Intentions: review and setting (week 27)
Here is a review of last week’s intentions, and my aspirations for this week.
Health and Wellbeing
I ate healthy snacks in the evening and went to ballroom and Latin dancing. I also did more yoga and walking than usual.
I’ve noticed that my to-do lists and becoming too long and overwhelming, causing unnecessary stress.
This week: Reduce the number of items on my to-do list.
I made a list of the outstanding reading from my Critical Reading course, which has now finished. I will work through this in my own time.
Although I haven’t done any art journalling for a long time, I have been feeling a spark of creativity return but have a desire to explore with fabric and stitch rather than paint and paper. Inspired by this post on the Willow in Winter blog, I ordered the Craftpod summer box: https://willowinwinter.com/2021/06/30/craftpods-summer-box-2021/
This week: Make a start on the embroidery in the Craftpod box.
I finished listening to The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey. The next books I need to read are The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley and Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse.
This week: Read The Hunting Party.
I finished working through the first section of A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders and wrote an outline for a short story I’ve already drafted in order to give it more structure. I’ve also signed up to a Making People course with Writers’ HQ.
This week: Begin working through the exercises in the course, applying them to my short story character.
I managed to tidy the spare bedroom and the kitchen.
This week: Organise my desk and workspace.