Simplifying your schedule can be super easy or you can make things difficult.
My 3 tips for making your schedule less overwhelming and stress inducing:
1. Say no - stop agreeing to do things you don’t want to do. You are putting stress on yourself and robbing your family of your happiest, best version of you, while also robbing the person who’s meant for that role or opportunity.
2. Schedule block - don’t clutter up your daily schedule with a million things you plan to do, batch tasks into a block of time (1-3 hours), and just focus on how much time you spent on tasks, not what’s actually accomplished during that time.
3. Do the worst first - don’t let emptying the cat box sit on your planner all day, don’t keep walking past the task you’re dreading. Do it first, and move on. It doesn’t need to stress you out all day.
How do you keep a decluttered schedule? Share in the comments, we all want to know more!
When we become parents, we often fall into a trap. We decide our children are the most important things in our lives, we make them our priority, we start to idolize them and everything we do is for them. We stop putting effort into our marriage, we stop taking care of ourselves, and some of us lose sight of our purpose.
I can't recall how many times someone has said this to me as a word of comfort:
"They'll remember the love, but they won't remember the mess."
For a long time, I believed that. After years of struggling to keep a clean house I have to stand up and say, that's complete BULL HONKEY.
When you feel this is not the life God has called you to. You’re hurting and damaged and feeling so broken.
I see you, momma. I know you.
I am you.
There’s lots of great information out there to help simplify your day or to change bad habits. I just wanted to share with you a few of the small intentions which have had huge impacts in my life.
Remember when you posting about your Man Crush Monday every week? When you had no shame to publicly expose your husband’s hunkiness?
Remember when you HAD to fall asleep in his arms? When you were excited for a spontaneous romp? (Yeah, that’s how I’m going to refer to that… sorry, not sorry.)
When did that stop? Why did that stop?
I think it happened some time after we started believing these lies about what our marriage should look like at any given time.
What lies have you believed about love or the expectations of marriage? Share in the comments.
After struggling again and again for years to develop healthy habits, and continually falling short, failing, quitting, just to come back and try again, I've finally discovered a way to simplify this whole "healthy lifestyle change."
Here's the simple truth: you can't do it all at once.
Read the blog here: http://brittniclarkson.com/2019/03/18/creating-healthy-habits-that-last/
"What's for dinner?"
"I don't know, what do you want for dinner?"
"I don't know, what are my options?"
"Whatever you want, just tell me."
"We don't have any noodles..."
"What kind of chicken?"
"I don't know, chicken fettuccine?"
"Still don't have any noodles."
"Baked chicken then."
"It'll take too long to bake, it's already 7:30."
How many times have you had this conversation in your home? I refuse to believe it's just my husband and I who have this back and forth of never knowing what to have for dinner.
I can be incredibly indecisive. It's a main character trait of mine. So asking me to choose dinner at a moments notice feels like a life or death decision. Too much of life is already complicated and difficult, why are we letting this simple decision ruin our night?
No more. Never again.
Read the blog here and get your free printable template: http://brittniclarkson.com/2019/03/15/how-to-create-your-own-rotating-meal-plan/
You know that never ending to do list that's always looming over you, making you feel like unaccomplished garbage? The to do list that seems to grow quicker than it shrinks? That same list that you've maybe even written a dozen times because you keep losing it?
I hear you girl. Been there. And I am so OVER that!
Find the free printable here: http://brittniclarkson.com/2019/03/11/tackling-your-to-do-list-once-and-for-all/
In the month I turned 28, I realized I wasn’t where I thought I’d be at this point. I had everything and more than I ever imagined - don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly blessed with healthy children, a hard working husband and a roof over our heads.
But on an emotional level, on a very personal level, I wasn't where I wanted to be. I thought by now I would have my life together. I'd know how to juggle kids, husband, house and self. Still, every day was a struggle.
Read the blog here: http://brittniclarkson.com/2019/03/08/how-i-stopped-feeling-like-a-failure/
Planning our family meals ahead of time has changed my life and my grocery trips. I don't bother planning breakfasts or lunches because it's so much easier not to.
Read the blog here: http://brittniclarkson.com/2017/09/30/the-easy-way-to-meal-plan/