#1 – Busy schedules require a call to take ‘family communication’ to the next level! I found that I was the only one who knew the weekly schedule or I was asked repeatedly…”what’s the plan”? So I needed to find a way to get the whole family ‘out of the dark’ & ‘into the light’! Just implemented recently and this Communication Wall has been a huge help!! It’s located at the entrance of our family’s hub spot – ‘the kitchen’. Great location for shout-out’s & schedule info!
#2 – The basics – Family. Holidays tend to get way too busy, for us. Trying not to get sucked in the ‘holiday drama’, I’ve created a visual on the mantel to keep the focus. The goal is to create warm memories > not stressful ones! So, this year, I’m planning to try something new to save time, money and sanity! The plan is to shop ON-LINE, or the day AFTER Christmas — so far, I’m loving the additional time it creates!
#3 – Scrap booking! I enjoy sewing so entering into the world of scrap booking is a little UN-nerving. In order to achieve, this goal, I have to set boundaries for myself. Here are my DO NOT’s >>Don’t GO Overboard! — Don’t Fuss over page designs! — Don’t hinder yourself with ‘perfection’! I want to capture the moment; holidays are my starting point– IT’s time to do this!!
#4 – Getting fit! It’s time to treat myself to good health! I’m in week THREE of eating differently with a low carbs and low sugar routine. Made it through Thanksgiving with NO carbs…whoop!!, however, I took a nose dive on the peach cobbler & ice cream …keepin’ it real! I’ve started back again; true to myself and determined! Also, incorporating exercise…15 min per day. Have not worked this into my schedule; an area of growth FOR SURE.
Today I’m celebrating with a #30secondmom who’s grown in many areas, particularly, through the loss of her sister. Her new book This Is How We Grow: A Psychologist’s Memoir Loss, Motherhood, & Discovering Self-Worth & Joy, One Season at a Time was recently a #1 best seller on Amazon.com! I love how hardship plus growth can produce results and inspiration for others!! It’s been a journey, for Dr. Christina Hibbert, that God has faithfully seen her through…love her story!!