Jumbled Emotions

As an Enneagram 6, a planner, a mom, I plan for the worst and hope for the best.

Truthfully, I’m not so great on that second part.

I'm just going to jump in the hypothetical worst case scenario simulator

I prefer to have a plan, but I know that everything can does go to sh*t. Generally, I plan for every possibility and achieve my personal state of calm.

And then comes along 2020.

Remember this?

That was FIVE months ago.

There is just so much going on and going wrong.

Yes, some things are going to be better, but it’s SO hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

As we approach the “end” of “summer,” we are facing the jumbled emotions and no-win situations that revolve around back to school.

School Covid Venn Diagram

Am I doing what’s right for My Child? Am I being selfish and only thinking of myself? Am I making more work for her teachers? Am I putting her teachers at a higher risk?


Time to refocus.

I am doing the best I can.

Always do your best. Everybody's best is different. You can't always be the best, but you can always do your best.

YOU are doing the best you can.

We will get through this.

If today was heavy, put it down and start again tomorrow

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Book Review – The Lazy Genius Way

The Lazy Genius Way
by Kendra Adachi

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from
Waterbrook & Multnomah through NetGalley.
Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

The Lazy Genius Way:
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done
by Kendra Adachi

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Book Description:

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well.

Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy about what doesn’t. Everything from your morning routine to napping without guilt falls into place with Kendra’s thirteen Lazy Genius principles, including: Decide once; Start small; Ask the Magic Question; Go in the right order; and Schedule rest.

Discover a better way to approach your relationships, work, and piles of mail. Be who you are without the complication of everyone else’s “shoulds.” Do what matters, skip the rest, and be a person again.

My Take:

This is the self-help book for people who like instructions. Actionable instructions.

I understand that sometimes the appropriate inspiration is “see your goal, reach your goal, be your goal.” Those books and speeches can be very useful. But….

Sometimes you just need someone to say: “You want to change your life? Do this real thing, then this physical thing, then achieve this effect.” YES! That’s what you get in The Lazy Genius Way – real actionable steps to make changes in your life. I highly recommend this book.

Also, don’t miss the footnotes!

Favorite Lines

We don't give enough credit to all that goes before, but that's precisely why small steps matter: they're doing invisible work, and we can trust that process.
You have permission to let go, wonder, and go slow or to desire, hustle, and power through.

The Final Verdict

SK Book Rating Scale

My rating: 5 stars

Would I recommend? Yes


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