Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Back to Routine, Planning, and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been slowly getting back to my regular routine, back to regular work hours, cutting back on sugar, and getting back to exercising. I think of this time as a transition to a different frame of mind because during the holidays, I indulge quite a bit and eat what I want and sometimes exercise and other tasks I should do fall by the wayside. For me, January is a time to pick it all back up again, and sometimes the focus feels so intensely the opposite from a month before when I am enjoying indulging and getting into the spirit of the holiday.

I have been writing in my planner on Sundays and meal planning and updating both my planner I have at home, and the planner I take to work. This helps me start the week of right by designing the week I would like to have. Choosing the stickers and making to do lists for each day helps me to focus in on what I would like to accomplish each day rather than just winging it on the day and letting myself do whatever I feel like, which is nice sometimes too. I like to choose a quote sticker to stick at the bottom left corner under notes of each weekly spread that will be my inspiration of the week. This week I chose the sticker in the photo below that says "it always seems impossible until it is done". I chose this one because I am trying to get things accomplished this week, like choosing things to give away to declutter, finishing knitting the fingerless mittens, making progress in my reading, and working on finishing courses for work. Th quote reminds me that all that we want to accomplish seems like a lot and impossible at the time, but we can do it!

Keep working away at it then you will be done

I have been working on knitting the fingerless mittens for my mom and the second mitten is coming along. I will be sharing how they turned out soon. I am planning on making a trip to Michaels this weekend to buy some yarn that I will use to start knitting my shawl. I will also be looking up some shawl patterns on Raverly. 

I have been reading Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. It is so good and the characters are so interesting. We hear the thoughts and see things from the perception of different guests at the house including Frances, who is a middle aged woman and Ben and Jessica, who are a couple in their thirties. I am so fascinated by this book and wondering what will happen next at the Traquilium house. I ordered The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod on Amazon tonight because I have heard some great things about the book from vloggers that I watch. I am so excited to start my mornings off right and become more productive and accomplish my goals.

Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know in the comments below what you do to get back on track at this time of the year and what works for you.

Have a great day!


  1. It's terrible! I haven't gotten back on track yet and I really do need too. Maybe I'll grab some inspiration from your post. ;-)

    Glad to read that you are making organization progress.

    1. It definitely took me a long time to get back on track and I still am trying to!

  2. I need to get back on track too! That's one of m favourite quotes :)

    1. yeah it is a tough time of year to go from celebrating the holidays and eating whatever/ doing whatever back to routines and rules. Good luck!

  3. I work part time and I go to a gym with a personal trainer so I have an appointment that makes me stay on track!! I write tons of lists!

    1. The appointment with your trainer sounds like a great way to keep on track and keep going to the gym. Jobs are so good to get us going each day and feel more productive. Love lists!


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