Microbreaks are annoying but helpful

Microbreaks are helpful but annoying…

Microbreaks for neck pain – what I’ve discovered.

What I do during a microbreak.

This year, I’m setting intentions.

I like thinking of intention as a feeling I’d like to bring forward.

My husband is so excited to do the Yearly Review (NOT!)

Some of us are more excited than others about the Yearly Review! πŸ˜€

Review your calendar for next year. What do you have planned? What would you like to add?

Set some realistic goals and some fun goals for the new year.

Review your 2023 to do list throughout the year πŸ˜‰

What to do when your planning never seems to work out?

This is how we do the Yearly Review in our home

Having trouble doing the Yearly Review? Find a buddy! That’s someone who will keep you accountable and/or will do the Yearly Review together with you.

Having trouble doing the Yearly Review? Schedule it on the calendar!

This is how we do the Yearly Review in our home.

Why you should make and review your Yearly To Do list.

What would you like to change in the new year?

My theme for the Year: Go Easy!

My theme for the year: Go Easy

I’ve chosen my theme for the year: Go Easy!

I was inspired by Adele’s song Easy on Me. In my case, I need to go easy on myself.

I don’t really like going easy. I’m good at going hard and pushing through until I get results. This approach has worked well for me for a while.

Recently, I had a serious neck problem and frequent headaches, and I’ve been unable to get good sleep, which just made me more tired overall. Therefore, I had to really slow down and rest. It’s not nice, but it had to be done.

The truth is that I don’t like resting very much. It’s boring! What’s so enjoyable about lying there and doing nothing? I want to be doing stuff, to be excited, and to be experiencing new things. I don’t like being bored. (Or maybe I’m just doing resting wrong? Let me know.)

But I’ve heard of countless successful people who pushed too hard, had a burnout, and then had to reinvent their lives. I didn’t want to do that. Burnout may be inevitable sometimes, but I was actually aware of the fact that I needed to slow down before things became fully disastrous. With awareness and knowledge comes responsibility, so I sighed deeply and actually started taking breaks…

Over time, my neck problems and my headaches have begun to subside, but I still need to remember to take it easy. It is too easy to forget and go full speed again, only to hit the same roadblocks again.

Another trick I’m aiming to implement is to allow for transition time between activities. Often I run from one activity to the next, making sure my day is maximally productive and jam-packed. But that means I tend to be stressed about running late and cannot allow myself to take an extra minute or two if needed.

Unfortunately, this means I may be snappy or irritated with my closest people, usually my husband and my son. This isn’t nice for anybody, and I’d rather be more at ease in order to bring a more peaceful energy to our home.

So I’ll try to build in transition time (5 to 10 minutes) between activities as well as underplan my day as a whole. Think I can do these three tasks in an hour? Plan on doing two. Expect this task to take two hours to complete? Plan for two and a half.

As much as I don’t like going easy, that is what I’ll be aiming to do this year. I’ll allow myself time to rest, I’ll underplan my days/weeks/months, and I’ll allow for transition time.

Let’s give it up for going easy!

What would you like your year to look like? Let’s design it!

Yearly Preview Part 1: What will I do next year?

Yearly Preview Part 2: What habits would I like to establish?

Yearly Preview Part 3: Will my year be in accordance with my priorities?

Yearly Preview Part 4: How can I improve upon last year?

Yearly Preview Part 5: What is your main theme or feeling for the upcoming year?

The Yearly Review: How was the last year for you?

This past week was all about the Yearly Review, my favorite topic of all!

Yearly Review Part 1: What went well this year?

Yearly Review Part 2: What didn’t go so well this year?

Yearly Review Part 3: If I could go back in time, what would I change?


Yearly Review Part 4: What feeling or theme belongs to this year for me?

Yearly Review Part 5: Was this year in accordance with your priorities?

Once you identify important goals in your life, it’s time to break them down into actionable steps. What tasks can bring you closer to your goal?