Weekly Reflection 2021 – 15

  • The Best Part of this Week: it was really wonderful to get away a little this week.
  • I celebrate: booking our vacation, even if very last minute
  • I am grateful for:  getting to spend some days over the water. water always centers me.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode every day i was home times, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms 5 days a week. And did 50 mins of restorative yoga and 40 mins of stretching.
  • This week, I said yes to:  working even though i didn’t want to.
  • I said no to: canceling my vacation for work.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am feeling grounded and peaceful for now. working on staying in this quiet place.
  • Top Goals Review: n/a
  • My mood this week was: calm
  • I am proud of: i am proud of all the exercise i am doing and how calm it’s making me feel.
  • I release: the desire to absorb others’ pain. it’s so hard for me when people i love aren’t happy..
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it’s always always worth going near the water.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 13

  • The Best Part of this Week: was going climbing in the city.
  • I celebrate: small victories this week
  • I am grateful for:  people who are going out of their way to help me and look out for me.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode seven times, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms 5 days a week. And did 30 mins of yoga and 40 mins of stretching and took a long walk.
  • This week, I said yes to:  going to Djerassi.
  • I said no to: working on Friday.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): things are still touch and go here but I am working on leaning into love and peace way over anything else.
  • Top Goals Review: did not get that much done this week :/ 
    • Work:  did not write up the 3 for L and 3 for D. did finish coaching assessment. did prep for reviews.
    • Personal:  did not really get back to drawing but did journaling.
    • Family: did not take walks with J. did one thing with N and did not do one thing with D. did not book vacation for April.
  • My mood this week was: anxious
  • I am proud of: my climbing.
  • I release: still in my head too much.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that i am struggling but i will be okay.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 12

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was having a 3 (maybe 4-) day weekend.
  • I celebrate: taking a little downtime
  • I am grateful for:  a conversation i had with a friend at work that helped put my mind at ease
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode thrice, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms 4 days a week. And did 30 mins of yoga and 40 mins of stretching and 10 mins of cardio.
  • This week, I said yes to:  hosting a social.
  • I said no to: doing overtime.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): things are still touch and go here but I am working on leaning into love and peace way over anything else.
  • Top Goals Review: did not get that much done this week :/ 
    • Work:  did not write up the 3 for L and 3 for D. did not finish coaching assessment. did not prep for reviews.
    • Personal:  did not really get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: did not take walks with J. did one thing with N and did not do one thing with D. did not book vacation for April.
  • My mood this week was: i’ve still been anxious but i am working on it actively and some days are definitely better than others.
  • I am proud of: all the exercise i am trying to do. i wish i could say the same about the nutrition too.
  • I release: i’ve been in my head a lot this week, about work, about my body, about my trip. on and on. i’d like to release all of it.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that i might be okay after all.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 11

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was going to the city with Jake and climbing in the gym with so many new routes and then having some delicious food.
  • I celebrate: big boy getting a summer job.
  • I am grateful for:  our health and some small semblances of “normal” life.
  • This week, I exercised: I’m climbed 3 times a week, rode twice a week, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms 4 days a week. And did yoga and stretching.
  • This week, I said yes to:  cleaning my husband’s office.
  • I said no to: reading over connecting.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am finally starting to feel better. I’ve been trying to be patient with myself and stay in the learning space.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  did not write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, did email advocates, did figure out more steps for analyst+pgm. did finish coaching paperwork.
    • Personal:  did not really get back to drawing and journaling. still pondering on this.
    • Family: took fewer walks with J this week. did one thing with N and did one thing with D. did not book vacation for April.
  • My mood this week was: finally starting to feel better. anxious about work and still feeling much better than last week.
  • I am proud of: how hard i’ve been climbing. i am really trying.
  • I release: i would like to release my worries about work. things will move the way they do and then they will either be okay or not okay, worrying right now will really not help so I would love to release it.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that i still have a long way to go.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 10

  • The Best Part of this Week: Hmm this was a tough week for me. We’ll have to go with the best part being that I was productive.
  • I celebrate: the taxes being done.
  • I am grateful for:  some solid reading time this weekend.
  • This week, I exercised: I’m now climbing 3 times a week, riding twice a week, doing 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms 4 days a week. I also do yoga and stretching.
  • This week, I said yes to:  finishing several things that were on my todo list.
  • I said no to: working over the weekend.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i have not been feeling wonderful and I am trying to sit with the why so I can slowly shift my mentality.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  did not write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, did not email advocates, did sort of figure out more steps for analyst+pgm. met with Brit. Finished perf (almost).
    • Personal:  did not get back to drawing and journaling. i think i maybe found a book to journal with.
    • Family: took walks with J. did not really do one thing with either kid. did celebrate N.
  • My mood this week was: I felt really sad and down all week. Depleted, overwhelmed and like walking through mud.
  • I am proud of: doing things anyway.
  • I release: i would like to release all the grief i am giving my own self but i am not sure how to do it.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: being inside a negative cycle sucks.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 9

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was getting some work done and getting to climb again.
  • I celebrate: doing a lot of cleaning up this weekend.
  • I am grateful for:  my sore muscles from all the climbing.
  • This week, I exercised: i’ve continued to do a lot of exercise.
  • This week, I said yes to:  powering through perf.
  • I said no to: giving myself a hard time about the food.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i’ve been trying to take care of myself and see what i can do to give myself more grace and love.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  did not write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, did sort out advocates, talked to R, and talked to A, figured out next steps for analyst+pgm.
    • Personal:  i did some drawing and journaling but not as much as i would have wished, and i did bike to 30 mins.
    • Family: took walks with J. did one thing with N and did one thing with D.
  • My mood this week was: i ended up starting last week with a lot of energy and ended it fully depleted. so i didn’t write last week. but this week was better. so taking it one step at a time.
  • I am proud of: taking care of myself.
  • I release: that i didn’t get all my exercise done this week.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i really do need to journal more, i still feel pretty discombobulated.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 7

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was taking a little time to get away with my boys.
  • I celebrate: just feeling content at the moment.
  • I am grateful for:  my new admin who’s helping me have lunch everyday and helping me stay more sane in general.
  • This week, I exercised: I did so much exercise this week! 40 mins of core exercises, 40 mins of arms exercises, 60 minutes on the bike, 20 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes of stretching, and 3 hours of hiking/walking and I went climbing!
  • This week, I said yes to:  taking a short vacation.
  • I said no to: still not drawing and journaling unfortunately.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): taking a vacation is a step closer to honoring all of my values.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  made it through nbu review.
    • Personal:  did not really get back to drawing and journaling
    • Family: took walks with J. did one thing with N and D.
  • My mood this week was: a bit rushed since i only had two and a half working days.
  • I am proud of: taking time off when it’s so hard for me to do so.
  • I release: that i didn’t get all my exercise done this week.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i really need to remember to spend my energy and time on what matters most.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 6

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was big boy’s 16th birthday!
  • I celebrate: my sweet, wonderful son. my amazing sister. and my wonderful uncle who all had birthdays this week!
  • I am grateful for:  the three day weekend, they are always perfect for me.
  • This week, I exercised: I did so much exercise this week! 50 mins of core exercises, 50 mins of arms exercises, 20 mins of other strength classes, 60 minutes on the bike, 40 minutes of yoga, 40 minutes of stretching, and 2 hours of walking and I went climbing!
  • This week, I said yes to:  accepting what is.
  • I said no to: drawing and journaling unfortunately. I chose to let them go vs stressing myself.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i was much more peaceful this week and it felt wonderful.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  talked to D, worked on helping close NBU, did not write up L convo, did not yet make a plan for L/D.
    • Personal:  continued to tinker with and edit plan
    • Family: took walks with J. celebrated D. did not really do one thing with either 🙁
  • My mood this week was: calm and peaceful for the most part.
  • I am proud of: trying to not let all the work get to me.
  • I release: all that i didn’t get done this week and all the ways in which i’m dropping the ball everywhere.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i own my feelings, my thoughts, my life, and my choices.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 5

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was playing card games with little boy, we laughed so hard.
  • I celebrate: we had a get together with some of my coworkers from my first project at google, almost fifteen years ago. it was lovely to see them.
  • I am grateful for:  the kindness of friends in what was a really tough week.
  • This week, I exercised: I did so much exercise this week! 50 mins of core exercises, 50 mins of arms exercises, 40 mins of other strength classes, 60 minutes on the bike, 40 minutes of yoga, 40 minutes of stretching, and 3 hours of walking.
  • This week, I said yes to: opera while i journaled and meditation in bed!
  • I said no to: a lot of things while I was going through a rough period at work.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): my 100 days of radical wellness plan is still helping here.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  talked to L, sort of helped kickstart NBU, make a plan for L/D.
    • Personal:  definitely continuing to tinker with and edit plan
    • Family: took a walk with J. did one thing with N and did not do one thing with D.
  • My mood this week was: stressed and then miserable and then peaceful.
  • I am proud of: communicating my needs.
  • I release: all the pain from this week. it was a painful week.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that it’s ok to take what i need.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 4

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was sitting through the parent teacher conferences on Friday and hearing all the wonderful things my kids are doing.
  • I celebrate: one of my co-workers left this week, which was very sad, but we celebrated him with an impromptu chat on video and it was fantastic.
  • I am grateful for:  going climbing after taking a long break and getting back on the bike too!
  • This week, I exercised: I did so much exercise this week! 50 mins of core exercises, 50 mins of arms exercises, 40 mins of other strength classes, 60 minutes on the bike, 35 minutes of yoga, 15 minutes of HIIT, 50 minutes of stretching, 2 hours of walking, and 3 hours of climbing!
  • This week, I said yes to: going climbing!
  • I said no to: going harder on the bike so I could make sure to heal.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): my 100 days of radical wellness plan is helping here. Thinking about these more.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  started changing cal, wrote down what to talk to L, started next steps for NBU.
    • Personal:  started new plan
    • Family: took walks with J. spent time with kids each day just listening but I need more here.
  • My mood this week was: present.
  • I am proud of: all the exercise I did this week.
  • I release: all the work i didn’t manage to finish this week
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that I can trust myself.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 3

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was making it through Wednesday, both for the country and for me personally at work. I was quite stressed out so once it came and went the rest of the week felt considerably lighter.
  • I celebrate: not having to watch the news as much anymore
  • I am grateful for:  my manager encouraging me to go outside my comfort zone and saying “yes” on my behalf 🙂
  • This week, I exercised: i did daily peloton classes: 15 minutes of meditation, 20 minutes of core, 55 minutes of full body strength, 10 mins of arms, 10 mins of stretch, and 10 mins of yoga. I also took 3 45min+ walks with Jake. My sciatica regressed seriously this week and I am likely back to 50% so I tried not to push too hard.
  • This week, I said yes to: attending a social (online) event i didn’t want to.
  • I said no to: quitting the medication even though i really wanted to.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): I am trying to make specific goals in my life to make it easier for me to have these more at the forefront of my life.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work:  did the preso, though it was more of a Q&A. did my new schedule and talked to D.
    • Personal:  still did not start journaling.
    • Family: hmmm, i did some with N but and did spend some time with D, not sure either count
  • My mood this week was: stressed and anxious
  • I am proud of: doing it anyway
  • I release: the nagging thoughts that I am not using my time well and that i am wasting the minutes/hours/days of my life
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that I can trust myself.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 2

us laughing
  • The Best Part of this Week: This was a tough week. The best part of the week was taking a walk with Jake in the middle of the day on Thursday. It was sunny and beautiful.
  • I celebrate: being bold and asking for what i wanted this week.
  • I am grateful for: my hairdresser who comes to my backyard to make sure we can both be safer.
  • This week, I exercised: i did daily peloton classes: 3 arms, 3 strength and one stretching class. I am at around 90% with the sciatica so I am hoping to re-start the bike this or next week, slowly.
  • This week, I said yes to: i tried my best to give myself grace this week. the schedule was quite hectic.
  • I said no to: working late into the night to keep up with my email.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): I am trying but I will be honest that this week was low on some of these values.
  • Top Goals Review: 
    • Work: i did talk to L, made a decision and the preso is ready to go. talk to L, make a decision on presentation, prep for presentation
    • Personal:  I have not started journaling 🙁
    • Family: I did support the kids as they started their first real week.
  • My mood this week was: hectic
  • I am proud of: the amount of work I got done this week, while not dropping the ball too much on other todos.
  • I release: the emails i didn’t read, the people i disappointed, the times I yelled.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: that my current work calendar is not sustainable.