Let’s be honest, there’s a lot going on right now and for some of us, it may be hard to take care of ourselves. Some of us in the Bloomington community can’t pull away from following the current events and being distressed. Here is my action plan for attempting to achieve some balance and work in a positive fashion.
*Ration social media and news, there’s nothing wrong with baby animal pictures. I will only check the news in the morning and after my daughter goes to sleep.
*Journal. I just went down to my favorite bookstore, The Book Corner, and bought a journal. Every time during the day I have a few minutes that I would have used to look at Facebook, I’m going to jot down some goals, thoughts, a grocery list, a to-do list, whatever, to put pen to paper. Writing down my goals means I will be more likely to achieve them so win win!
*Clear my head. I use the meditation app I have on my phone to clear my head and do some deep breathing exercises. This is the one I like:
*I’m picking up an old hobby I used to have, playing the ukulele. It has fallen by the wayside since having a child and it will be more productive for me to play that 15 minutes a day than worrying about the world.
*I will keep making the meaningful contributions and continue actions that I think are helpful for my community.
*Exercise, eat good food and get a massage! You knew that last one would be on there.
*Go out with friends. Hey, it’s hard when you have a 2 year old to get out!
Best of luck to all of you and stay strong!