#BreakThings: Slow Burn
This article (I Miss Having Ideas) was in the #BreakThings a few issues back, and it got me thinking about building more structure into my day. But I am not a person with the personal discipline to keep to a strict schedule.
I am, as Kasey Musgraves sings in Slow Burn, “born in a hurry, always late.” And that level of frenetic energy is just not needed right now.
So while it is difficult to suddenly bring military-style discipline to my daily schedule, it is so needed right now. Carving out blocks of time for certain tasks, and sticking to it, is really helping my anxiety. Because on those days when I can’t keep it up, I really feel the stress.
What are your tips for creating a schedule that works for you? E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post a few in an upcoming issue.
For a couple of years, I’ve been working on not interrupting people during conversation. It’s a terrible habit. So I’m very grateful that the presidential debates have provided us with an opportunity to discuss why interrupting is so rude.
Career Contessa has a great article about why men interrupt women and how to navigate the situation when it happens at work. It’s news we can all use.
I cancelled my Birchbox and subscribed to this K-Beauty box instead. A friend and I are sharing the subscription, so that makes divvying up the products much easier. Anything we don’t use, we’ll save up and give to Project Beauty Share.
Her obituary makes me realize that I want to be Roberta McCain when I grow up.
These White Bean recipes all look amazing. I’m adding chicken sausage to the White Bean Stew for dinner Saturday. Kyle will be out for the night, so I can eat beans and soup til my heart’s content. No one told me cooking for two people would be so hard.
The spell check we all need in October. Just 20 days left.
See you tomorrow!