Morning guys! I’ll kick things off with a few pics from our weekend…
We spent Saturday morning at the children’s museum, and Mason could NOT have been happier.
Josh slept through the whole thing—and I could not have been happier.
Why, yes, that is a squirrel I’m holding!
It was that or the alarmingly oversized frog.
I swear this kid smiles…
Homemade ‘za (of the felt variety):
Practicing for his senior pictures, just a couple years early:
The rest of the weekend was pretty low key…a movie Saturday night (we rented Night Moves—intense!), church on Sunday (Josh and I mostly hung out in the moms’ nursing room, but still got to catch the sermon on video), and a visit from some friends yesterday afternoon.
This morning, we have our newborn/family photos for Josh. The photographer is coming to our house, which is nice, but I’m SO nervous about how everything will go. Will Mason cooperate? Will I look like a bloated blob? Will Josh poop everywhere? <— (You should definitely click that. Hilarious.)
Wish us luck!
If you need a little Monday morning motivation to kick off your week, here’s an idea I heard recently:
If you want to do less of something, make it harder.
If you want to do more of something, make it easier.
Say you want to eat less junk food. You don’t want to totally cut yourself off, since that’ll just make you feel deprived and crave it even more. But you don’t want to have easy access to it either.
Here are a few ideas:
–Arrange the food in your fridge/pantry from healthiest to least healthy, with the junkiest foods way in the back. Not only are you ensuring that the least healthy options aren’t the first ones you see when you open the door, but the little bit of extra work it takes to dig to the back might just be enough to distract/deter you.
–If the vending machine at work is your weakness, don’t carry change or small bills (at least at work). I struggled with this big time when I was working, and keeping my purse coin-free saved me multiple times!
–Keep your house junk-food-free, and bargain with yourself that you can have whatever you’re craving…but you have to go to the store to get it, on the spot (and just a single serving, if possible). Even better: instead of driving to the store, can you run there?
For something you want to do more of…say you want to get up earlier in the morning. How can you make that easier?
A few ideas:
–Plan a breakfast or morning beverage (new coffee flavor?) you will look forward to.
–Use a sleep app that can time your alarm to wake you up at the most optimal time (when you’re not in a deep sleep).
–Lay out your clothes the night before. If you’re getting up early to work out, wear your workout clothes to bed (try the “just add sports bra” approach).
–Build in extra time to do something you’ll enjoy before you start your morning routine, like reading over a cup of coffee or a few minutes of yoga.
–Keep curtains/blinds open all night so the first sun gets into your room.
What’s something you want to do more or less of?
What are some ways you might be able to make that thing easier/harder?
Have a great week!