My main wish is that 2021 is kinder to all of us than 2020 but if that is not possible, than that I, at the very least, will be kinder to myself. I have been focused on that. One of the things that keeps me sane is reflecting on the previous month (I talk about how I reflect on my year over here). What these What I’m Into – Keeping Me Sane posts do is allow me to reflect on the previous month.
- Playing in the freshly fallen snow. I talked about it here.
- Participating in the 24in48 Readathon. I only managed to read about 12 hours out of the 48 but I was so tired and needing to prioritize some self-care. I took a few afternoon naps between my reading hours and it was wonderful.
- Reading, instead of playing video games. I continued this from January and read 11 books this month and will have that round-up in this month’s Quick Lit – Next Page, Please post. All of this reading has me about halfway to my numerical reading goal of 41 books in 2021 and it’s just now March.
- Reading children’s classics to the Buddy Man. This month we read Where the Wild Things Are, Stuart Little and A Book With No Pictures. I think Stuart Little went over his head and he didn’t get the point of Wild Things. He loved A Book With No Pictures, however. I’m getting joy in the fact that he seems to be enjoying the habit we’re forming.
- Purging my To-Be-Read Shelf. The Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club has been participating in a series of classes about reading intentionally. I have had so much fun whittling my TBR from over 300 books down to around 225. It’s so freeing. I tend to organize when I get stressed. And on that note…
- Organizing my work files, paper and digital. I don’t know if you have picked up on this but I am a bit OCD when it comes to organization. But 2020 somehow – OK, not somehow, I know exactly what happened – got me off my rhythm. I took a day or two and just organized everything. I feel so much better about my work and I find myself being way more productive.
What’s keeping you sane, right now? Share in the comments below. If you have a blog post about, link it below also. We will do this again on Friday, April 2. See you then.