2 weeks ago
Today has been one of those days when the overwhelm just gets to me. I do my best to plan my life so that there’s a good balance of work and rest, but sometimes I end up in a situation of non stop deadlines anyway. Those times the pressure of producing great, engaging material and to be on top of my to-do list can really get to me.
I like to stay busy with lots of little projects going on, but when there’s no space left in my calendar for weeks I get anxious af. Freedom is one of the qualities in life I value the most. That is partly why I chose this profession. So when I feel cornered by my own poor planning, I get all antsy and I can feel my concentration drifting away and the negative self-talk take over (that’s how anxiety manifests for me). What I do then is head out in nature for about an hour or so. Sometimes bringing my camera and something warm to drink (today it was the tahini mocha) 🍂🍁 It works every time! I always come back feeling so much more alive and grounded.
Cooking also leaves me feeling pretty grounded 💜 This bowl here is a beet shakshuka I tested today and then ate for lunch, with dino kale and leftover toasted sourdough bread that friends brought over 🙏🏼 Now before I run out of space here, let’s have a quick look at my schedule for the week!
• WEEK 40 •
⌲ Mon: Today I shoot a recipe for @electrolux. I deliver lots of content to them on a monthly basis so this beet shakshuka for example will be up on their Insta some time next month 💪🏻 Also went to the gym and watched an episode of The Politician on Netflix while having dinner 🍜👩🏻💻
⌲ Tue: Office day editing photos, putting content together for delivery and writing a blog post. Then I need to pack for a trip!
⌲ Wed: K & I are heading to Barcelona along with his two sisters to celebrate his birthday (he turned 40 the day before yesterday)! 🥳Looking forward to warm weather, sun, lots of tapas, strolls in the city, possibly swimming!! lovely architecture and just taking a break from everything 🧡 We’ll be staying there until Sunday, then I have a few days in Stockholm with meetings before heading back home again. Tell me about your week 🤗