Happy Monday Everyone! I know, aren't we all supposed to hate Mondays? Well, funny enough, I love Mondays at work because it is my busiest day and I get to do payroll at my job. Funny how I graduated with an Environmental Science Degree, yet I have become a payroll nerd. Oh well!
Since I'm moving on to a new part of my life very soon (I'm getting married in 33 days... yes I have a count down...), I have been spending some time reevaluating myself and my habits. I know that I would love to be more organized in my everyday life, from planning my budget, to planning my meals and outfits for the week. I would like to be more Plant-perfect and more strict with my eating habits and schedule. I would like to be more rigorous with exercising and sticking to my plans. I would like to have less clutter and more room. I would like to spend more time reading and less time hooked to my electronics.
I decided that this is a lot to change in one week, so I'm going to do a few things per day.
Monday: Clean room, pack tomorrow's lunch, pick out tomorrow's outfit
Tuesday: Go to Zumba class in the evening
Wednesday: Eat Plant-perfect, drink lots of water
Thursday: Take the evening away from electronics to read (Food, Inc. is what I've been reading lately)
Friday: Donate that bag of clothes I've been meaning to
I think I'm a small goals type of person. I'm the type that needs to set small goals continuously before it becomes a habit. Lets hope a few of these become habits. It's strange the habits that we allow ourselves to have. I know a few of mine are useless or harmful in ways. Here are some bad habits I will admit to... for now:
I go out to eat too often
I drink beer on a semi-regular basis with friends
I don't hang my clothes up immediately after they are done drying (so they usually wrinkle)
I spend more time on my phone and computer than I do with real people sometimes
I dream of being organized and clean on Pinterest, but never actually organize or clean
I overeat, especially when I'm bored
I have a long reading list, but it takes me forever to finish a book
I use the excuse that I'm busy, when really I'm just lazy
I have soda or coffee a few times a week when I'm feeling sluggish
I'm sure that there are many more that I haven't thought of today, but to be realistic, we all have bad habits that we hate to admit to. I dare you to tell me one of yours in a comment below.... ;)
I've been enjoying Pinterest on a regular basis lately.... ok, I'm on it all the time! If you'd like to follow me on Pinterest, find me at this link. Here are a few favorite pins of mine from the last week:
Indian Spiced Brussels Sprouts from Fuss Free Cooking. I've been loving the combo of brussels sprouts with cranberries, savory with sweet! Here is a link to a recipe of mine with this same combo.
Link to original website)
Hope everyone else's Monday was great. I'm hoping to start posting more very soon. I'm not sure how often I will be able to post recipes, so bare with me! Hope some of you answer the question of the day:
What is one bad habit that you hate to admit to, and what are you going to do to create a good counter-habit?