Feb 13, 2013
01 // tea time
In the fall we were having tea parties every Tuesday and they were always so much fun! I took a break from posting them because I wanted to explore other kinds of content, but now I want to bring them back, but with a little twist. Since going to ALT Summit, I have been brainstorming different ways to incorporate some more conversation into the blog, as well as more time spent talking about the things that are important to each of us.
So now, every Wednesday we will be having tea time on the blog, where we can chat about a new topic each week. Sometimes it will be easy and fun, and other times we will discuss our big ideas and goals. But either way, I'm hoping that we can get to know each other a bit better, and really feel the community going on here! My thoughts are that this series will function as a combination between the tea parties, and the candid conversations that went on last season as well—a way to combine fun conversation, with big ideas and dreams and also the roadblocks along the way.
This week we are going to chat about something very dear to me, designing your life. It's a concept that I absolutely love, since it combines two of my favorite things: design and intention! I think it's incredibly liberating to know that you are the designer of your own life, and that with hard work and maybe some creativity, you can incorporate more of what you love into your daily life.
my favorite way to do this
When I'm in a slump with my day-to-day, I sit with a cup of tea, and write out the schedule of my ideal day—who I would see, what I would eat, how I would spend my time, and where this would all be taking place. Then I look at that day and see how I can incorporate more of those specific items into my current schedule. So for example, if my ideal day includes waking up in a charming old apartment in NYC, and heading out to meet friends for tea before I start my work day, then I try to incorporate more morning breakfast dates into my schedule. This way I can actually do things that take me closer to that ideal day!
And now for your part!
1. Are there things that you do to design your own day and life?
2. Do you find this an easy or difficult thing to do?
3. If you did the exercise that I explained above, what element of that ideal day would you pull out and implement in your current schedule?
I can't wait to get this conversation started! :)