Being an older sister and naturally a women I’ve always had an interest in homemaking. And would proudly take on the job.
Fast forward few decades:
Between the hobbies, wedding celebrations, friends & clients. And at the time a new full time job I veered off of something I’ve always loved – homemaking.
Today was one of those days where I wanted to be quiet, left with my own thoughts. To just be.
There is something about cooking while listening to soft tunes that keeps me grounded. In the moment. Where time stays still. And nothing else matters.
In the moments like this, I’m grateful for my life more than ever
and people I’m surrounded with.
Taking time for myself means slowing down, breathe deeper, being present.
I also know that by taking time for myself I become a better wife, friend, daughter, person. I am ME!
I take my life for granted. I do. In today’s hustle and bustle is hard to slow down. But when I finally do, I’m overwhelmed with the love I feel. Love for my life, for the little things and those around me.
As simple as a soft tune in the background and a night of cooking takes me someplace where I want to be more.
How do you practice self love?
‘Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live’. ~Jim Rohn
Last night millions of people turned back the clock in preparation for colder, darker days – known as winter.
First time in my life I welcomed winter with open arms and a little excitement. There is something about this cozy season that makes my heart smile. I’m excited!
I’m excited for the new beginnings of this season. Excited for crispy morning runs followed by soul warming soups for lunch. Slow cooker meals for dinner and knitting, reading, baking filled weekends. At this time of year I find myself digging in into the projects that have been put on hold in the sunny summer months. And committing to those challenges I was hoping to forget 🙂
It’s the perfect time to feed your soul!
There are few things I’ll be part of. May I suggest you give them a try? or perhaps create your own?
+ Soup Exchange (get together with girlfriends and share your favourite soup dishes with each other)
+ Swimming (to me, it’s a life skill to master) to you it might be a way to relax, exercise or both
+ Knitting (to be exact, learning how. Along with creating a piece to wear)
+ Craft workshops (love me some DIY)
+ Make my goals come true. Project. (do you have something you’d always wanted to achieve? well, this is the time)
+ Post holiday 7 day ‘Ready, Set, Glow’ detox program (who else is in?)
+ Daily gratitude (work in progress) “Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.”
+ Read more, learn more, be more – always!
What are you going to do differently this time around? Share!
I’m a huge fan of food. Real food in particular.
This week I attended live webinar that was hosted by Angela Peters – personal trainer and a holistic coach (www.hol-fit.com) it was informative, educational and inspirational! She talked about meal prepping, cooking, freezing veg and fruit bath just to name few.
For the past month or two I’ve used the excuse that I’m busy, lazy or lack creativity when comes to cooking or even meal planning for that matter. In reality it’s far from the truth. I love cooking and I’m huge on planning. All I needed is a little kick in the butt and a bit of inspiration. Angela did just that.
I was introduced to Plan to Eat (www.plantoeat.com) which is simple monthly meal planning website that organizes your recipes and creates your grocery list. This website is full of healthy recipes that vary from raw, vegan, desserts to gluten-free and paleo options.
So I’ve decided to take on the challenge and commit to meal planning along with meal prepping for the week.
Why meal planning is time well spent:
-Setting aside full day for meal prepping makes the rest of the week less stressful
-My fridge is fully stocked with healthy goods, so when the cravings strikes I’m well prepared
-Saves money in many ways and there is no need to eat out
-Makes it easier to stick to clean eating
-I feel well organized and a proud Domestic Goddess
There are endless benefits of healthy meal prepping and if you haven’t tried it, the time is now!
Learn about it on your own, through Angela’s website, online courses. Just do it! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!
How would you incorporate meal planning into your life?