I want to go back.
Anyway, it’s the start of another week.
Cam and I are busy…and I love that we are.We just came back from from a fun weekend out of town, we’re going to be flying out of town again on Friday, and it looks like we’ve got plans on the calendar from now until the middle of July. So while I’m super excited about this because it means seeing family and friends, traveling, and having fun, it can also make it difficult to stay organized and find routine during the week. We got back into town yesterday evening, and I already feel a little bit behind on the week and it’s only Monday! I have a mountain of emails from work, there are mountains of laundry from this weekend, and our apartment is still slightly in shambles from moving upstairs. Ugh. I hate feeling overwhelmed and like things are disorganized, yet at the same time I don’t want our weekends to slow down because I love exploring this gorgeous part of the country that we live in and having a full calendar. I don’t ever want to be one of those people that has to stay home all weekend just to clean their house…but at the same time I don’t want every week to just be chaos where we’re counting down the minutes until the next weekend. That’s why lately I’ve spent some time brainstorming about what I can do to feel a little less stressed during the week. Which is why today I want to chat about happy habits. What are happy habits? Glad that you asked!
To me, these are the routine things in my life that, when they’re getting accomplished, I feel happy, productive, and on top of things. When they fall by the wayside, I start to feel stressed and like things are out of whack. They’re the little things that help you feel like you have your life in order, and when you neglect them it feels like things are out of balance. I think they’re different for everyone, but here’s my list of things that I’d like to get accomplished every day during the week:
(one of the benefits/pitfalls of working from home is that you don’t have to get dressed…)
(Ok, except for tonight because the Bachelorette is on until 11!)
If I could actually do all of these things each day during the week, that would be fantastic. I already do a lot of these things most of the time, and a few of them some of the time…but if I could do them all all the time, that would be ideal. Sometimes I tend to get really busy with work and neglect some things on this list that benefit my personal wellbeing. A lot of getting this list accomplished really has to do with me staying focused on work when I need to be working so I have time to get everything else done in my day. I am not perfect and I realize that they’re not all going to happen everyday. However, I think being aware of these little routines that really make my life better and trying to adhere to them, even when life gets crazy, is key to making me feel satisfied with my life overall.
So what about you? What’s on your list? I’d love to hear!!
That’s all for me today friends, here’s to a positive, productive week! Xoxo