A Week in Our Life | Weekly Wrap-up | December 08, 2022

‘A Week in Our Life’ is a weekly wrap-up that we are hosting at Productively Yours where we talk to you about what we were up to the entire week. I absolutely love doing this because I feel this brings us closer to you. But also, this helps us review how we’ve grown through this week and encourages us to vocalize on a few ideas. And hey, we’re just playing some “catch – up” with life, week after week, while we review our progress and hold on to some joyful memories. This is also because we want to feel connected to our viewership and these wrap-ups feel really personal. Besides, we also most definitely want to know how your week was, so drop your stories in the comments below. Let’s go!

A Week in Our Life:

This week was kinda amazing! On Friday, we impromptu planned to catch an early morning train to Churchgate. We were ideally supposed to read a little by the bay and then venture out for breakfast at an Irani Cafe. But of course, Vedant’s day doesn’t go by without a little change of plan. We reached Churchgate around 7:30 a.m. and he didn’t feel like we’ll make it through book reading before we felt pangs of hunger surge through our tummies. So, there we were, walking our way to Leopold Cafe from the station.

I think, I had almost forgotten how pleasant it felt to stride through these streets every day. We had some good, mutton keema pav at Leo’s and then walked again, paving our way to Marine Drive. I have to tell you; this is the most chill and comfy I’ve felt in weeks. Reading by the sea is something I absolutely love, it grounds you. It’s a reminder of what you’re made of. And it definitely feels like magic. We talked a lot over the weekend, caught up on a lot of things! It was perf.

Next, came in the work week. I had a pretty balanced week, I’d say. I did a lot of reading and studying — now I know that may not sound like fun to you. But it’s been a while since I’ve felt so good studying on an academic level. For me, it was just a good change and some silence. I totally needed a social break. Vedant had an “active” week at work. However, he says he felt good about catching up on his pace of reading. To fill you in, he’s really slow when it comes to reading and to finish a book to the end is an absolute task for him. However, drum roooolll… he finished a book this week – Attitude is Everything, and this is the quickest he’s ever read. Huh, can you imagine that?

Our highlight was pulling that almost all-nighter bingeing Wednesday on Netflix. Psst… I love Wednesday. And yes, we’re mentally 60-years old now. We’re excited about getting quality sleep and a nice weekend. Besides, I think this the second series we could both agree on pulling all-nighters for post Only Murders in the Building which streams on Hotstar. It’s a mystery-crime-comedy, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you definitely should.

Only Murders in the Building (Hotstar)
Wednesday (Netflix)

What we’re reading this week:

What we read every week is broken into an improvement block and a reset block.

Books that we pick for our improvement blocks are the ones that we read while working. Our improvement blocks are mostly a 10-minute break post every task that we complete. This helps us stay focused and improves our workability. We also mention the Level 10 Goal that this particular book is helping us progress in. Since these are mostly self-improvement and non-fiction, there’s always some area of focus to pin.

Books that we pick for our reset blocks are the ones that we read when we’re doing our sleep routine. These books are mostly fiction, so they help us move into a calmer state of mind, feels relaxing and breaks the long workday. We’re also putting down our weekly ratings for these books, they might just boom to a sky-high 5 or plummet to a sea-deep 1 towards the end. Stay tuned!

Improvement Block:

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty Level 10 Goal: Spirituality + Personal Development | Review so far: 4 / 5 | Link to purchase

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Level 10 Goal: Personal Development | Review so far: 3.5 / 5 | Link to purchase

Reset Block:

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Review so far: 4 / 5 | Link to purchase

What we’re listening to this week:

What we’re watching this week:

  • Chicago Med – Season 4 (TV Series) – Ri; I’m not really liking the 4th season much
  • Goodbye (Movie) – Ri
  • Wednesday (TV Series) – Ri & Ved

Blog post this week:

Our Instagram Posts from this week:

Love that you tried to spend some time getting to know our lives, we would like to know yours too. Pin down your weekly updates in the comments below. Until next week, love and virtual hugs!

Ri & Ved @ Productively Yours
Ri & Ved @ Productively Yours

Disclaimer — Posts are authored jointly by Vedant and Ritika and worded by Ritika in first person — for any narrative confusion, please read accordingly

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