Weekend Wellness Reset - My October Intentions

October 9, 2021


Wow, I blinked at it went from being June to the 2nd weekend of October.. like HOW? October is by far my favorite month. but sadly, I have been too busy just trying to keep my head above water to deep dive into fall. Luckily, I finally have a chill weekend. I, like most of the American population, have been go-go-go since summer. I hit the ground running and kind of burned out (emotionally, physically, and financially - yeah traveling so much really drained my bank account). So I am beyond excited to have a nice, restful, and frugal weekend in the city to grant my mind, body, soul, and bank account the proper TLC it needs. 

But more importantly, I'm excited to have a low-key weekend because I finally have the time and energy (energy being the keyword here) to work on the projects I love and to organize the chaos that has taken over my apartment. Personally, my mental well-being is heavily tied to the tidiness of my surroundings, being organized, and working on the creative projects that feed my soul. Having the energy to do the things I want and need to do is probably the biggest obstacle I consistently face. But a crisp, fall weekend to myself offers the perfect opportunity to recharge and rest. 

My one goal for this month is to break my cycle of not showing up for myself on the weekends. Working a 9 to 5 (let's be honest, it's never just 9-5 for most of us) and heading to the gym/dance after work and then coming home to cook, clean, work on my creative projects, work a second job to generate extra forms of income so I'm not stuck in Corporate America for the next 40 fucking years, and get 7-8 hours of sleep ... that is just something I cannot handle at the moment. 

So instead of biting off more than I can chew and getting upset with myself when I'm too exhausted to do all the things after work, I'm setting manageable expectations. For now, the weekends are my holy grail. The weekends will be dedicated to me going after what I want in my career and getting my mind, soul and physical surroundings in order. Then, once I feel like I can handle incorporating my weekend rituals into my weekday routine, I'll move on to the next level and will be able to dedicate even more time to creating a life I am excited about. 

But for now, I will appreciate the chapter I'm in and be kind to myself. I'm excepting that I only have a limited amount of energy right now and that I cannot accomplish all of my goals as quickly as I would like to. But that's ok. I'm retraining my brain to relish in the here and now. To find the beauty in just accomplishing one of the 5 million things on my to-do list. And to find more fulfillment while I'm on this path to creating the life I want. 

So what activities do I have planned for my wellness weekends? Well let's see: 

  • Slow mornings filled with slowly enjoying my coffee and breakfast 
  • Cleaning the kitchen, living room, and bathroom 
  • Decorate for fall/Halloween
  • Cook delicious yet healthy meals at home
  • Sitting down to write, filming fashion looks, creating inspiring content 
  • Cleaning out my closet and switching over to a fall wardrobe that I'm excited about 
  • Putting up laundry 
  • Watching all the fun Halloween movies & shows with a bottle of wine nearby 
  • Deep conditioning my hair 
  • Selling clothes I no longer want or fit into 
  • Putting together my digital portfolio 
  • Researching and creating strategic business plans and content calendars 
  • Journaling and becoming clear on my vision and dreams so I can escape the toxic cycles I'm in that don't serve me.
These are just some of my intentions for the month. I'm really excited to see how much my life can improve if I take more weekends to set myself up for fulfillment and success instead of just avoiding my problems by filling my weekends with nothing but drinking and socializing with friends. Of course, socializing is important, but spending all my time running around the city or traveling with friends doesn't allow me enough time to set the foundation for the life I want. I'm craving balance and balance I shall have because I'm the one creating it. 

I'd love to know if you feel the same way. What has your soul been telling you to pursue but you haven't had the time or energy to go after? How are you structuring your weekend to have some time to recharge and feel fulfilled? Let me know in the comments below! And please share this post with anyone you think it would resonate with. I cannot even begin to express how much I appreciate your support. Thank you for spending a moment of your day to read my thoughts. Wishing you a happy and restorative weekend my friend. 

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