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I feel like I’ve been on the struggle bus for the past few months y’all. I just cannot get it together. Everything feels so chaotic and overwhelming and there’s always something to do. This is the excuse for not consistently blogging. It is also, the reason why I’ve decided to get back to the basics and get organized. Life flows so much easier when it is. I am the center of our family unit, and this is the main reason I’ve got to get my act together. So, I’m sharing the simple ways I’ve been trying to get back on track for all the ladies who can relate.
For everything, I’m not even joking. When I work, I set a timer for 20-45 minutes doing one thing like talking with my team or emailing my clients. When we do our homeschool lessons, I set timers and when the timers go off that’s when they break or move on to the next thing. I’ve got quite a big supplement intake, it’s impressive. BUT, I often forget to take them all! Solution? SET TIMERS!
Get a planner AND USE IT!
I recently received a Simplfied Planner and I love it. I’ve made a promise to use it… I write down EVERYTHING. This is a recent habit that I’ve picked up because Gina Murphy, head of sales, at Beautycounter told me to do it! What time do you wake up, do your morning routine, fix your breakfast, make phone calls, go do things with the kids, work on the computer, eat lunch, etc? Write it down! Doing this, allows you to see where you spend your time. It called me out on Facebook…. SO badly. So I’ve made a promise to myself to turn off my Facebook notifications and unplug from technology at 7pm every night.
I’ve said this multiple times lately. And although I’m not a huge prepper I feel like I accomplish it in my own way. When I cook our meals, I always make double of things so I can stick it in the fridge and grab things when I want to for lunch or snacks. This save me so much time during the week! Ahhhh I can’t even tell y’all, I put it off for so long and it helps shave off so much time fixing stuff during the week. When we get home from the grocery store, I always cut up fruits and veggies so I can just grab and fix during the week.
Take 15 minutes to your self EVERY day.
For me, this is not the same time every day. Some days, our nanny comes and I run errands in our town. Some days, Derrek Gets home and I leave and head to the gym. That’s when I have my 15 minutes alone. It doesn’t have to happen at the same time every day but you need to be intentional about it. Don’t get your phone out or check your emails on the computer, just BE alone in your thoughts and enjoy some “me” time. Most of time when I take my 15 minute break, as I like to call it, I drink my one cup of coffee today. I’ve been making my own bulletproof version with coffee from my French press, coconut milk and Fourth and Heart Madagascar Vanilla Bean ghee. I am so thankful that Fourth and Heart made these little “to-go” packs of their ghee so I can always have them with me when I grab a coffee. I always keep one of these in my purse.
Alright y’all, now that I’ve shared my simple tweaks in my daily life that I’ve been intentional about, I’d like to know yours. What are your favorite ways to help life feel more organized and less chaotic?