Sunday Reflection (Patience)

Good evening, Lovelies! ❤

So, I was sick for the majority of this past week. Mainly from exhaustion because of waiting to hear back on our loan for our house, but now I’m wondering if it’s some cold that’s going around or if it’s allergies. Anyways, I stuck to my focus list from last week as best as I could, but I may have to repeat some of those this week. 😉

Today, while cleaning, packing and playing with our daughter I began to understand another type of patience that I am beginning to learn. I love being a mother and seeing our daughter grow and learn more and more everyday. I really cannot wait to find out what her interests and passions are! This is where the patience lesson comes in because I know it is going to take awhile for her to develop her interests and passions. Heck, she’s still only saying a couple words right now! But thinking about patience in that particular way helped me understand patience as a whole. Helped myself learn how to slow my thoughts down and remember that everything will come into fruition the way it is supposed to. Not a minute too early and not a minute too late.

It’s nice to finally get a better grasp on this important life lesson, so I’m hoping this method of helping myself “slow down” will stay with me from here on out – ESPECIALLY with this home buying process. It has been a LONG two weeks when we thought we were originally going to find out, but it has also been a long two months since we originally fell in love with this home! But we’ve survived the stressful anxiety for this long, so a few more days shouldn’t kill us! 🙂

This week I definitely want to focus on these things:

  • Life: Continue working on getting into a daily routine (thanks DST for the loss of an hour! haha!); continue cleaning and packing things up – need to “spring clean” the apartment regardless if we move or not!
  • Health: Continue “clean” eating with salads and breakfast smoothies; restart workout schedule; and continue taking daily supplements.
  • Blog: Continue with journal idea and begin thinking of a draft for monthly post.

Thanks for taking time to read my post! What does your focus list look like this week? Were you able to relate to anything I shared in my reflection on patience? Feel free to share any thoughts you may have about my post in the comments below. Also, to receive updates, sign up to follow my blog!

Toodles! 🙂

 

Sunday Reflection (First “Official” Post)

Hello, lovelies! ❤

Over the past week I have grown to learn more about my blog and kind of how I would like to utilize it. If you saw Friday’s post, then you know that I would like to do weekly fitness tip posts every Friday. I also thought it would be nice to do a reflection on my week every Sunday, along with a short focus list for the upcoming week. Other than that, I feel that I may only have one or two monthly posts that will probably vary on the topic.

As for today, I was relaxing and spending time with my daughter when it hit me (yet again) that I need to do more of that – enjoying the moments that are here and now right in front of me (not on my phone!). I need to stop spending so much time worried about things that are out of my control. Friends and family have told me time and time again that you are only in control of your thoughts and actions, no one else’s. One thing I notice about myself (and have for the past two years) is that every time I reach a point of balance and contentment it’s as if my mind can’t handle it. When this happens my mind starts to slowly spiral out of control and generate a whole list of new projects and ideas that I should take on. Now, some of these ideas have made a great addition to my life, but others have not. What I’m trying to get at is that the most important part of my week should be spending time with family because that is the thing I treasure more than anything. I also recognized that all too often I spread my time and energy way too thin because of all the new projects I jump into. So, onto my focus list this week:

  • Life: Work on getting into a daily routine to help with prioritizing and time-management; keep up with cleaning; and start packing things up (hopefully!)
  • Health: Keep improving eating habits (“cleaner” foods); keep exercising daily; and keep taking supplements daily
  • Blog: Start keeping a journal to help keep thoughts and ideas for blog posts organized and together

Thanks for taking time to read my post! What kind of things are you wanting to focus on in your life this week? Do you relate to anything I shared in my reflection? Feel free to share any thoughts you have about my post in the comments below. Also, to receive updates when a new post is up, sign up to follow my blog!

Toodles! 🙂