About Me

Hi, I’m Nicole.

I started this blog because I was going through a little bit of a meltdown. My mind had become consumed with an endless cycle of anxious thoughts and worries about work and my health and the state of the world. I felt both disconnected and over-stimulated; I had lost touch with myself.

Changing jobs meant I had a few months off of  work (I work in mental health as an occupational therapist) and so I decided to use the time to reflect on and redefine my personal goals. The word that seemed to be the common theme in all my goals was connection, so I made a list of all of the ways I could better connect:

  • Have more open and honest dialogues with my partner.
  • Make a better effort to keep in contact with friends (not just on social media).
  • Connect with nature, spend a lot of time outside.
  • Connect with my body – use it more, feed it better.
  • Connect with my mind – write more, read more, skim less, spend less time on mindless activity like social media and video games.
  • Disconnect from my phone – treat it as a device, not an appendage.
  • Pay attention to spending and the things I mindlessly consume.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Spend more time connecting with my community – volunteer my time somehow.
  • Connect with my discovered (and yet to be discovered) skills – take opportunities to learn new things.
  • Figure out what work life balance really means to me.
  • Connect with my relationship to alcohol, explore sober connections.

This blog is a way of tracking my thoughts and progress as I make a concerted effort to become more connected (and not to lose these connections once I start work again!).

Thanks for coming by!

 

xx Nicole

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Audrey says:

    Nicole, take the time to reflect and enjoy your break. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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    1. Nicole says:

      Thank you! I have really enjoyed this time to reflect, back to work next week but I’m ready for it.

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      1. Audrey says:

        All the best! 😀

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