If you read my post detailing my 2017 Plan For Mindful Living, I listed four areas of my life I wanted to concentrate on cultivating and growing in a simplified, yet meaningful way: Home, Health, Family, Personal. I stated I would dedicate posts detailing how I would aim to achieve these goals. Today, I’m going to concentrate on Home.
There is a popular regime known as The Miracle Morning which encourages individuals to establish a morning routine that would result in a more productive day. When I had first read about it a year ago, I loved the concept and even decided to take it for a spin by starting my morning off with the the recommended S.A.V.E.R.S (silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, read, scribe) Although I’m a firm believer in a morning routine, I had found it difficult incorporating steps that I didn’t feel would have an impact on the remainder of my day. And, I have to admit, I felt a bit silly reciting how great my day was going to be or how awesome I’m going to be at work – lol! But that’s just me. I realized I was more comfortable with a routine that consisted of steps I designed which fell in line with my plan for mindful living as well as my personal and professional schedule.
Although morning-time is the launch site for my day’s journey, I knew I wouldn’t be able to cram in what I aspire to accomplish before leaving for the office at 7:30 a.m. So rather than follow an established ‘miracle morning’, I reflected upon what I needed to have a Meaningful Day.
Hello and Happy February!
I hope everyone’s first month of the new year was a successful one as January ushers in the springboard to jump starting new beginnings, goals, intentions, aspirations – whatever it is you call them. For me, as a bookkeeper, January is synonymous with deadlines, working weekends, following up with clients, purchasing, filling out and filing forms and all that stuff I won’t bore you any more with 🙂
During my year end crunch, I enjoyed time away from social media (mainly posting on Instagram as I rarely check Facebook and have deactivated my Twitter account I barely look at) as well as set boundaries for my phone. I wanted as few distractions as possible in order to focus on not just my work, but to use my disconnect time to figure out what was important to me for this new year and make a solid plan for it. I’m opting out from making individual month-by-month goals as I don’t want to feel bound to specifics within a certain time frame, but rather wanted to map out an all-encompassing plan for me to live by. It had to be something not only realistically doable, but mindful. I wanted to chart a course for 2017 where everything I intended for the main areas of my life was going to enrich my personal growth, add to my purpose, bless me and my family, give me fulfillment and – most of all – provide me with memories and experiences that will never fade.
So, with that in mind, I give you The Weekend Wife’s: