1. Letting go of what’s out of our control.
First and foremost - just let go of the mental junk. What is mental junk? The regrets, the fretting, the worry, the indecision. I have it. You have it. We know we hold on to it for no good reason. If the matter at hand is something within our control, take action. If it's not within our control, then we are just expending energy spinning our wheels for naught. Why waste your precious time dwelling on matters? The moment you catch yourself fretting or worrying, make a clear decision and move on.
Don't beat yourself up about it though. Just nicely acknowledge to yourself "oh, there it is again. That worry and fret for no good reason. But I can do something here." Look at nature. It goes with the flow. Water flows in the path of least resistance. Fish swim with the flow of the stream. They don't fight it (except salmon, don't be a salmon). There is a time and place to climb that mountain and fight the tough fight but be extremely selective about your mountains because they take almost all of your mental bandwidth if you are doing it right. Assess your options, acknowledge your anxiety / stress level, ACT, and do not allow it to fill up your mental real estate any further.
Ask yourself these 3 questions:
1) Can I impact the outcome of the situation?
No? Then as Elsa screamed from the icy mountaintop, LET IT GOOOOOO.
Yes? Move on to step 2.
2) Can my actions significantly influence the situation to a favorable outcome for me?
No? Go the way of Elsa again.
Yes? Move on to step 3.
3) Will the amount of energy invested to reach a favorable outcome be worth it?
No? Again, Elsa it.
Yes? Get after it!
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Spring is seriously knocking on our door right now. And you know what it's screaming?
Let my rays of sun warm your face and let my shadows of winter make thy leg hairs groweth.
Spring lures us to our warm windows, and then when we step outside and realize it's still CHILLY!
This is where those cozy cardigans, transition sweaters, and a few lightweight scarves will see us through! And we can easily strip those bad boys off or roll up our sleeves when the mid-afternoon heat is too much.
Here are my favorites, and the price is right! All are under $50 and linked below!
Winter is coming. Errrr, I mean ending (for my Game of Thrones fans - forgive me).
So winter is coming to a close. Our winter sweaters have been well loved. Our closets overflow with boots, wool, and scarves. It's time to get our closets prepped for Spring!
Moms, throw open your windows -- the spring season is almost upon us! It is high time you air out, dust off, and prep yourself, your family, and your home for the new season.
All week I will be posting spring cleaning challenges to get you into spring fever mode!
Let's get started with the kitchen and pantry. Shall we?
7 Tips to Prepare Your Kitchen and Pantry for Spring
For me, spring cleaning is cathartic. I love to weed through the closets, declutter thoroughly, and ensure that everything is spic and span. But, the kitchen is where I like to bring my A-game.
I must admit, however, that spring cleaning is no picnic. That’s why I have rounded up 7 best tips on how to prepare your kitchen for the warmer months ahead.
1. Start Off with the Cupboards
I don’t know about you, but I always find my cupboards overflowing with ‘clutter’ at the end of winter season. By clutter, I mean those odd glasses, to-go cups with missing lids, kid’s token cups from birthday parties