As someone who struggles with anxiety, I find that my world continues to turn on the right axis when I plan what lies ahead. I have a Type A personality I absolutely love consistency and routines! The more consistent my life is the better I can function. However, there are a few major areas of my life that I do not want to or cannot do the same thing: the daily, weekly, monthly responsibilities; the food we eat; the clothes I wear; and the material I teach. Each day we are destined to make thousands of decisions as a teacher, a mom, and as a living breathing human .. here are four things I do each week so that I can breathe easier throughout the week and not feel so restless on Sunday night.
What I have noticed so far in my routine is that I feel accomplished, energetic, and more joyful in my days. These routines incorporate my necessary tasks to complete as a mom and homebody. It also includes time to eat and move, as well as my hobbies I enjoy. When school begins, I am looking forward to having a center of wellness daily rather than just working toward the weekend.
I am in the middle of cleaning my home office. I am motivated to keep the papers where the papers belong and not return to the abyss in this file box pictured above. So, what do I do with all the papers that do not need to be saved or what do I do if I do not have the time to do something with the paper as soon as I get it? (Although, I have found to be the best method) I have put together a system that is going to work great! It may work for you too!
One of my favorite tools that I have been using is my Start Today Journal. I have been completing my gratitude and dream practice since March but I now have it in one book that I was able to purchase when Rachel Hollis’ line arrived at Target.
You may ask what on earth does my daily priorities have to do with a morning smoothie. Well, other than my health is one of upmost priorities, these are two things that I do most mornings to begin my day that leads me toward a successful start which empowers me to keep on going through the afternoon and the evening.