Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is having a great week so far.
I think pregnancy brain is real for me this time around. THREE different times so far I’ve had issues with my keys. On Tuesday I worked the closing shift in the clinic and LOCKED my keys in my Jeep. After walking my ever growing pregnant booty all the way back into the clinic and searching high and low, I returned to the Jeep. I then climbed onto the hood and could visualize those little suckers had fallen between the center console and the driver’s side seat. Great thing for Progressive’s road side assistance. The nicest guy came to help and the whole ordeal only took about 1.5 hours. Drew had ordered my favorite sub to come home to and everything worked out just fine. Remember the time I also thought my Jeep got stolen?! lol.
Today I wanted to talk about doing the EASY things. I’ve had this conversation with two different friends recently and thought it was blog worthy.
As it relates to health.
I’ll be the first to admit, eating healthfully and exercising 5 days a week ISN’T EASY. For me, both have become habit and easier to implement. BUT, heck there are still times when I’m squeezing a workout in at 8:45 pm because the day has been jam packed. Other times when I don’t exactly feel like doing it, but I just START!
Here is the point on this one:
Drink enough freaking water! That’s easy. You fill up a water bottle and drink it. Don’t give me any excuses that you don’t have time to fill it up or you don’t have time to go to the bathroom. Or worse, “I just don’t like water.” Like no, we are adults that should have time to urinate at work. And water is water, just drink it because you know it is good for your health.
Go to bed. Instead of endlessly scrolling Instagram and eventually ending up on Chance and Frankie Rodgers (dogs of Aaron Rodgers) account trying to see if the breakup of their parents is affecting them, please just go to bed (wait, did no one else do that?). Same with TV, believe me you will survive without seeing the end of the Bachelor. You aren’t 13, you now have the knowledge and should have the willpower to recognize and implement that this is important for your health.
Don’t buy crap at the grocery store. If you don’t have it in your house, you will have to work harder to get it. It will at least HELP not to have that gallon of ice cream readily available for your vulnerable moment. If the craving is bad enough, you can make your booty go to the frozen yogurt shop. That has happened ONCE during pregnancy and Drew didn’t even want any, but I couldn’t be stopped 😉
There are just examples, but I would love if you came up with your own. Whatever is EASY for you, nail those things! Do the easy stuff, because the challenges are a plenty.
As it relates to your home and to-do list.
Put your clothes away. Alright, we all know I’m not the tidiest person. BUT, I do know that doing the little stuff helps things from piling up. Lately, I’ve been making our bed every morning. It just feels WAY better to get into a made bed and makes me feel like I have it a bit more together. I’ve also been putting my laundry away when it is done in the dryer, and ya’ll…that is a HUGE change for me! Lastly, I pick up the living room after Max goes to sleep (no point in doing it before then because he LOVES to dump everything out). Drew typically has kitchen duty after dinner. These SMALL things help to have a semi-put together house. Believe me, I have lots of improvements to make in this department…but, I do know the little things add up!
DO anything that takes 10 minutes of less right away. I just broke this rule because I had to call my dentist to reschedule my appointment…and I kept forgetting or putting it off. It really isn’t a big deal and takes 2 minutes, so I finally did it yesterday. I should’ve TOTALLY done it sooner because I wasted time having to think about it and remember to do it. I know some of you are thinking, “If I did everything that is 10 minutes or less I would be busy for 7 days.” Just start somewhere (maybe whatever you are constantly thinking about) and keep going! You got this! I know getting the short tasks done makes a big difference in headspace and stress.
I hope you enjoyed this post and have an incredible weekend! See you on Tuesday!