Are you a night owl or an early bird? When is your brain most engaged and energized in the day? If you are like me, my brain tends to shut down sometime after dinner, which makes it hard for me to finish the dishes and clean the kitchen. All my mind wants to do is relax with my kids before they go to bed.
In my last post, I talked about goal setting, and how good of an idea it is to make goals every day, some of which can be really small so long as you are achieving SOMETHING every day.
I will have two children in school this fall for the first time. I am a stay at home Mom so the thought of time to myself for the first time in 6 years is both exhilarating and a little overwhelming. When I think about my upcoming free time, my mind is immediately flooded with all the projects I want to get done, the room cleaning and organization that needs to happen both upstairs and down, and finding time to add fitness to my schedule.
This year I made it a goal to read 6 to 12 books throughout the year. I also set out to read books from different categories so that I’d become a well-rounded reader and thinker. I am a very slow reader. In fact I originally sent my goal to six books this year knowing that I am so slow. But I thought I should push myself and go for at least 12 books this year. If I fall short, I can still look at all the books I didn’t finish reading and feel accomplished about trying to read so many. I could at least feel good about the progress that I had made. And, I intrinsically knew that if I felt short on 12 I could probably still read more than 6! Continue reading “Read More. Get Smarter.”
Last time I touched on how mindfulness can help us live a full life by staying in the moment. This doesn’t mean however that we can’t think about the future and our possibilities. One of the goals I set for myself this year was to achieve the highest level of fitness I’ve ever had. To do this I knew I would need some help, and that’s where FitnessBootCampAA came in! Continue reading “Thinking About the Future”
One of the best practices that I think people can start to put into place is mindfulness. Mindfulness is not something that occurred to me for a very long time. A lot of people float around in their bubbles, never considering how their thoughts affect them or why they affect them. This was true for me until somewhat recently. For some, including myself, it wasn’t something I ever even considered until the idea was introduced to me. How strange that something so simple was such a novel idea to me.
Mindfulness has been one of the most powerful tools I have ever implemented in my life. It has helped me squash anxiety and worry.