Weekly Journal #1


I’ve decided to start this series where I reflect on the week I’ve had. I think that it would be interesting for my future self to read how my weeks change and how I handle certain events that happen in my life. This is kind of like a diary. It’s also a great way to think and analyze events and maybe learn from them.

This journal has different sections. If in the next few weeks, I think of something new that I want to talk about, I’ll add that to the list.

1. My mental health

To be honest with you, ever since I read “Master your emotions” by Thibaut Meurisse and “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon, I haven’t really let myself think negative thoughts. It’s been working for the majority of the time. It feels so good to just focus on the positives and also not let certain events or certain words said by people affect me.

These past two days, negative thoughts have tried to appear in my mind and really tried to make me feel bad about what happened, but I did my best to occupy my mind with something else, like playing Sims 4.

I noticed a few differences in how I’ve changed my mindset. For instance, before, when people would ignore what I’ve suggested for a group project or for a certain event, I would feel dumb and useless. However, when it happened today, I didn’t feel anything; I just moved on completely, so I thought, wow; that was great!

What I’ve learned over the years is that not only is not doing anything a waste of time but thinking about things that are out of your control or things that you can’t change is also a waste of time. So, now I just try to just focus on what I can control and really reflect on what’s worth my time or not.

2. My career

My career is doing good. I’m still alive despite a crazy schedule, haha. This week in particular was hilarious. There were several moments when I couldn’t help but laugh with my students. We had a great time and I’m going to miss all of them when school ends. What sucks is I don’t even know if I’ll be back at this school next year. Regardless, I wish them all the best!

3. My productivity

My productivity wasn’t as good this week. Yes, I organized all my files at school and I did what I had to do for work, but in terms of my blog, my hobbies, and everything else I wanted to do, I haven’t done much. For instance, I wanted to read more, but I only read a few pages. I wanted to write more, but I wasn’t feeling like it. I wanted to go for a run but didn’t feel like it.

What I did though is go grocery shopping for healthy snacks. I bought spinach, Greek yogurt, fruits, and oats. I also drank a lot of water, especially with my new big water bottle which I’ve had a lot of comments on.

At least I did a few things, and I’m still happy with myself. The worst thing I can do is feel bad about what I didn’t do. Instead, I just want to be satisfied with what I was able to accomplish this week because that’s what matters.

4. My expenses

I didn’t spend that much this week other than when I went grocery shopping. I’d like to keep it that way. I also created a spread on my bullet journal to track my expenses. So far, so good.


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