Thursday, August 1, 2019

Three on Thursday :: August intentions

 

I'm not really sure where July went. Well, actually I do know, I spent most of the month worrying about my parents and T. Since the reason for that won't go away, I need to learn to live with it.
I don't want to spend the rest of this year feeling as lost as I have felt this month. And I guess setting goals (or rather, intentions) for the month will help to focus on other things.

So here I three things I will be working on this month:

1. self-care
I actually wrote a long blog post about that, but I decided to just leave it at this: no matter how counterintuitive it feels, I really need to take better care of myself. Not despite everything happening with people around me, but because of it. I don't help them by ignoring my own needs and I really can't help them when I'm tired, sick and depressed.

2. homemaking
I think it will help to counteract the lingering homesickness and my frustrations about not having a lot of paid work these days if I'm more mindful of my home here. We hope to be able to finally move this month, but there will still be so much renovating to do, that it sometimes feels overwhelming. So I want to focus on the normal homemaking too. Cleaning, taking care of my plants, cooking healthy and/or delicious meals, rearranging things for the joy of making it look pretty. Just being (mostly) a homemaker for a while.

3. having fun
My husband told me to stop feeling guilty when I'm doing something just for fun and he's right. Life is too short to be busy just because society expects you to be.

Linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday

8 comments:

  1. Bravo for all of these things - but especially self-care! It is the most important thing we can do - and you are so right, it is important to remember to do it!

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    1. Yes, it is important, but also very hard to remember. I'm going to try to be better at it though.

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  2. All very good intentions, specially the self care. Whenever I start to feel guilty about 'me' time, I think of the airlines and their recommendation to put on your own air mask before helping others.

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    1. I've heard that one before, but I tend to think I'd put the mask on my loved ones first. Silly, I know...

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  3. Do not ever let your health suffer because of worry or stress over the lives of others. Even our most treasured loved ones. If our bodies fail us, who will help them. And definitely don't march to the beat of society, they will never give back to you the time you could have spent on joy and life.

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    1. You're so right, but it can be hard to remember that. Writing it down helped a lot, so I guess there will be a few more posts about this.

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  4. definitely have more fun and the work will be there soon enough I'm sure.

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    1. I will and I hope so. I lost the weekly column and I was really sad about that, since that's always been my dream. But they said living on CuraƧao was not relatable enough for their readers...

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