Stronger Than Before – 30


Weekly Intention: This week is going to be a tough week with a lot of back to back meetings. I have 53 meetings on my calendar for the week at the moment. Plus I run 3 times a week and exercise all 5 days. I am trying to cook dinner each night and spend time with one kid alternating each evening. That doesn’t leave for a lot of extra room in my life this week. So my intentions this week will be more about how I show up. I want to be listening a lot this week. Pay attention to what’s working and what’s not. Pay attention to where I can be of service. Let others speak and listen. That’s my intention this week.

This month’s intention is: Mentally Strong: Time to learn some new things. How can you grow intellectually? What classes do you want to take? What do you want to teach the kids? Oh this one is interesting. I am actually deciding not to do this. Instead I will focus on some personal goals. I will teach kids stuff, and that’s definitely one of the intentions. Nathaniel and I will work on math and writing together. David and I will work on Physics and Computer Science. For me, though, I am focusing on three things: health (exercise+food+meditation), art (drawing and watercolors), and stories (journaling and simple scrapbooking.) That’s my focus for July. I did poorly on the art last week, I’d love to spend a bit more time on it this week. Let’s see. 

One way I will stretch this week:  I’m going to attempt to have a conversation with my manager. let’s see.

One boundary I will set this week: i will make sure home-time is my time this week and try hard not to do work then. 

This week, I will focus on pleasing: i am going to see if i can get some of my questions/worries answered.

One new thing I will learn this week: i’m going to try to spend a bit more time meditating than i did last week.

One area where I will go deeper this week: journaling since i didn’t last week.

What do I need to sit with this week? how to think about my exercise and food routine longer term. 

I am looking forward to: my 1-1’s this week. learning more, listening more.

This week’s challenges: just a lot of meetings, my bet is also more soreness and tiredness.

Top Goals: 

  • Work:  have a talk. 
  • Personal: couch 2 5K, exercise, good nutrition, meditate, journal, do art
  • Family: cook for jake, math and physics with david and math, vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for myself. how can i be kinder? give myself grace.
  • Learn:  how do draw
  • Peace: peace with the discipline the nutrition and exercise requires and faith that it will all help
  • Service: to my husband by feeding him well when i can. 
  • Gratitude: for the gym at work and for healthy food at work.

This week, I want to remember:that things are always worse in my head.

Stronger Than Before is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

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