I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Never have been, never will. We all know how they tend to go out the window come mid March. Not to mention the amount of pressure it puts on us to outperform whatever model we have created in our minds for what we should accomplish in one year.
I believe that if there are things you want to accomplish or experience in life, there are more effective ways to make them happen than making a list of resolutions at the beginning of a new year, that will end up feeling overwhelming as that year comes to a close.
2018 was a year of deep inner growth. Creating a vision for what I want my career and life to look like was an integral part of my year as well. I did this by hitting pause on the mental chatter and getting still. Through that, the foundation was set for everything that is to come. As they say, the day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. So, if you’re going to put in so much work over the span of many months or even years, wouldn’t you want it to go towards exactly what you want out of life, instead of achieving other people’s dreams in vain.Read More »
For my birthday this year I felt called to go inward and explore both myself, and new places that speak to my inner peace and highest self. I had been wanting to visit this Buddhist temple for a couple of years, but the long drive south felt intimidating for a while. Not anymore, though. I was ready and it was time.Read More »
June is my birthday month, and it also happened to be the month I started reading more about Buddhism, as well as exploring meditation through one of my daily habits. I don’t know if this just happened to be a coincidence, or the fact that my birthday is on its way had me feeling more introspective. Either way, it was a month full of knowledge and expansion. Read More »
Sundays are such a powerful day in my mind. They allow for the perfect opportunity to both relax and unwind, while also preparing for a new week. I’m a huge proponent of lazy Sundays, but sometimes we just need that day to study or clean our space, making the notion of spending a day doing nothing seem impossible.
I have found that I feel my best and get the most out of my Sundays when I create a balance between both sides of the spectrum. If I am able to find some middle ground between doing nothing and being productive, I know I’m setting myself up for a great week.
Cozy reading with a cup of coffee
Some recent products I’ve been trying out
If you want to make the most out of this beautiful day, here are some things I like spending my time on for a my perfect Sunday:
wake up naturally when my body is ready to start the day.
read an inspiring book with a cup of coffee and a cookie.
play some music and clean up my space, organize anything that might be laying around and find a place for everything.
spend time pampering myself and practicing self-care: some of my favorite things to do are giving myself a fresh manicure, doing a face mask, doing yoga.
getting cozy on the couch and watching a movie or catching up with my favorite show – I am currently in love with “This Is Us”.
Plan my week ahead. Set goals and intentions for what I want to accomplish during the week.
Get some fresh air.
Spend time with my loved ones (a super important one for me ).
Review the material we will be learning in class this week.
Get any homework done/review for tests/teach myself programming – depending on the week
The best way to create that perfect balance is by being intentional about what you will be spending your time on. My perfect Sunday looks something like this, but it definitely tends to vary a lot depending on the school load or exams I may have in the upcoming week.
I also like to come up with three words to set the tone for my day and how I would like to enter the week. My three words for this Sunday are: