The rain just pours

So it’s been some time but I’m back!

It’s been a rough go of it the last couple weeks and it’s about time we had a catch up. So we are still in pseudo lockdown here in Canada, and as a result I’ve been spending a lot of time alone. Then Houdini had abcesses on her anal gland, which is about as gross as it sounds, so she needed major surgery to resolve that. No sooner did she heal from that then she started showing signs that her glaucoma had come back in her remaining eye.

Rough go for poor Houdini, and massive hits to my wallet. Now she had to have her eye removed because the pressure in her eye was so high that it just couldn’t be otherwise controlled and it was causing her a not insignificant amount of discomfort and pain. So we opted to do the hard but responsible thing to have her eye out, and we are now adjusting to having a blind cat in the house. The biggest adjustment has been from Gir, who definitely isn’t accustomed to having an animal moving around the house bumping into everything but here we are.

All of this to say, it’s been a while my friends, and I am glad to be back and writing for you.

Some good news that has come up lately however, is I have been investing in more cat toys for Gir to play with, so she has things to do, and I have been putting time into my side hustles again. Standby for some photos of the crocheting that I have been working on ❤

On top of everything, my meditation practice has slid a bit and I have lost sight of the goals I have been setting for myself, so I am going to start setting 3 small goals every day for myself. Be it being more social during the day, meditating, or just remembering to drink water instead of the copious amounts of coffee I have been drinking. 3 things every day that are achievable in that day.

Let me know what you think! How are you coping with quarantine? How are you finding your productivity focus has changed lately? Let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to follow the blog to know when the latest posts come out!

Much love,
Sara

The Week of Weeks

So this week it’s been a bit of a step backwards in some of my goals. Houdini (my cat) had a major medical issue that had to be dealt with suddenly last weekend and it’s been a week of playing catch up.

My meditation practice has kind of fallen off a bit as a result. As has my yoga practice, or really my selfcare practice. I am finding myself become a bit wound up in taking care of everyone else and making sure they have what they need. This is both who I am and a little frustrating because I know that I need to take care of myself as well. I’ve said before that I am learning that self care isn’t a dirty word, and it’s been so difficult to go down this path and really discover who I am.

In good news, I have been using puzzles as a bit of a meditative activity. Something just peaceful and quiet where I can quiet the noise of my mind and be in the moment. That’s something that is important to remember about meditation. It’s less important to sit and do nothing than it is to give your mind a rest.

Being in isolation from the world is difficult. Being in isolation from the world while taking care of a sick cat is even more difficult. But, at the risk of repeating myself, it’s also the gift of time. And so far it hasn’t really been time well spent. I have so many things that I want to accomplish with this time and I haven’t really started any of it (except my puzzling). I almost feel like there is too much that I could be doing so I am going to break it down to 3 impactful things that I am going to do this week.

  1. I am going to rearrange the office. This will let me go into the work week with a clean and organized space that is ready for me to work in.
  2. I am going to meditate in some way 3 times this week.
  3. I am going to do yoga 3 times this week.

I feel like if I can accomplish these 3 things this week, it will have been time well spent. Otherwise next week will feel just as long and drawn out as this past week.

How have you been keeping sane the last few weeks as the world has become more and more chaotic? Let me know in the comments! I’ll take all suggestions! And don’t forget to like and follow the blog if you like what you’re reading for future updates.

Much love
Sara