Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy cooking at all. I am not creative in the kitchen, and quite frankly I am really not that good a cook. We are a meat and three veg kind of family, so I am truly lucky that the boys are pretty basic eaters. Enter my meal plan.
But I have found that meal planning for me, has taken a bit of the hassle out of cooking.
Not only do I know what is on the menu each night, but I also know what meat I have to take out of the freezer. Or if I have to pick up anything special during the day for our meal.
We did it, we made it through another year with some fantastic results for my life goals. For me, I came out the other end unscathed. I didn’t quite achieve all that I wanted to, but I made some pretty awesome changes in my life that have had some really positive effects.
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019.
For the past few years I have been sharing my “Life Goals” with you. If you have been following along, you will know that I don’t do resolutions. They just don’t work.
I take some goals, and make a plan, and set that plan into action.
If you are trying to organise your life in any way, a really great starting point probably is a Family Command Centre.
First of all what exactly is a command centre? Well, it is designated space that contains the items necessary to keep your family organised throughout the year while still being functional and of course pretty.
An effective command centre contains a variation of many items. A calendar, a notice board, an inbox, a memo board, stationery, menu plan, family schedule and maybe even some inspirational printouts. Whatever suits your needs is what you need to include, but whatever you choose to include, here is some eye candy to get you started.
Maintaining accountability to myself has never been easy. If you have ever listened to Gretchen Rubin’s podcaster, Happier, you will no doubt have heard her talking about The Four Tendencies. This podcast is one of my top 5 favourites that I listen to. (You can find the other ones here). Gretchen has earmarked four distinct personality types when it comes to dealing with both inner and outer expectations, and by determining which personality type you are, you can adjust your behaviours to help you reach your goals.
Every year there are so many people that I send birthday or anniversary cards too. New friends are made, new relationships have formed, new additions are welcomed into the family, and sometimes it is hard to keep a track of it all.
Things have been pretty quiet around here lately. Not because there is not much going on, but because there is so much going on.
As a bookkeeper, year end is an extremely busy time. I work a part time bookkeeping job, as well as looking after the accounts for one other company every quarter. Just to get them ready for his accountant.
But as well as the end of financial year chaos that is happening right now, I have also been very busy behind the scenes completing the online certification to become an Evernote Community Leader.
“Living with anxiety is like having a constant shadow. A shadow that knows your weaknesses and insecurities. It follows you around just to remind you of them. It lurks in the corners waiting for the perfect opportunity to become a dark cloud that hangs over your head. And it gets to the point where you are consumed with the darkness. Your weaknesses and insecurities are all that you feel.”