Hello everyone! It’s a brand new week in April and man did we have some good weather this weekend. It looks like spring is finally here, hopefully it will stay that way, but who knows if you live in the Netherlands where weather is about as changeable as the amount of Corona infections. I wonder if there’s a correlation between the two, who knows?
Preparation is key!
I said I’ve been busy working on the Weekly To-Do article and this morning I spent some time working on my personal Weekly To-Do, so I can use it as an example for the article when it comes on later this week. I even added a little something extra called a habit tracker, that you can use to do daily check-ups on good habits you want to train. Creating habits take somewhere around seventy days before they become second nature, so if you’re looking into changing your habits and adding some good ones to your life, working with a tracker is a great idea.
What’s been keeping me busy
Well, as I said before Bren and I are in the process of changing our lifestyle and are working on reducing our footprint by trying to ban plastics, eating less meat and dairy products. We even bought a product called a Vegan Milker. Which sound really, really wrong, if you ask me. But what it does is awesome, you simply add hot water into the glass bottle and something like nuts and some dates in the mixing reservoir, then use a hand blender and you end up with some really delicious vegan milk! We tried almond milk and oat milk thus far, the first one was really good and the latter we both didn’t like that much.
We’ve also been watching a bunch of documentaries over these past weeks. Kiss the Ground, about how we need to preserve our soil, because it can help us trap carbon emissions. Seaspiracy about how the fishing industry is ruining sea life and last night we watched Chasing Coral, which was about the dying coral reefs around the globe. I have to admit that watching too much of these documentaries isn’t good for your mood. I felt rather gloomy after watching Chasing Coral because it was so depressing to see all that beautiful coral die because of global warming. I do think they’re all important to watch and I do highly recommend them. Kiss the Ground has got to be the most positive one of them all, giving us some perspective into a better future. I’d rather watch more documentaries like this, which also show us how we can solve these problems.
My plans for the week
Well, as I said, I’m going to be publishing my new article this week about the Weekly To-Do. Besides that I’m also going to make a start with going through Bren’s feedback on my novel Stempels, which I’m really looking forward to finishing and improving using her much appreciated comments on my work. I always go into stuff like this knowing it’ll turn out way better than my first draft ever will be.
Besides working on the novel there’s some reviews I want to write as well. I’m considering writing some reviews, or maybe some other type of articles about those documentaries I’ve watched. I’m also reading How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates and will probably finish that this week. I think I’ll do some words about that one too, because it’s been a great read thus far and also a very important one. Climate change has been a thing that’s been keeping me really busy and I want to do what I can to make more people aware and by showing how easy it is to change just a few things in your life to make a change.
It’s going to be a great week, I think!