While trying to consume less, I feel like I started to neglect myself.
Sometimes my brain just takes things too far and then I forget all together some basic things I need to function.
You know, the little things.Here are a few things I’ve recently purchased that have helped me;
2023 Planner: After a few months, the virtual planner just wasn’t working.I started babysitting more, teaching again, scheduling physical therapy appointments and it just became too much to manage on my phone. I would forget to log it in my phone and even if I did log it, I’d forget about it.
There is something “different” (at least to me) about actually writing something down. I’ll still use the virtual planner if I am out and don’t have my planner handy.
Overall having a physical planner, putting pen to paper and looking ahead in the weeks helps my brain remember things better.
Slow Living Journal: One of my favorite “slow living” influencers, Helena Woods, had created this simple living guide + journal and I had been meaning to get it for a while.
I have a hard time sitting and being still because you know #ADHD, so I was hoping that finding a journal would help to force me to slow down.
On New Year’s day, I saw an email that said she was having a special on the journal, as well as removing it from her site to purchase.
I knew I had to get it before it was gone. I didn’t start doing it though until last week and let me tell you, so far so good.I am not a fan of this whole “journaling” thing as I prefer to type (hence this blog), but there is something… again about putting a pen to paper. I like her prompts as they are pretty in line with what I need to reflect and work on.
There are many and I mean MANY journals out there. Had she not put one out, THIS was one I was contemplating because who doesn’t like sloths?
THIS three year journal also looked pretty good as well.
E-books: I really enjoy having a physical book in my hand. There is just something about it that feels… well cozy.A few months ago, my partner gave me his tablet to see if I wanted to use it.
I conveniently hid it under the bed.
One day, it dawned on me to try using Amazon Kindle for e-books. I was hesitant at first because it didn’t feel like I was “actually” reading (I know, so silly).
But after a while, I enjoyed having so many books at my finger tips. Recently, I started reading My Hygge Home by Meik Wiking since I loved his first book. And yes, while it’s not exactly the same as reading the hard copy, it still can be made cozy.
Well, that sums up just a few small purchases I’ve made recently to fill my cup. Really nothing “too crazy.” They were all under $10.00, but they’ve made such a HUGE difference for my mental health.
Sometimes it truly is the little things that can make all the difference.One day at a time my friends.
2 thoughts on “Little Things That Have Helped Recently.”
I’m with you, pen 🖊️ to paper 📄 just seems to make things more concrete! I’ll forever be a pen & paper girl! I felt the same way as you about real books vs ereaders before. During the pandemic when getting out to get books 📚 was made to be difficult I caved & bought an Kindle Paperwhite. I love it. I still read paper books & kindle. Room for both in my life. 😉