Life Logs: June 2022

December 31, 2022

πŸ’ƒ Experiences

  • Listening to new music from The 1975. This was an album that I really anticipated, and I felt so happy to be excited again about something.
  • Having bonding time with mom while doing the groceries and other errands. We just had some talk about the recent life changes that we were experiencing and I couldn't help but reflect on where I was currently at and where I wanted to go. I was just thankful to have these moments with my loved ones, which I know I would cherish forever.
  • Feeling overwhelmed with things. It's half of the year, but I still felt like I was catching up with life, and failing at it. I have felt this way since February, and the nagging feeling just didn't seem to go away. There were a lot of life changes that happened during the month, and I think that added to the toll (πŸ’», πŸš—,πŸ€΅πŸ‘°, πŸ’€, πŸ”️). There were so many things that were out of my control, and that really stressed me out. But I was learning to cope, little by little.
  • Reprogramming my finances. Because of the recent changes that also involved changes in my finances, part of adjusting and coping was to deprioritize some allotments from my budget list. I transferred my budget tracker from YNAB to Buxfer. I also canceled my Patreon subscriptions (huhu I'm so sorry 😭). I also was supposed to downgrade my phone plan (but it didn't push through, maybe in the future). I also was able to stop myself from splurging on merch items like the AWKP Starter PΓΌck. I'm proud of myself for being able to hold back the urge to buy 🀣.
  • Feeling further and further lost in life. 😒And the existential crisis continues. I just felt so out of place in this world during this time. I felt like I'm losing my identity -- as a friend, as a colleague, as a toastmaster, as me. As I continue to fail with my tasks and responsibilities, the feeling of "being irrelevant" also started to feel more pronounced. πŸ˜”
  • Retracing old steps. I commuted to the office for the first time in two years. It was surprising for me because it felt like I was walking in a dream. I had to remember certain routines during the commute. I realized that it's so tiring to commute (or maybe I'm just getting old πŸ‘΅).

⛰️ Accomplishments / Milestones

  • I have explored lots of new places via driving like the nearby mall that I haven't visited in a while.
  • I'm getting good with back parking. ✨
  • I was able to drive my friends around Antipolo. And it was an experience. 😫
  • We got our pets vaccinated. YAY.

🧠Game Changers

  • Car Dashcam. Since installing the dashcam on the car, I felt more secure on the road. 😁
  • Music Body Spirit Playlist. I needed all the tools that could lower my stress and anxiety levels, and, well the Universe led me to discovering this artist on Spotify. It's all instrumental music that is so calming, and is perfect for meditation or if you need some help falling asleep.
  • Hot and Cold Dispenser (Bottom Load). I bought this appliance for home, and indeed it was a big game changer for everyone in the house. We now have hot and cold water readily available any time of the day. Plus, water is being loaded at the bottom so we didn't have to carry heavy jugs of water to the kitchen anymore! 😁
  • Buxfer. This was my YNAB-alternative discovery for this month, and I was relieved to recognize that this budget tracker would work for me too.

πŸ’‘ Takeaways

  • Music preserves my sanity.
  • Live your life for yourself, not for anyone else.
  • Every day is a new beginning.
  • The Universe will give you things that you think you deserve.
  • Learn to set healthy boundaries.

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