This is the first post in a new series I’m starting called Feel Good Friday where I will commit to doing something positive for myself at least once a week. As women, it’s easy to get bogged down with daily duties and responsibilities, leaving little time for ourselves. This can make us feel drained, depleted and downright discouraged so I’ve decided to be intentional about taking care of me. I’ve chosen to treat myself on Fridays because it’s the end of the week, the beginning of the well-anticipated weekend and probably when I’ll need a little pick-me-up the most. You can choose any day of the week that works best for you but make sure it’s a day that isn’t already jammed-packed with things to do. For better chances of keeping the commitment, you should choose the same day each week so that it becomes a permanent part of your weekly schedule.VIEW POST
An occasional vacation is recommended if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Work, kids, and other responsibilities can become overwhelming if we don’t take time for a breather. While there plenty of places to decompress, my favorite is New York City! Yes, it’s probably busier than where you’re coming from but it is truly a magical place no matter what your mood is for travel. It offers everything…….And more! However, it can be a little pricey so planning your attractions and sites before you go will help you stay on budget because a whimsical trip to NYC can literally break the bank.
There’s nothing more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa near the fireplace on a cold winter’s night (or day). And although we Texans don’t normally experience freezing temps, 2018 has made an exception for us. It is cold! My son informed me that on new year’s day, it was colder in Texas than it was in Alaska; a frigid overnight low of 15 degrees. What????
With that in mind, what better way to warm our hearts than with a cup of chocolately goodness? I’ve tried several different recipes and the simplest recipe is the one that wins my kids over every time.
It’s that time of year when we are all looking for inspiration to lead a better life; one that is less hectic, more simple, less stressful, more peaceful, less tedious, more intentional and the list goes on. Resolutions of losing weight and managing finances are some of the most popular resolutions every year but tend to get neglected after a few weeks or months if you’re really dedicated. The reason is because we haven’t changed some of the more basic habits that prevent us from staying on track. For example, if you commit to hit the gym more often, but you still don’t have babysitting, then it probably won’t last. Or if you commit to save money, but you haven’t created a budget, then it’ll be difficult to stay on track. But don’t be dismayed. There are some simple and effective things to do (in no particular order) to make 2018 a success without setting unrealistic goals.