Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ways to add Balance and Simplify

  • Take twenty minutes every few days to turn up the music and dance with your kids.  (cardio and play time all at once)
  • Only touch your mail once.  Pick a time of day that you can spend going through it, and file it, toss it or deal with it.
  • When you make dinner double the recipe and freeze half of it for a later date.
  • Commit to five minutes a day to do your make-up.  Seriously that is all you need.
  • Know what you are going to have for dinner by noon everyday.
  • Create a menu plan each week before grocery shopping (saves $, time & energy)
  • Make your kids laugh at least once a day.  Not just a giggle, but a full belly laugh. 
  • Find something you love to do, and just do it. 
  • Try to go to bed with a clean kitchen.  You’ll thank yourself in the morning!
  • Make packed lunches the night before (include am & pm healthy snacks)
  • Stop doing what you no longer find joy in (if it doesn’t add to your life, let it go)
  • Clean up the bathroom counter after getting ready each morning
  • Sing while you cook.  Even if your husband laughs, it will be one of your children’s favorite memories.
  • Light a scented candle each evening
  • Eat dinner as a family (or with close friends) a few nights a week. 
  • Have a weekly/monthly date night with your husband.  Even if you can’t leave the house, set aside one night a week for each other with something planned.  It could even be a picnic and movie on your living room floor.
  • Allow yourself imperfections.  Then except them.  Then embrace them.
  • Make the bed every morning, even if it’s just pulling the sheets and blankets up & neatly stacking the pillows
  • Have your children set out their clothes & shoes for the next day before bed
  • Unload the dishwasher (take 5 extra mins in the morning to do so before work – you’ll be thankful that evening!)
  • Make time for the people in your life that mean something to you, listen, and just be together
  • Take 15 mins out of your nightly tv time and tidy up a bit
  • Fold laundry while you watch tv
  • Plan quarterly night out with your girlfriends
  • Sit and listen to how your loved ones’ day went when they (or you) arrive home.
  • Put all bags, backpacks, keys, etc near the door for the morning

How do you find balance in your life?  Please leave a comment… I know you want too! ~Mara

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