As I wrote in my last post, I’ve come up with some new tricks to help me seek greater balance and keep moving forward. I’m keeping a chore chart, for myself😉, and I’ve also made up a system of drawing little post-it’s from 3 little dishes, to care for my soul. Yes, I’m sort of chuckling at myself about it all because it reminds me of being a mom to my 3 kids when they were young.
My hope is that having everything written down helps keep it off my mind all the time , thus easing my anxiety and the paralyzed feelings I get from being overwhelmed. When I have moments free from my job(s), which are mostly all done from home, I can go pick a chore to do or pick from my soul care choices. I’ve decided if I do one chore each day (outside of dishes, laundry, trash, which are daily must-dos) then I can accomplish all that’s needed each month and not stress or feel guilty about it. Also, the soul care system is to keep me living life with movement towards holistic balance.
So, I have three bowls that are three categories….physical, social, and mental/spiritual. I’ve decided that emotional is all wrapped up with each of those, and vocational is a given (since I have to keep making an income😁).
I have exercises and activities in the physical, stuff to keep me moving while giving me variety. Stretching and walking the dog are there, as are lifting weights at the fitness center and learning Tai Chi from YouTube. I also put in choices like taking a hike, walking around downtown and going to a mall to walk on a rainy day.
I’m still getting in the groove with this system , but it’s a nice change and is getting me back into gear with taking care of myself. I’ll share more next time on the other souls care choices I’ve created and why I’ve decided to do all this.
Until then, I’m tired of rain and don’t understand why we couldn’t have more snow ❄️. So here’s what I wish I was seeing out my front door. 😓