Daily Blog #327- Getting back to the swing of things

Greetings and Salutations, Blog Readers!

As mentioned in my last blog, the past month has been pure madness, but I am actively working on getting back to my goals.

The last month was meant to be a month of being a hermit for a few reasons, including getting some stuff sorted, avoiding draining influences, and assessing where my joy comes from.

The events of Hurricane Ida did change those plans, making me much less hermit like with guests in my home, and then traveling to their home to help them get sorted, but, it did help me find some peace in other ways, so I will take those lessons and apply them to this upcoming month of me trying again for a hermit month.

This month my goals are to blog, and update snapchat, but otherwise, I will not be updating social media unless the move strikes me. I am tired of putting out content when the end goal is always to drive trffic to the blog- I would rather just focus on the blog and cvreative writing for now, and see if I miss any of the other social media. I know I like using Snapchat, so I will update that when I feel up to it, but, again, my goal is to only do what makes me happy.

I plan on mostly not leaving my apartment unless it is to fetch groceries or hang out with a couple of the predetermined friends who don’t leave me feeling drained. I will also be avoiding phone calls that leave me feeling drained, or, limiting them when they come up and I have to take them.

But I have more to do to get back on track, and I figured other people may be in similar boats, be it because they also were dealing with disaster fall out (Ida fucked up a lot of area’s, making it all the way to New York) or for some other life related reason. So, I am working on getting back on track, and as I write this, it is Monday, and I have been working hard to use this Monday as a Fresh Start Monday to get back into the swing of things.

I have worked, the day is now done, and I have a blog posted as well. I am going to finish this blog post, in it’s rough draft form, and then I am going to do some yoga and work out, something I have neglected for far too long. After my yoga I am going to take a shower, wash my hair, while jamming to some music from one of my Spotify playlists, and get my head on right, in order to better serve me for my evening.

My goals this evening are to write my ass off. I aim to finish one more blog post, and then dive into a new idea of a place I want to write about, as a creative warm up, and then jump back into Flake City Volume Two.

I would also like to find time to make a healthy dinner, clean more of my apartment, and play video games, but there are only so many hours in a day.

I have cleaned a good deal of my apartment, and while it isn’t back in shape yet, it is much better than it was, and I have clean linens, towels, washcloths, and clothing. I have managed to not eat like total shit today, and while I haven’t had as much water as I should, or normally would, I have definitely had more than I have had in the past few weeks.

So I am pleased with what I have done, and I know that much of my schedule relies on balance, so I need to not spend too much time doing things like cleaning, so that things like working out can also be achieved. All too often I will neglect those things, and that is something I can’t do if I am going to get back on track and having my stuff sorted the way I want.

With all this said, my goal is to keep striking the balance needed for this blogging lifestyle of mine, and also put some more creative writing up here for all of you to enjoy. The bit of social media hermit-ing I have been doing has shown what I enjoy doing, so I want to make sure I prioritize those things.

I hope this bit of perspective on getting back on track is helpful to you. I wish I had more advice or methods to offer, but really it’s quite simple.

Know what you want, assess what needs to be done, do those things.

The rest is willpower to do it, so, here I go to do those things.

Thanks for reading,

Abbi

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