumping Percheron, and this past week she wrote this post about how important hobbies can be as an escape from the real world. While I wish it wasn’t always necessary to have that escape option, that’s just the way this world is sometimes and I know that without my hobbies (writing, horses, etc) I would be incredibly lost.

Last week during the dark depths of that previously mentioned anxiety attack I started doing research about various mental illnesses and different ways to combat them. While looking at some stuff about planners, I ran across this Medium article about bullet journals and their effect on the mind. I’ve always loved the idea of bullet journaling and I also love to plan, but I’ve been terrible about following through on both of those things. This time around I decided to keep things ridiculously simple and I started a bullet journal again over the weekend. It’s not fancy or pretty but its efficient and it has a very minimalist clean look that is calming for my anxious little brain. Who knows if I’ll actually follow through this time, but its possible.

I didn’t have anything special to recommend this week, but I’m keeping an eye out and I’ll probably have a boatload to share with you guys next time!

What does y’all’s week look like? Let me know!

Love and kindness, always!

Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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