A Day In The Life...

I can't believe I haven't written a blog post for a month! It's not like I am not thinking about this blog. It's not like there aren't events happening that would be blog worthy. It just seems to be on the back burner. Other things have taken precedence and I have been trying to be more present with my family and not just holed up with my computer. So what has been happening in our neck of the woods? I thought I'd give you a little 'day in the life'. At the beginning of September, after caring persuasion from a friend, I started a bible study with Loving God Greatly and I am pleased that I am on track! In order to make time for this, I get up early. I have found my days are much better when I have had some quiet time with my Bible and a cup of coffee. There are days when I don't get to it in the morning but then it's the first thing on my list when nap time comes. I am glad my friend brought this study to my attention and am looking forward to doing more of them in the future. Finding dedicated time for action like this has always been a goal of mine so I am glad to make this a new habit. photo1

Running has completely gone out the window. Oops. After my team at Happy Medium Health hosted a Facebook running group, I just stopped. Tis the season of change, I guess. I did run a 5k with a good friend in memory of little Max and honor of Laikyn last weekend. It was a gorgeous fall day and I am so grateful for my friend who pushed me to be better. Read about last year's Miles for Max here. I plan to jumpstart myself in October with a plan to find 30 minutes for exercise every day. It won't necessarily be running every day but some kind of movement is a must! Want to join me? Watch here. photo2

We have had a birthday! We have a two year old in the house! My mom always said "Terrific Twos" instead of terrible. While there are moments I can see why they are called terrible (the tantrums for really no reason), I am always trying to look for the terrific. I mean, really, when you stop to think about it, this age is pretty amazing. He is talking more than ever (to the point where my mind screams SHUT UP!) but I am always amazed at what he learns each day. He is playing by himself more. He doesn't like that he "can't read the names" when he opens a book. He asked to be moved to a big boy bed. He interacts with other children more, shyly but he eventually gets there. I know potty training is in our near future. The only real con about him is that he likes TV a little too much and some days it's a little too tempting to just give in. We are both technology addicts and work in progress... bigboybed

For me? I threw the "skill" of multitasking out the window. I found that I was getting half of many things done but NOTHING completely finished. It was making me more stressed knowing that things weren't completely done. From the house work to Shaklee to even paying attention to Harvey, I constantly felt interrupted. Which made me crabby, which made me snappy at Harvey and Turner, which made us all angry. So I took a step back and decided that I needed to become more single focused. I needed to set my damn phone down. I needed to consciously put an effort into finishing one task at a time before moving on to the next one. And guess what? Shit gets done. My to do list was my bitch yesterday. Yesterday, I had decided that my entire day needed to revolve around activities that supported our home's functionality. I had 23 things on my list. Some were super small, like 'shower'. Yes, I put shower on my list. Type A, here. At the end of the day, I had crossed off 20 of those items. TWENTY! My home felt clean, organized, and together again. It allowed me to open up time in my week for other activities to get completed. The best part of this new plan is that if something doesn't get done, it just goes on the list the next day and you keep going. For me, this applies to housework, Shaklee work, and any other work. You attempt to get as much done as possible--one thing at a time. Cross it off. Move on. Add something new. It takes some dedication but it is sure worth it! I encourage you to say goodbye to multitasking no matter if you work at home or outside the home. Focus on one task at a time and I bet you'll get more done.

And what's new with Turner? Oh, he's just been diligently watching grass grow. Men and their yard work. planting grass

How about you? I'd love to hear from you! Tell me what's new! As for me, I will be sharing 31 health and wellness tips over at our Happy Medium Health blog throughout the month of October. Be sure to check it out! Have a great day! I'm off to put the "big boy" back in his bed for the sixth time today. Gah, just go take a nap!! Tracy