Category Archives: Mindset

Mid-December Round Up

December has been a crazy month, trying to finish up the last of my orders, while attempting to wrap up business tasks ahead of the end of the year. I’ve abbreviated my morning practice to allow for some much needed sleep — moving my gratitude journaling and affirmations to the end of the day, and using the early morning to write out my main goals, and set intentions for the day.

Image of out of focus lights, with the words, "I am so grateful I have the power to manifest my dreams" written over the image.

More than anything, I’m thankful for new and return customers, and for all of the support of my online community. As this is year is winding down, I’m looking forward to 2022 and new opportunities and possibilities. I think now more than ever I’m ready to pull out all the stops, and get to the next level with my business, and reach all of my personal goals. I’m looking forward to helping others reach their goals as well. 💙

Moving Past Overwhelm

I sat down at my desk today, and where I’ve been organized and chugging along at a good pace lately, this morning I felt anxious, and uncertain where to start. My to-do list(s) are getting longer. Lately I don’t have a lot of easy items, and I keep trying to finish things, only to end up with more action items in addition to what I’m trying to accomplish, while more tasks pile up. So much of the time we get to a place of overwhelm: long to-do lists, work demands, family commitments, outside stressors. The more there is, the more procrastination sets in, and doubt, and then panic. Continue reading

Workday Wednesday!

It’s Workday Wednesday! I scrapped the planned grocery shopping this morning to work on a new order I received late last night, and to plan out some photography to freshen up my Etsy listings. It’s been a dreary day so far — lots of clouds and no sun. Even if it’s going to be a long day, I am already getting stuff done. Productivity is key!

Two piles of colorful knitted washcloths stacked in front of a white knitted Bongo Cat cover which protects the sewing machine beneath it.

Bongo Cat surveys his knitted riches.

I got a bunch of knitting accomplished yesterday, even if I didn’t get much done in the evening. We’ve moved onto the KDrama, “Strongest Deliveryman”, which we’re watching during dinner. My husband and I are already familiar with some of the actors — I’m not sure if that’s good or bad; we’ve been watching a lot of Netflix, and KDramas in particular lately. We’re only two episodes into this one, so we’re still discovering where the storyline is headed, but I would like to see a redemption arc and a happy ending for Kim Sun-Ho’s character. At least a happier ending for him than he had in “Start Up”.

I’m slowly making progress with my Korean studies. I have kind of fallen off with Spanish and need to work that back in. 15 minutes a day for each seems like it should be doable, but somehow it’s a one or the other type thing. I’m using DuoLingo for Spanish and Memrise for Korean. It would probably be easier if I was using the same platform for both, but I’m having much more success with Korean on Memrise, and I prefer the Spanish lessons in DuoLingo. Two platforms it is, then!

Anyway, it’s back to knitting and listening to the washing machine spin out the first load. I hope that, regardless of what you’re working on or trying to accomplish today, that you have a productive and successful day!