I had a really lovely several weeks of adventuring around the city and good conversations. During some of those conversations, I shared some articles that were fun to read and may have been fun for my friends to read as well. In the same way, I’d like to share this weeks fun links with you today.
I’ve been slightly (ok, more than slightly) obsessed with all thing planners lately. I’m working on a post about what I’m going to use for the rest of the year and into next year. For now, here are the planner posts I’ve been reading:
Strange & Charmed had a lovely post about 7 things to track in your post to reduce stress & increase productivity. I like the idea of tracking victories and accomplishments in addition to a daily gratitude practice. I’m mulling over how I can incorporate this into my planning routine.
Boho Berry (Kara) did a post on 17 things she wants to do before 2017 and I thought that was a fun idea. Some of my things include finding a yoga class/exercise class I like, planning a fun leisure trip, and getting back into reading (I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately…if you have any book recommendations, feel free to post them in the comments.)
She also had a fun post about how she’s planning out her new Filofax planner for 2017, and in particular, how she’s going to use it as a bullet journal. The accompanying video, and really all her videos, are pretty mesmerizing to watch!
I’ve been pretty good about my morning routine and journalling practice, thanks to Tammy Strobel’s Write to Flourish course. I had fallen out of practice and the course got me back into the groove. The group of people that take the courses and join the Facebook groups are so inspiring and encouraging that you can’t help but get a little energized yourself! I’ve also signed up for two other journaling courses – one I’ve tried in the past and a new one to me. Susannah Conway’s Journal Your Life course is one of the first journalling classes I’ve taken and it’s just lovely. Her story about journalling and her dedication to guiding you through your own practice really comes out with the way she has crafted her course material. The latest session is still open for registration for a few more days (til October 3rd) in case you are interested. The new course I’ve just enrolled in is lead by Jamie Ridler, and it’s less like a course and more like a community gathering for you to journal together with a group of friends. I don’t know how she does it, but Jamie seems to make these classes feel very homey and nurturing. The name of that program is Journal Club, and is still open for registration in case you are interested!
Lastly, and somewhat unrelated, I had a pretty challenging week with sprinkles of fun and exciting adventures. One of the challenges I came across was in the form of people that crossed my path and were not super nice, which reminded me a bit of Brene Brown’s philosophy of Marble Jar friends and this absolutely lovely post by Sas Petherick about Moon People. Sas says, “Ash and Rex and Badger get to come right up to the door. My dearest trusted hide-a-body friends are allowed in the front garden. Outside the gate, I invite the people I adore and admire and who’s presence feels like an expansion. In my street, I permit access to the people who I have an real affinity with. Others are allowed as close as the outlying suburbs. And then there are the Moon People.”
I love the idea of my soul house, which is my own place, for me, while caring for others and allowing them in my life but not at the expense of leaving a door open for all to traipse in with their dirty sneakers! 🙂
I hope you enjoy these links and have a lovely weekend!