LetYourselfRest

Recovering From a Break

Sometimes you just need to press pause on an aspect of your life and take a break, that’s OK! But how do you recover? How do you get back into a routine when you’ve been out of one for so long? Well, it’s simple! You do the work and take it day by day! Recovering From a Break Step 1: Make a short-term and long-term plan. Took a break from working out? Start a new program but plan it week by week. Don’t overwhelm yourself with looking past week 1 and into week 6. Step 2: Prepare. Haven’t posted a blog in a while? Write out a few blogs and keep them in your drafts so you’re prepared and working ahead! Step 3: DO! Dive back in! Read More

Time Blocking Legend

Using My 2017 Hustle Weekly Start Planner

I opened up my new Start Planner, now what? I’m expected to write in this beautiful planner…with pen?! Add color? You’re kidding right? Yes, that’s really how I felt when I opened up my 2017 Hustle Weekly Start Planner, it was so perfect, so clean, so crisp…I didn’t want to ruin it! I knew deep down that it had to happen, I mean I made the purchase so that I could actually use it right? But where do I start, what if I mess up? Don’t worry! If you’re anything like me I can help, I have some advice AND I have some examples! Let’s start off with some tips! Tip #1: Start with important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. If you have to pencil Read More

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The Best Personal Development Books for MOMpreneurs

The Best Personal Development Books for MOMpreneurs MOMpreneurs rejoice! I have the list of all lists!! The Best Personal Development Books for MOMpreneurs.  If you’re like me, and I know you are, you love reading personal development books but once you’re done..what next?  WeIl, here you go, bookmark this page and find your next personal development book whenever you need to. ((affiliate links can be found, read my Disclosure page)) The Books A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Read More

2017 Goal Crushin

Goal Crushin! Making 2017 My Best Year Yet!

It’s that time of year….people are starting to think about the New Year: what lies ahead for them, thinking about all the things they want to accomplish, maybe setting a new goal or two. New Years Resolutions may seem cliche but you have to admit there’s something about a fresh new calendar year that just makes you reevaluate and makes you believe that things can, in fact, be different. The problem I’ve had with New Years Resolutions (and the reason I rarely make any) is that they are just so hard to stick with. Just like the majority of people I start off strong then life gets in the way and I slowly start making excuses to not follow through. My fitness and health has Read More

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Time Blocking – Making your time WORK for YOU!

I’ve been talking about Time Blocking and how it can work for a Stay At Home Mom  recently, but what exactly is Time Blocking? Put simply, its the process of blocking out specific times of the day for specific tasks. Or put in Stay At Home Mom speak, its a way to LOL at yourself for believing you can actually schedule your day 😂! But… what if I told you….it kinda works? I’ve been on this “get organized, be productive” kick recently (and if you want to find out why you can head ➡️ here) but realized that at the end of the day I’m left feeling like nothing was accomplished and kinda wondering where my day went. I just started Time Blocking and can already see Read More

Role Model

Monkey See 👀, Monkey Do 🐒. Why organization is so important to me now, more than ever!

Finding out that I’m having a daughter has really had a strange effect on me. I was NOT expecting to have daughter, for some reason I had it in my head that I was going to have a little army of boys – my very own personal bodyguards! I was already planning all the things my boys would do together, what their rooms would look like, the sports they’d play together…it was just obvious to me, I’d have boys only. But then I heard the ultrasound tech say “It’s a girl” and I was completely floored. It took me a few days to process and probably an entire week to even let myself get excited. But in that week I started thinking “what can I Read More

It's All About Detail

Get Your Hustle On 💯 My Review of the 2017 Hustle Weekly Start Planner

Let me just start off by saying that this isn’t going to really come off as a Start Planner Review as much as its going to come off as a “brag”! Imagine me enjoying my new 2017 Hustle Weekly Start Planner and saying “na na na na na” because that’s kinda how I feel 💁🏻 My 2016 planner was the Hustle Business Start Planner and you can see my post about that here. I was really struggling to pull the trigger on this new Hustle Weekly because I loved my Hustle Business so much but let me tell you…I’m so glad I did! I’m fairly busy but not the kind of busy that requires me to track my To Do’s daily. I’m more of “at Read More

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Play Time!

One of the things I love about my house, the hardwood floors!! One thing I dislike, having my son play (and fall) on those hardwood floors. I’ve been using blankets, usually 2-3 depending on the thickness,  so that he can be comfortable on the floor and it seemed to solve the problem. Finally I started using an old down comforter folded lengthwise and an old queen size duvet also folded lengthwise and that was really perfect for his playtime. What wasn’t so perfect was the hassle of setting it out every morning, putting it away every night (that duvet is freakin heavy!) and if he spit up or spilled juice on it then guess what I had to clean the whole thing. I was getting Read More

Books

Happy Reading

I LOVE BOOKS! And now that I’m a Mom I LOVE buying Joaquin books! Lucky for me Costco has an amazing inventory of kids books at such affordable prices. Best thing about it, I don’t ever feel like I’m wasting money on books! A few days ago I headed to Costco all by myself, it was seriously like I was on a mini vacation! My Mom was at home with my little man so I literally had all the time in the world to just browse and sip my decaf Pumpkin Spice Latte 💁🏻 Yes that is literally my life now, don’t judge me. But anyways…I started looking at the books because I really wanted to start working on ABC’s with my little guy. What Read More

Napping

Pregnancy, Take II

Pregnancy, the 2nd Time Around Now believe me, I’m no expert – but I did learn a lot about myself, my body and pregnancy the first time around. Specifically, I learned about what I don’t want to do again and what I’d do different if I ever got pregnant again and here’s what I came up with: Damnit, I’m going to NAP 💤 The first time around I felt this huge amount of guilt every time I took it easy and especially when I napped. What the heck was I napping for? I work from home which of course meant I should have the house spotless, dishes done, laundry folded…basically everything taken care of, I didn’t have time for naps! Oh no, not this time Read More