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This 10 week initiative from Good Not Perfect and Simplify, Live, Love is aimed at simplifying, finding time for yourself, and being happier. You can read about the 10 week project here and here.

Spring into Balance - a journey toward finding happiness

Last week we moved on from reflection to “making time.”  Hopefully you’ve reflected a lot on priorities, and identified some low hanging fruit for things you can cut out of your day that just aren’t that important to you. 

If you haven’t joined us, here’s all you need to know to catch up:  There are 168 hours in a week, and we’re working hard to give two of these hours to ourselves.  

This week I was woefully out of balance, I traveled for work and didn’t get much family time or exercise.  BUT, listen, it’s a new week, and a new chance to make progress.   Day by day, week by week.  Luckily, Michelle was doing a bit better and shared her journal entry with us last week.  Trish from Keep the Beet has been joining us in the quest as well.

Without further ado, here’s week 6.

Week 6 Journal:  Sit in a quiet room with no distractions and write for 15 minutes about whatever comes to mind.

Need some thought starters? Think about a nagging problem you have, or something you worry about frequently. It sometimes helps to put it on paper.  Or, think about and write down something that always makes you happy.  That, too, could help center you. 

Week 6 Homework:  Continue to save time at home … and STRETCH

  • If you haven’t yet, delegate one weekly task to someone else in the house (or mother’s helper).
  • Start to implement your 10 minute tasks (introduced in Week 4)
  • Continue to work to prevent unnecessary trips to Target, saving time and money.  Set up autoship for toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Finish making your lists for once a month shopping at Trader Joes, Costco (see my list in this link)  or other special trips.
  • Stretch your body, loosen it up, every day.  This can be between bathroom breaks, before bed, or when you wake up.  Every day work to loosen your muscles and be conscious of your posture.

Week 6 Reading:

Six Secret Weapons in the Battle Against Unhealthy Habits 

Do you find yourself using any of those tricks?  Share in the comments below.


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