With the current state of affairs and staying home all day errday the house was becoming somewhat of an endless mess. Being that we typically have a cleaning lady (which I am forever grateful to my husband for understanding the need a mom has for such a luxury) I have had to begin cleaning in order to keep others out of the house (a.k.a our beloved cleaning crew). Also, to keep it real with you all a way to decompress and be alone in my thoughts. Oh and there is also the wreck of an economy we are now experiencing so every penny we can save will only help us in the long run.
Cleaning has become a time for me to zone in on something other than the virus that has us all out of sorts with worry. I used to be and prefer to be a one day clean and get it out of the way kind of gal, however, the kids and the husband are home 24/7 and it would literally not happen in one day with homeschooling, that #momlife, cooking, etc… So I created a weekly cleaning schedule. This may not be your cup of tea but it has really been a lifesaver for me on the cleaning front so I wanted to share in case it might help someone else out there.
This is my second week following this schedule and I can tell you it has really made a difference on the daily; it has also kept me from feeling overwhelmed with the endless list of cleaning duties. If you would like this in a pdf let me know I will be happy to send your way!
Because who wants smooth sailing all the time? Those rough waters test your drive, passion, and desire to get to your destination. Sure, they are tough times, but without those hardships growth would be slow or non-existant. Don’t settle for ease, but rather challenge yourself to preserver when you encounter those storms.
Friday thoughts…Wouldn’t it be amazing if things would just be easy all the time, luck was just in your doorway waiting for you to grab hold? But what would we gain from easy street? Would we be bored, striving for a challenge, for something more out of life? I believe we would. I believe we need adversity, hardships, and rocky seas in our lives’ to find meaning, feel accomplishment, and grow as individuals.
Every day is a chance to start fresh. Layout your long term and short term goals and read over them every day. Plan your day out with intentions surrounding your goals. If you focus on them every single day you will one day wake up and say I chased those dreams and I caught them.
Just a little afternoon motivation from yours truly.
We’ve all heard the following “if only…” statements right? Or the “well one day maybe…” in fact most of us at some point have actually said something along those lines. Yes I am guilty myself. Then you come across people who like Abraham Lincoln create their future. They do not wish on things, protest they don’t have the resources or money to reach their goals, etc… I can say I am actually married to such a person who is a ‘creator’ of his future. Nothing can stand in his way when he wants something. I believe this is because he uses his passion to drive him to succeed. Sure he has bad days, don’t we all? He’s certainly not perfect. However, when it comes to his future he is creating it little by little, step by step, reaching every single goal he has along the way. It’s not always easy; it is still work but if you want it bad enough you will do whatever you have to do to succeed.
I talk about setting goals all the time. It is probably the BEST way to stay on track with what you want to accomplish whether that be 1 year down the road or 10 years. Goals Goals Goals; they will keep you motivated, hungry for more, and accountable to yourself.
My ‘journey’ has been evolving over the last year. I started with wanting to physically get in the best shape of my life. I achieved that with hard work and dedication. Challenge groups were key to my success.
This year my goal is to work on my inner self. Finding peace, happiness, letting go of unnecessary stresses that will make me a better person, wife, mother, friend. Continuing a journey of health and fitness is a key part of this. What I want to contribute to your journey is not only physical support, but also being vulnerable within my own self in hopes to help you find happiness, peace, and wellness.
If any of this even slightly tugs at you; message me to start on this journey as like-minded individuals looking to better ourselves and each other.
Life stories are a combination of many different journeys and snapshots in time. Each of these mini stories can be vastly different or in some way connected to one another; however in the end they make up one’s entire ‘life story’. You don’t have to wait for your life story to be complete to share it and hope it might make a difference in some way. Actually by the time your life story is complete you will likely no longer be breathing (I mean not to be morbid, but let’s be honest).
Some of your experience might mean nothing to most, yet leave an enormous impact on just one person. So why not share your journey, stories, etc…? You could end up inspiring and changing someone’s life.
So don’t be ashamed of sharing your story; you never know who’s life you might end up changing.