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Home alone

So, I’m home alone for two weeks. @TheFrankFlyer had the nerve (or opportunity, depending on how bitter you are) to visit Japan without me.

So I’m busy adulting all alone.

So far, I’ve managed to feed myself dinner, get myself to bed at a reasonable time and get up at the normal time in the morning. I haven’t burnt the building down, nor have I managed to destroy any of our new furniture. I deserve a medal, right?

I joke.

I actually really enjoy my own company and truly, the time flies by. I have plans for this week and next, including a lot of reading, some favourite tv shows and quite a bit of running. And of course, detailing everything in my journal.

I’m getting rather obsessed with my bullet journal and I’m beginning to see what all the fuss us about. No, it’s not beautifully illustrated and yes, I break lots of the rules of bullet journalling according to the handbook (there’s a handbook). But it serves its purpose for me and I find the activity of clarifying my priorities and then reflecting on how the day went very beneficial.

It helps calm down my very busy mind.

Apparently, it’s national Self-care Week, so I’ll basically be doing that until @TheFrankFlyer returns.

And no, I’m not even a little bit jealous. Despite all the photos he sent from his First Class flight to Tokyo with JAL.

Ahem.

So here’s to two weeks of relaxing adulting!

4 comments on “Home alone

  1. ethnicolor

    In September I was likewise partner-free, and the house was never cleaner. I mean I missed him, sure, but… ahhh…

    Also delighted that the journal is going well. Don’t you have the urge to ‘slo-jo’ (you’re welcome) on your iPad, though? Or is it crucial to you that it remains digital free? Do you find the journal is 50/50 reflection/planning, or is it more 80/20? I know you’ve covered it very well in your blog, but I’m curious about the specifics. And of course it does satisfy the paper-notebook passion!

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    • Yes, I need to return to this topic and update everyone on how I’m managing the paper side of things at the moment. It has definitely evolved since I started. But the need to slow down and identify priorities is what keeps me going back to a notebook. The iPad can do so much – but that’s the problem. So taking a few moments at the start of the day to identify and write down my key tasks and my theme for the day gives me clarity and purpose. ‘Slo-jo’ indeed. As the day progresses, I note a few bullet points of things that have happened and then a few gratitude points at the end of the day. But I’m planning to move a lot of this into a simple Muji planner next month and simplify it even more!

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  2. The best thing about bullet journaling is that there are no rules, save the ones that work best for you. Also, I’m drooling over your living room…that mirror tho…

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