We had an awesome weekend. The weather was superb and the blazing heat was welcomed because we experienced such an overcast and gloomy spring.
Friday we had wings at home and then packed up the car to get ready for the next day. We spent the better part of the day at the beach we were pleasantly surprised as to how much Miss S enjoyed herself but were perplexed as to why Miss El seemed so confused the entire time we were there. We later realized it was because we were all wearing sunglasses (and maybe she couldn’t recognize us lol).
Sunday we were at a birthday party. Backyard bouncy castle, Pizza with chip toppings and lots of kids of course.
The workweek was actually spent running sooo many errands. From doing groceries, to gift shopping, to getting last minute stuff for the day at the beach as well as planning for Miss S’ 3rd birthday.
Also I’d just like to add (so my future self can remember) that even with this list of weekly goals and regular maternity leave tasks, I still accomplish and complete many other to-do items to run and mange the house like: clean the floors, prep dinner, make lunches, do preschool drop off/pick up, general tidying, multiple loads of laundry, pay bills, claim receipts etc etc in any case here is how I did with my goals last week.
Read another chapter of the book I am reading (sadly no, I am struggling to find the right time to read – holding a book while nursing isn’t very comfortable)
Bread this week? Bread this week! (nope, and I realized i can’t commit to this goal until after June)
Take some more everyday photography shots and move photos from SD Card yep, see this post
Get my 10K steps 5/7 days next week & Work out 4/7 times DONE
Take Miss El to the Born to Read library program (weather did not permit, and parking this until the end of June)
Figure out a layout for our 2015 photo album Yep and started
Update family room painting from black on white to white on black
Put away all clean laundry
Order Miss S birthday Cake (we talked to the bakery and got the details and will be happening tomorrow)
Ok 5 out of 10 this past week. The next couple of days are all about Miss S birthday!
Read a chapter
Take some everyday/creative photography
Get my 10K steps in 5/7 days and workout 4/7 days
Tuesday Self Care: Mediate, Bath and Yoga
Put away clean laundry
Order birthday cake
Finalize day of party plan + list of things to bring
Yea so am I. I watched this really great video by Tony Robbins. He talks about mental plateaus and gives some quick tips on how to get out of them. In case you don’t watch the super short clip linked above its: Read, Workout, Set Clear Goals and Give to Others.
Sometimes I forget that changing your mindset really changes your focus, sets you in a different direction and can help you make anything happen.
I’ve recently started sharing motivational career/purpose/passion project advice on my linkedin and I was surprised to see that my contacts are actually engaging in the content (a few colleagues from current/previous roles, my MBA thesis advisor etc)
On that note: here is some visual motivation! All images linked below!
Haaddd to share this beautiful image I captured this morning. FALL is literally the best time for photography (a close second is the sparkly lights of christmas trees followed by the golden hour during the summer).
The last few days have been unbearably HUMID. It’s no longer pleasant to take a walk outside on your lunch hour, waiting for the commuter train on the platform is daunting because the heat makes it hard to breath, and even after dinner it still feels like an oven so going for a walk to the park is not even an option. #SoReadyForFall
Thankfully it’s raining today, which has actually cooled things off a bit – so much so I had to wrap my shoulders in a shawl when we decided to take Miss S to the park after our dinner out today.
Love this shot I took on the drive back from the city. The iPhone was trying to focus with the motion of the car. I am actually glad it didn’t. I started reading this book – and I am hooked. I felt kind of after reading this and this, I realized I needed something thrilling and no so inspirational. I am sure I’ll be eating my words after this book scares the shIt out of me.
Outside of not wanting to read motivational and self betterment books, I’ve been saturating my self with positive quotes, inspirational tip and ideas on self care. Also found this on pinterest last week – can’t wait for there to be a printable version!
Finally, I’ve gotten bit by the moleskin hack bug. It happens a few times a year and it makes me feel so organized (even though it’s just the prep needed to become more organized).
Who else is ready for Fall? Do you think self care is important? What books have you read and recommend?
I want to be a yogi, well not in the truest sense but I want to be able to do sun salutations with ease, perfect my downward dog and do a headstand.
The benefits of yoga are amazing. So I’ve decided that I want get into some good habits. Two years ago, I was doing my yoga practice 3-4 times a week. And it was probably the best thing I could’ve done for my mind, body and soul. Then motherhood came along and I put myself last on the list. So in an effort to get back into my practice, I’ve started doing sun salutations (at least 4 rounds) 2-3 times a week. The best thing about doing sun salutations I can do it anywhere any time. All I need is a little open space and a mat (or a towel).
Do you do Yoga? What is your favourite pose? Any tips on learning to do a head stand? Let me know in the comments below!