I am not a naturally productive person. I am going to assume since you are reading this that you are not naturally productive either. I work hard to put systems in place that set me up for success so I can accomplish everything I need to do and everything I want to do each day, week, month, and year. If you are looking for a way to keep yourself motivated, here are five things you must do to stay productive all day long. CONTINUE READING
When you bring home a new baby, time seems to move so slowly. Everyone tells you to savor each moment because it will be gone in the blink of an eye. When you are in the trenches of motherhood, it is hard to imagine how those days filled with diapering and feeding, followed by long, sleepless nights will ever end. Then, all of a sudden, your baby is sleeping through the night, the feedings are fewer and farther between, and you are the one telling a new mama how quickly time goes by.
If you were to list your top five priorities in order of importance, would your health be on that list? If you said yes, would your actions reflect that statement? It is not surprising that improving one’s health is one of the most common goals that people set out to achieve at the start of a new year. Our health should be at the top of mind year round, but sleep and fitness seem to be the first things to get cut when life gets busy.
Planning ahead is imperative if you want to live a life of intention. I think Winston Churchill said it best when he said, “He who fails to plan, is planning to fail.” When life gets busy it is easy to fall into a reactive mindset and begin to live life as it happens to you rather than living a life full of purpose and meaning. Continuing on this path can lead to anxiety and depression as a result of your inability to focus on what matters most. You can change all of that by starting your week off right with a simple Sunday routine.
How many times have you made it to the end of your day only to realize that you have no idea what you are going to feed your family for dinner? Eating is one of a human’s most very basic needs, yet somehow you have forgotten yet again to factor that into your already jam-packed schedule. In a rush, you scour the pantry for something – anything – you can get onto the dinner table in a flash. After realizing that the pantry is bare, you stumble into procrastination mode. If you wait long enough, everyone will just eat cereal, right?