Monday, September 13, 2021

Even If Mundane {For Lack Of Motivation}

 To Do List. Got to love'em, right?  Ha! Not!

BUT I do however make them almost EVERY.SINGLE.DAY because if I don't well...complete and utter lack of motivation (Thank you depression).  AND I literally put almost everything I can think of that needs to be accomplished each day on that list. 


Even the most mundane items. Like "Throw Out Old Produce." Seems like something like that would be second nature NOT.FOR.ME.  Reminders are good AND when I have a list of say 10-15 line items that include some of those easy, peasy simple tasks...I can mark those off pretty quickly AND then BAM!  Productivity! Yes, it is a mind Jedi trick I play on myself. So when I am able to scratch off say only 5 line items, I feel, I feel accomplished. I feel more motivation. I feel like I have been productive...even if only the slightest bit. Try it. (and the other items, they will carry over into the next day because tomorrow is a new day).

You're welcome! 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Life Hack {For Depression}

 If you suffer from depression, like I do...there are days, many days in the week,  that I can barely function and get out of bed..but I do because well...LIFE.

With that in mind, I have learned to keep a routine. It is a pretty simple routine but routine never the less.

1) Set alarm to get up at the same time EVERY.DAY (even if you really don't need to get up nor have any place to go)

2) Get out of bed.

3) Take a shower.

4) Get dressed.

5) Do your hair, put make up on, etc

See now that wasn't that hard. I know when I do the above it helps me get out of the funk and SHOW UP...Maybe not for the whole day but it definitely helps set me up for some success in the morning hours. AND that is progress! 

What life hacks do you have to help with your depression?

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Friday, September 10, 2021

I Am...

 I Am....

---a beautiful blooming lotus gracefully appearing above the murky waters.

---a phoenix rising from the red hot smoldering ashes.

--a volcano simmering ready to erupt.

--a sparrow taking flight high above the trees.

--a lion pacing side to side waiting to attack its prey.

I Am...

--beautifully broken yet wonderfully made.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday Musings

 Monday Musings:

--Think about it.

--Talk about it.

--Plan for it.

--Do it.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Over or Under

In light of my most recent post I have decided I need more veggies in my life but I "loathe" buying a boatload of veggies when so often we don't eat them fast enough (and they spoil) and/or don't eat them at all. Such a waste either way.

My daughter loves salad so I try to incorporate a green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and croutons in a lot of our dinners. Ohh and these yummy Salad Toppers. These literally make the salad for me; just sayin.  Problem is that we then drench it in Ranch.  Not really (lol but still probably use too much). I am trying to create a new habit of dipping my salad in the ranch rather than pouring the ranch on the salad. It makes a difference of how much I use, for sure. I learned this little trick years back when I was part of Weight Watchers. Do they still recommend that trick?

Now I just need to convince my son to eat more vegetables. He literally will only eat snap peas and cucumbers. Cucumbers are super yummy though especially fresh from the garden or farmers market. Not that I have had either recently (my failure at my garden this past spring/summer is a whole other post).  And farmers markets these days are closed due to either Covid or the cold weather that is now settling in. Ughh.

Cucumbers. They really do pack a punch. They are full of water (in case you are thirsty) and loads of vitamins (Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium). Some say they are over rated, I personally think they deserve more credit. 

You can also use cucumbers to cool sunburns. I may need this, this next week for where I am headed.  I will share that on another blog post.  You can place on your eyes to reduce puffiness. I can go on...but I won't. You get it. 

Cucumbers are amazing! 

Just make sure you peel them. I use a peeler that is similar to the OXO Good Grip Swivel Peeler.  Check it out on Amazon. Super affordable and just in time for peeling potatoes for those famous mashed potatoes for your holiday gatherings. (I must confess there are some recent years where I use instant potatoes. I don't have time for that. The peeling. The boiling. The mashing...Sorry, just keeping it real.)

Did you know: That the "cool as a cucumber" came about because there is sometimes a  20° temperature difference between the inside of a cucumber and the actual temperature outside.

What do you think?  Cucumbers. Over rated or under rated?

What is your favorite vegetable?  

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