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I’m not sure if I’ve ever put into words for you the system that I have used in my life that has helped me keep it together, even in the hardest of times. My system has 3 parts.
They’re not steps. They can be used in any order and when ever I need them. I call my Three-part system, “Uniquee Connection”.
Did you catch the way I spelled Uniquee?
If you’re new to the world of Hunkeedori, you may just think I misspelled it. I have been corrected by very kind people over the years in my spelling, but I use the “ee” in my business name and all of the products I create in my line of Travelers Notebooks. Maybe you helped me name one of my Travelers Notebook styles? They all have the double e’s.
You can take a look at the Hunkeedori shop HERE and see all of those names for my Travelers Notebook styles.
Today I wanted to share with you how I have used Uniquee Connection to process what ‘s been going on during the pandemic.
CONNECT TO YOUR TIME
The first system I use is called TIME.
I don’t just plan my time. I prioritize how I spend my time.
Slight difference there.
I don’t just write down what other people have for me to do OR fill the time in with a list of To-Do’s.
I know what’s most important to me and that’s how I fill my days.
I keep hearing that everyone has so much extra time during the pandemic. I haven’t really found that to be the case.
I guess those living in my house have been living a quarantined life for years now.
Besides not leaving, we’ve pretty much kept to the same schedule we had before.
It’s felt pretty good because I’ve spent my days doing what I have prioritized as most important.
If you’d like to learn more about how I prioritized my time, take a look HERE.
CONNECT TO YOUR LIFE
The second system is called LIFE.
In this system, I document the moments that make up my life. I’ve found that the more I take note of things that are happening to me, the less that life seems to fly by without taking on any space.
Does that make sense?
Have you ever felt that time just flies??? You look back at a year and can’t believe it’s gone! That’s what I’m talking about.
During the quarantine, I’ve been trying to write down what we’ve been doing. I’ve been taking pictures, printing them off with my little photo printer even though they’re not the highest quality, to me they’re better than nothing. I didn’t want to put off doing it. It’s better that I have it written down so I can remember. With photos and writing, it’s basically a scrapbook page but done on a smaller scale in my Travelers Notebook or Moments to Memories Insert.
I don’t stress if it’s a “perfect” page. I want to have a record of how I spent my life during Covid-19 and this has worked really well for me.
CONNECT TO YOUR SELF
And the third system is called SELF.
My favorite way to work through pretty much anything that is on my mind is by writing in my journal. I connect with my own thoughts and the way I feel through this practice.
Even though I’ve had more people to talk to during the day while we’ve been quarantined, I feel like I’ve been keeping more things to myself. I think it’s because I haven’t had alone time or friend time.
That’s where I get the most beneficial emotional health time.
HOW DO YOU FEEL BETTER EMOTIONALLY?
I’ve turned to my journal a lot more than ever before.
I’ll be honest. My husband and I haven’t had any big blow ups or anything like that but it’s not because we haven’t had anything to fight about. I’ve just decided to work it out with my journal first.
After writing it out in my journal, if I wasn’t able to see things a bit clearer on how I needed to deal with the situation and we needed to hash it out, I at least brought my beef to the table with a better vision of what I wanted to have happen, what I needed to do and what I needed from him.
MAYBE IT IS YOU
There are a lot of “I’s” in there. Interesting when I probably started by feeling like it was all his fault.
I actually think this is a healthier way to deal with disagreements going forward.
Truth again? It’s usually something going on with me that got me all worked up in the first place. Why drag him into my mess when I can take care of it on my own? This way, I only bring him in when he really has a part to play. I’m hoping I can stick with this even after this is over.
What’s something that has helped pull you through hard times?
Do you have certain “systems” that you use over and over?
I’d sure love to hear about them.
Leave me a comment below or email me. firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll be watching for your message!