Say Yes – 18

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to stay present to the difference between things that are about me and things that are not and to stay as grounded as possible.
  • This month’s intention is: May: Yes Just Yes: Time to be bold. Jump in. Dare to go all in and see what happens. What happens if you say yes?! This one is interesting, I have some plans about art and food, maybe we will just lean into those?
  • One way I will leap this week:  I made some plans for art journaling. This will be my big leap for this week.
  • One boundary I will set this week: not sure about this one at the moment.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: i started the work but really didn’t dig in and do some work around the designing work book so maybe that’s a good one for this week.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i need to sit with how much can change in a little time and make sure i am grateful for what’s here, now.
  • I am looking forward to: big boy’s ap test being done so he can relax a bit.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i feel like i am leaning into kinder and feeling lighter and even enough lately. The wild in my life is only the climbing. So is the magic. Maybe the art will help here.
  • This week’s challenges: just some anxiety around work.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up team plan and six month plan.
    • Personal:  start art journal plan, do journal
    • Family: celebrate d. find painters, book real id.
  • This week, I want to remember: it’s going to be okay.

Say Yes – 16

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to stay in this quiet place as long as I can. I know this week will be busy at work and then it will culminate in little boy’s birthday and I want to go through this week with kindness at my heart and gratitude for the people around me.
  • This month’s intention is: April: The Quiet Yes: Be still. Listen to the whispers of your soul. See what your heart is telling you. Listen to the conversations in your head. Hear yourself. Ok so I haven’t been doing daily journaling but I have been quiet more often than not in April. The restorative yoga is really helping.
  • One way I will leap this week:  so I would still love to journal and find some way back to art. but I also would love to find a painter for the house and make the appointment for my real id. Those are my current big to dos.
  • One boundary I will set this week: i am working on this advice my kids’ principal gave a few years ago. that when someone i love is on a roller coaster, i don’t get on the roller coaster with them. instead i wait at the bottom with a plate of cookies. so i am going to work on not feeling other people’s feelings and not being responsible for their feelings either. being there for them without making it about me.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: hmmm some work around the designing work book so i can think about my work a bit.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? some ideas on how to incorporate art back into my life
  • I am looking forward to: celebrating little boy
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i do feel lighter now that the days are warmer and longer and i can sit outside more. now i have to start being kinder and slower.
  • This week’s challenges: there’s a lot to do at work this week. I am hoping that I can go through it with grace and calm. and without working too many long days.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  finish prep for review. clean email. figure out plan for E.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: celebrate N. find painters, book real id.
  • This week, I want to remember: There are very few things time cannot heal.

Say Yes – 13

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to go slow and to make progress. I would like to be intentional and see if i can move things forward.
  • This month’s intention is: April: The Quiet Yes: Be still. Listen to the whispers of your soul. See what your heart is telling you. Listen to the conversations in your head. Hear yourself. Grateful to be saying goodbye to April. I think this is a call for journaling if i ever heard one. Here’s to a month of journaling in April!
  • One way I will leap this week:  book vacation, journal, find some way back to art. all of these would be leaps.
  • One boundary I will set this week: hmmm maybe i need to do some journaling in the middle of the day instead?
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: doing the coaching assessment.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? some ideas on how to incorporate art back into my life
  • I am looking forward to: a 3-day weekend if I am lucky.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): still trying to pull together that magical holiday
  • This week’s challenges: another short week this week. i am hoping it will feel less overwhelming than last week.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D. finish coaching assessment. prep for reviews.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D. book vacation for April.
  • This week, I want to remember: Things turn out more okay than not.

Say Yes – 12

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to try and lean into what is. One of the reasons I’d picked “yes” as my word was to say yes to what is. So I’d like to practice that this week.
  • This month’s intention is: March: Yes You Can:  This is usually your hardest month. No break, still too cold. It feels hard to make it through this month but you can. Yes you can. Keep going. I’m glad to see that march is almost over and the days are getting longer and i love that will all my heart.
  • One way I will leap this week:  book a vacation maybe?
  • One boundary I will set this week: I’m going to set this same goal from last time: Let’s see if I can start some of the art/journaling in the evenings as planned.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: doing the coaching assessment.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? some of the anxiety i have maybe and find my way through it
  • I am looking forward to: a 4-day weekend if I am lucky.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): trying to see if i can book a vacation for spring break that would bring both some of the wild and some magic and maybe make me feel lighter.
  • This week’s challenges: a lot of work this week in a short period of time.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D. finish coaching assessment. prep for reviews.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D. book vacation for April.
  • This week, I want to remember: Time passes both slowly and fast. Be intentional.

Say Yes – 11

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to move through this week slowly. I would like to move slowly, get less done, be present and mostly have a low, non-frenetic energy.
  • This month’s intention is: March: Yes You Can:  This is usually your hardest month. No break, still too cold. It feels hard to make it through this month but you can. Yes you can. Keep going. I have been struggling my way through March as always. Not a fan.
  • One way I will leap this week:  I’ve been doing the cold showers, here’s to keeping that up.
  • One boundary I will set this week: Let’s see if I can start some of the art/journaling in the evenings as planned.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: finally finishing the coaching paperwork.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? how i am feeling and moving through it.
  • I am looking forward to: doing some art maybe.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i things are not feeling light or magical at the moment and I am not all that kind with myself. working on it.
  • This week’s challenges: maybe this is my week to finally take a step back.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, email advocates, figure out more steps for analyst+pgm. finish coaching paperwork.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D. book vacation for April.
  • This week, I want to remember: I have what it takes all inside me.

Say Yes – 10

  • Weekly Intention: Ok so plans for this week include finishing off perf, finally writing the doc, and climbing a bunch. My intention this week is to pay attention to how i am moving through things. What beliefs am i holding on to and what can i let go.
  • This month’s intention is: March: Yes You Can:  This is usually your hardest month. No break, still too cold. It feels hard to make it through this month but you can. Yes you can. Keep going. I still haven’t picked my March theme and it’s making me sad.
  • One way I will leap this week:  Hopeful for some leaps around climbing if I am lucky.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to try to do my exercise and not work at nights.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  [same as last time] personally journaling, professionally figuring some next steps for the big rocks.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? my march plan, this is the week i sort it out or let it go.
  • I am looking forward to: longer days.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i still feel the need to be lighter.
  • This week’s challenges: i am feeling tired and lost a bit at work, i’d like to be able totake a step back but not sure if this week’s insanity will let me.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, email advocates, figure out more steps for analyst+pgm. meet with Brit. Finish perf.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling. find a book to journal with.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D. celebrate N.
  • This week, I want to remember: things are going to be okay.

Say Yes – 8

  • Weekly Intention: My weekly intention this week is to spend some time getting some of the big rocks moving at work. It’s no meeting week and besides Tuesday when I have a LOT of meetings, I expect it to be quiet. I would like to use that time to think and plan.
  • This month’s intention is: February: Yes to the Unknown:  Be open to new things this month. Listen more, watch others. Be willing to take some steps into the unknown and assume the best. Be brave. As we walk into the last week of February, I would love to think about where in my life I can be a bit braver this week.
  • One way I will leap this week:  i am hoping to make some leaps at work, let’s see if I can.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to try hard not to setup meetings and really honor no meeting week.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  personally journaling, professionally figuring some next steps for the big rocks.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i still didn’t do this: the stories I am telling myself. I want to write them down. let’s try one more week and i’ll stop.
  • I am looking forward to: no meetings, let’s see if it sticks.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): hmm this week I want to focus on feeling lighter. how can i unburden myself a bit.
  • This week’s challenges: i really really would like to move some big rocks instead of getting lost in email. I hope I can make it happen.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D, sort out advocates, talk to R, maybe talk to A, figure out next steps for analyst+pgm.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling, and see if you can up the bike to 30 mins.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D.
  • This week, I want to remember: slow is okay. let yourself slow down enough to hear your thoughts.

Say Yes – 7

  • Weekly Intention: My weekly intention this week is to go back to journaling and art. And to disconnect for the few days I will be taking off.
  • This month’s intention is: February: Yes to the Unknown:  Be open to new things this month. Listen more, watch others. Be willing to take some steps into the unknown and assume the best. Be brave. I like some of these provocations here, I want to listen more and be open to new things. Have to figure out how to do that better.
  • One way I will leap this week:  A small getaway this week might be my best leap.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to try hard not to work while on vacation.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  Maybe more journaling again if I am lucky.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i still didn’t do this: the stories I am telling myself. I want to write them down.
  • I am looking forward to: vacation, time off.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): this week looking for a little magic
  • This week’s challenges: getting a lot of work done in just two days will be tough.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  make it through nbu review is my main goal this week.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D.
  • This week, I want to remember: we make our own magic.

Say Yes – 6

  • Weekly Intention: My weekly intention this week is to take more time doing things for myself. And to pay attention to my thoughts.
  • This month’s intention is: February: Yes to the Unknown:  Be open to new things this month. Listen more, watch others. Be willing to take some steps into the unknown and assume the best. Be brave. I think I need to think more about what this means for me.
  • One way I will leap this week:  The 100-days of radical wellness is going to continue to be a leap again so I am going to keep focusing on that for a while.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to protect my mornings more and more, it really changes the way my day feels when I do that.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  i have begun journaling but i think it will help me to go deeper there.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i didn’t do this: the stories I am telling myself. I want to write them down.
  • I am looking forward to: big boy’s birthday
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): this week i am really going to focus on trying to feel lighter. I need it.
  • This week’s challenges: i am going to see if i can make this week a less challenging week!
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  talk to D, help close NBU, write up L convo, make a plan for L/D.
    • Personal:  continue to tinker with and edit plan
    • Family: take walks with J. celebrate D. do one thing with N and do one thing with D.
  • This week, I want to remember: life passes in the blink of an eye.

Say Yes – 5

  • Weekly Intention: Ok my weekly intention this week is to journal more, be more present to where I am and what I crave.
  • This month’s intention is: February: Yes to the Unknown:  Be open to new things this month. Listen more, watch others. Be willing to take some steps into the unknown and assume the best. Be brave. Well new things are happening at work whether I am open to it or not, so I might as well lean in and listen and learn.
  • One way I will leap this week:  The 100-days of radical wellness is going to continue to be a leap.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to do a better job with my mornings and I will not even look at my phone until I’ve meditated.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  journaling
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  the stories I am telling myself. I want to write them down.
  • I am looking forward to: starting to journal
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i love my new inspiration board. Isn’t it lovely?
  • This week’s challenges: This is my first week being the only one at work to support both, we’ll see how it works.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  talk to L, help kickstart NBU, make a plan for L/D.
    • Personal:  continue to tinker with and edit plan
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D.
  • This week, I want to remember: how grateful I feel in this moment

Say Yes – 4

  • Weekly Intention: Hmm I think the intention of this week is to pay attention to the rhythms of my days and see where/if I can make small shifts. Observe.
  • This month’s intention is: January: Yes to Baby Steps: Start small. Make a plan for the steps you want to take and give yourself a lot of grace. Take a handful of steps. You got this. I did a bunch of planning towards some of my goals for at least February and March, let’s see how things go.
  • One way I will leap this week:  I have this new plan for my personal wellness and schedule, I think I will leap into experimenting with it.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to try to start getting better about bedtime and sleep this week.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  The needs of L at work.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  my schedule, if I want to add all of these items, I need to figure out how.
  • I am looking forward to: tracking things.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i am hopeful that my 100day plan will help with all of these.
  • This week’s challenges: This is my last week at work before things change a bit so I am a bit anxious around that.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  start changing cal, talk to L, next steps for NBU.
    • Personal:  start new plan
    • Family: take walks with J. spend time with kids each day just listening.
  • This week, I want to remember: this is all for me. i get to choose my life.

Say Yes – 3

  • Weekly Intention: Ok the intention of this week is to go slow slow slow. Sometimes when i am anxious, I have the tendency to go fast, i purposefully would like to invert that and go slow instead.
  • This month’s intention is: January: Yes to Baby Steps: Start small. Make a plan for the steps you want to take and give yourself a lot of grace. Take a handful of steps. You got this. still working on this. took some steps last week, would like to plan some more for this week.
  • One way I will leap this week:  I have a big scary meeting on Wednesday day, showing up there will be a leap for me.
  • One boundary I will set this week:  i plan to change my whole calendar this week.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week:  hmm still trying to figure out my 100day project.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  my calendar, my goals for 2021, and journaling.
  • I am looking forward to: the 4-day week, it’s lovely to have a day off.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): I am finding that i feel stressed and thus not as kind. so i want to be able to make a call on what matters most each week and then let go of all else.
  • This week’s challenges: Wednesday will be a challenging day. I just need to make it through Wednesday.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  do the preso well. figure out new schedule. talk to D about it.
    • Personal:  start journaling.
    • Family: i would like to do one thing with each kid this week.
  • This week, I want to remember: Things are going to be okay. Even if hiccups happen in the review, I will be fine.