20 things you enjoy doing

20 things I enjoy doing, the artist's way, Julia cameron

I’m on day 28 in a row of getting up early – without hitting snooze – and doing Morning Pages, which makes me feel almost invincible because I am a tired lady and mornings are hard. Luckily I’m not a night owl, so I go to bed super early on week nights. Just like your grandma.

Anyway one of the recent weekly tasks was to list 20 things I enjoy doing and write a date for the last time I did that activity.

Listing 20 things you enjoy doing doesn’t sound that hard. But it was hard. I think when I started making this list of 20 things, I expected them to be exceptional. Unique. But in reality, they are tame and rather mundane. I either don’t enjoy a whole lot of things, or I am just a really boring person. Likely both. But I did some googling (because I am insufferable and always trying to make sure I’m “doing it right”) and found a few other people’s lists, and they were just as…unexceptional…as mine.

  1. Reading (daily)
  2. Drawing (2.22.19)
  3. Painting (2.9.19)
  4. Napping (yesterday!)
  5. Hanging out with friends (specifically a low-key evening on a patio or at someone’s table, with a cocktail and a lot of laughs – 2.17.19)
  6. Drinking coffee (currently)
  7. Browsing libraries and bookstores (3.2.19)
  8. Volleyball (3.2.19)
  9. Writing/editing (daily ’cause it’s my job)
  10. Camping (Memorial Day weekend 2018, but going again in two weeks!)
  11. Watching TV/movies (yesterday! My girls and I watched “Dumplin'” on Netflix – highly recommend – and that night we all watched “Into the Spider-Verse,” which was even better the second time around)
  12. Listening to music (daily)
  13. Listening to podcasts (almost daily)
  14. Games with friends (12.31.19)
  15. Looking at art in museums/galleries/art festivals (I looked around at some of the art at the Dougherty Arts Center after I attended a panel, but I haven’t intentionally gone to view anything in a while)
  16. Hiking? (LOL do I enjoy this?)
  17. Crafts (did some origami this afternoon with one of the kids. It was stressful)
  18. Dinner with OG writing buddies (We try to do this monthly, but it’s been since December)
  19. I’m stumped
  20. WTF who has 20 things

The first time I made this list in my journal I only got to 15, so I’m going to consider 18 an improvement.

What would you put on your list of things you enjoy doing?

4 thoughts on “20 things you enjoy doing”

  1. Oooh. I am trying to start morning pages (again) tomorrow. I’m going to try to make this list. (I like MAKING lists. I am not great at follow through.)

    1. You got this! Starting the morning pages is honestly the hardest part. Now that I’m on quite a streak, it would kill me to break it unless I really had to, like if I were sick or something.

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