peeled away, day by day.
more fears brought to light.
In terms of activism, this article from Everyday Feminism explains why marching isn’t the only way.
Making history: Museums from all around the world have been collecting signs from the women’s marches.
Have an opinion about an issue, and have difficulty with the idea of calling your senators and representatives? This post gives tips for people with social anxiety. I personally think it could be helpful for anyone who might need to reserve energy for these types of things.
Want to write a letter to Congress? This site gives tips on how to write an effective letter so that your voice is more likely to be heard.
How to Stay Outraged without Losing Your Mind: this post gives some good tips on how to stay aware and active under the current political climate without burning out. Self-care and occasionally unplugging are part of this, too.
A study shows that girls as young as six may already have gendered beliefs about intelligence.
Thanks to recent rain and show, California’s drought is finally coming to an end.
One of the biggest myths I have is that I’m not doing enough.
It’s also very untrue. While I don’t have a typical 9-to-5 work schedule, I keep myself busy. There are many things I’m working on and towards, and I’m rarely bored.
So, as part of my routine of unwinding and getting ready for bed, I’ve started doing a “what I did today” list. It helps me see what I’ve done and accomplished throughout the day. I also sometimes write notes to track my anxiety levels, sensory triggers, and moods so I can look back and see if there’s a pattern.
I suppose I could call this a form of a bullet journal (more information on bullet journals here ), which is like a combination of a planner and a journal/diary. Overall, it’s a method of writing things down, whether it’s goals or thoughts, in short, bullet-point form. Before starting this practice, I didn’t spend much time researching bullet-journaling, but it is a something that I’ve heard that many people enjoy. .
Here’s an example from my journal from a few weeks ago (I made slight edits to put it more into context):
- Took L (husband) to work
- Brief call with Mom
- Got mail and some sunshine
- Took short nap/reset
- ~ 3 hours proofreading practice
- ~ 1 hour workbook punctuation practice
- Made dinner
- Picked L up
- Did Dishes
- Took one online survey
- Nia song review (listened and watched, then tried)
- Did rhythmic movement and reflex exercises
It’s sort of like writing a to-do list after the fact. It gives me perspective. It helps me think of other things I might need to focus on in the days ahead. It helps me value the small, day-to-day activities more, such as making a meal or having a conversation with my love.
At the end of the day, when I ask myself, “Did I do enough?”, seeing this list helps me feel more assured that the answer is, without question, “Yes.”