Has your American dream turned into a nightmare?
A house, a car, or even 2 or 3 cars!
A riding mower.
Stainless steel appliances.
Flat screen TV, Wii gaming system.
Swimming pool, designer landscaping.
Four wheelers, dirt bikes.
Guns, paintball, airsoft.
Dinner out several times a week.
Checkups, sick days.
Vacations in high gear.
Portable DVD player, iPad.
Paying bills, balancing checkbook.
High speed DSL, HiDef TV.
Doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom.
Taking care of pets, taking care of parents.
Shopping for Christmas, paying taxes.
We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?
Now, I know that might sound like a stupid question at first, but take just a second and think about it. Do you want to get more done so you have even more stuff to do? Believe me, I get it. [...]
A healthy lifestyle is near and dear to my heart. I have found that if you are going to face day-to-day stress of raising kids and running a household, you have GOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. I found some great books on the Healthy Lifestyle shelf (mine included!)
Find Your Balance
I wanted to share this quote from my book. We need to make sure our outsides match our insides.
This bookshelf addressed a wide variety of subjects that will help you live a more balanced, healthy life. You can get full details at bottom of post, but I [...]
I hear from readers every day who thank me for what I write. They are overwhelmed, they are depressed. They need a word of encouragement, they need to know they are not alone.
Many of us feel overwhelmed at times. Sometimes it may be a temporary situation, a crazy busy weekend. Or it may be that you are caring for a chronically ill family member. Maybe you are on bedrest for the remainder of a pregnancy. Maybe your husband left you and you feel alone and overwhelmed.
I hope that something below can give you a little hope and [...]
Many of us work ourselves night and day, never taking time to take care of ourselves. We go faster and faster, not realizing we are on the verge of major burnout. Or maybe we know it, we just hope we can outrun it!
I beg you, if you are at the edge, please take heed of the steps below. Pull back, slow down, make some time for you.
If you don’t, then who will?
10 steps to avoid mental breakdown
(or burnout or whatever you want to call it)
1. One must realize they are headed [...]
Let’s face it, moms today face a lot of stress. So much of it is brought on by our culture, and the pressure to perform. It is important that you learn to do what is best for you and your family, and don’t let outside forces influence you as much.
That being said, we STILL have a lot of stress in our lives, even when we begin living our own priorities.
In this post, I want to share some natural ways you can try to relieve, and counteract, some of your stress.
Necessary Legal Disclaimer: I am not [...]
Children bring so much joy to a parent’s life. With the pressure of bringing another life into the world, and nurturing that child into a mature responsible adult, there also comes an increased load of stress.
There is the long-term stress of “Am I raising my child right?” and “Will he ever grow up and be able to take care of himself?”
And then there is the day-to-day stress. There are many things that contribute to the stress that a mom feels each and every day. Of course, some times that stress level seems off the chart [...]
Moms today are always on the go.
We have dozens of things running through our brain, trying to keep up with who needs what and when. And we never seem to have enough time to do it all, whatever “all” is!
How do we slow down and have more time?
Being so busy keeps us from enjoying our lives, enjoying our families, enjoying ourselves. But believe it or not, there may be habits, activities, and thoughts that are keeping you from having enough time.
1. You’re just busy, not productive.
Being busy is seen as badge of honor. Rushing from [...]