Weekly Reflection 2018 – 32

How I got Stronger this week: I did a lot of work on being stronger this week. I consistently worked on my exercise and strengthening my physical body. I also worked on my mental state by meditating most of the days. I established an evening routine to ground myself and do some of the small things I wanted to do more/better. I strengthened my emotional state by journaling most days and then having the conversations I needed to have at work. I also strengthened my connections by working with the kids each night, talking to my mom everyday and meeting up with my friend Leslie on Friday. I also found a babysitter and will be going out on date night and scheduled an adventure for all four of us. I did art every night even when I felt bad about the results. So I am feeling good about the work I did this week. 

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:  the onboarding doc v2 is slightly done though could use another pass, started version one of thoughts on metrics, and started the accessibility work, also doubled down on the offsite – phew
  • Personal: did c25K three times, body pump 4 times and HIIT once, ate well and mostly slowly. I meditated four days and journaled four days. started the art class but didn’t scrap since i don’t have the kit yet. 
  • Family: cooked for jake, did math, comp sci and physics with david and did math, vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel

I celebrate: i celebrate having the hard conversations.

I am grateful for:  a manager i really like at work. I feel very lucky.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, I also did 4 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. I am still caffeine, sugar and grain and dairy free (though i ate granola twice with my bare bowl, and 5 mini pretzels this week). I drink lactose-free decaf cappuccinos now.  Still a bit too high on nuts and fruit but I’ve been eating more slowly and reducing my portions by paying attention to when I am full so I don’t keep eating. I journaled almost every day and meditated 4 out of the 5 work days. I did start an evening routine and wash my face and floss nightly now. So the only two things I am not doing at the moment from my original plan are the stretching and the roller which I plan to incorporate into my evening routine so I am feeling optimistic at the moment.

A Change I embraced: a little bit of churn at work.

I let go of: deciding that the churn is mine to solve. waiting now.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the art i am doing definitely feels new and raw and fresh and i am learning.
  • Magical: my routine feels very magical now but I know it will all change in two weeks when school starts
  • Lighter: much lighter now that i’ve had some hard conversations 
  • True: truth is that the journaling really helped and I am working hard to come back to myself.

Where I chose Joy: i’ve been listening to music when i journal, music from my twenties and it’s making me very happy.

I showed up for:  my friend this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i spun more out of control in my head than needed. i feel better now.

What I tolerated this week: too much stress inside my brain.

My mood this week was: relieved. 

I forgive myself for: spinning things out of control a bit. 

What I love right now:  my routine. my life. how much i spend my days doing what i want to be doing.

Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

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