I tried not to forget about my resolutions and so I brought some material with me to focus on my projects, but mainly we spent time together, chatting, laughing, watching movies, listening to music.
So, if I have to think about my mind map, what I did was:
1) Cultivate relationships:
and I am talking about family, so probably the most important ones.
I think it's wonderful to realize that there are some people that you may not hear or see for long periods, but then you always have fun when you have the opportunity to meet them and you can talk about everything with them and things just flow easily in their company, without much thinking about it.
Moreover, my daughter had a lot of fun and she cried when we had to come home because she said she liked to stay at home with a lot of people.
She also had a lot of fun feeding the turtles of a neighbor that has built a turtle zoo in her garden.
And we ate so much good and healthy food, included the cake in the picture!
2) I started sketching again
I would like to do it on a daily basis but I am not there yet.
Anyway, I went out in the small town where I spent the weekend, with my husband and cousin, carrying our drawing material, and we had some live sketches.
I am not ready to publish it because I am finishing coloring it.
3) I finished my weekly book!
I finished "The power of habit" by Charles Duhigg.
I found it very interesting. It talks about how much habits can influence our life and how habits are constructed. It is a simple and interesting theory that also gives you some insights on how to change some of your bad habits setting up new ones.
It's not a manual on self improvement. It's more an interesting study that lets you deepen your knowledge about habits in the fields of private life, organizations, and public life.
I would recommend it to those interested in the subject.
I decided to go on on this subject and my new weekly book is: "The seven habits of higly effective people" by Stephen R. Covey.