Happy First Week of 2019! Now that the celebrations are a fond memory, I am ready to settle myself down and focus on a daily routine that brings me even more peace and joy.
Easier said than done, right? We schedule our lives so carefully, yet we have those days that seem to take on a life of their own.
It is for this reason that I offer simplicity. In the midst of a carefully planned week, surprises (pleasant and otherwise) have a way of making us crazy. How in the world do we maintain healthy practices when life gets so complicated?
Habits. Habits are what keep us going when we don’t know what else to do. To that point, keep the good ones, replace the less desirable ones, and let me know if you need help. (Email me!)
The secret lies in working on only one habit at a time. Keeping it simple.
One habit that I’d like to improve on is going to bed earlier so I get better rest. This month, that is my focus. Seven hours is ideal for me—and most people. Seven hours means I am more productive. Seven hours of really good sleep brings me more peace and joy.
Will I do this habit perfectly? No. Will I do better than I did in December? Definitely. That which we intentionally focus on will improve.
Today, if you know you need to improve on some area of your life, choose one thing you can do to make it better. Only ONE.
For those of you who are looking to add one home-cooked meal to your week, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. I’ve been adding simple and delicious recipes to my website.
All recipes have been Mr. Non-Compliant tested and approved. My sons like them too.
You will find gluten free and dairy free recipes, since that is how some of us in the Slager household eat.
I’ve recently been baking Gluten Free Bread, since I have not been happy with what I find in stores. It is not complicated at all and it is the perfect accompaniment to the Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Soup.
Click Here for Recipes Have fun checking them out, and be sure to let me know which ones you like best.
Interestingly, I think the Treats section has a majority of the recipes.
Cheers to days (and meals) filled with more peace and joy!
“The truth is, you don’t break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.”—Denis Waitley