Okay, so I splurged a little on this top. Heres why..
Its a plaid top so its VERY versatile. I’m all about versatility.
The quality is absolutely amazing and so comfortable.
It can be worn in any season. Its lighter weight, so in Fall/Winter you can just wear a jacket. The Summer you can roll the sleeves up. Like I said, lightweight so not heavy and hot.
AND for the love guys. These JEANS are my absolute favorite of all time. The fit, the color, the holes. Just lovey love.
Switching a lane here. I’m really into positive talk and self love. I wanted to share a little tip of mine, that I’ve been applying in my life thats helped the way I look at life in general.
Let’s try this challenge
Remove all negative words from your life & see how you feel the next few days. I apply this a lot to texts, emails etc… when you start out communicating with negative words even though you’re not meaning to be, it sounds negative and makes the other kinda… stand offish? Would you agree. Here are the words I’m talking about.
But Whatever (do whatever you want)
Replace them with…
“That sounds so cool! Here is another idea I want to run by you that I think would work for us…___”
“Thank you for thinking of me or thanks for the invite…I’ve got other plans, lets plan for another time”
“Thank you for being patient”
“Thats cool, lets look at some other options instead” or “These are options we can do, let me know what you think”
“That’s sounds fun! I’m heading to ____ today, let’s plan for another day”
Do you guys catch my drift?? It’s so crazy because even as a positive person, we use these ways of communicating without even realize how it’s coming across. I feel that it’s so important to be communicating this way through emails & texts because you don’t know the tone of their voice. In these days, we should be practicing removing those negative words and replacing with positive so the other person can take it the right way, and you can get off on the right start.
Those are my thoughts for the day that I wanted to share! Let me know if you liked this little post and I’ll continue to do more.
We all know when it’s time for a break, a release from motherhood, you time, girls night, or at least I know the signal that rings “GET OUT” haha. Whenever I’m starting to feel slightly like I’m going to lose my mind, and my patience runs thin, or I raise my voice at Oaks (which I feel bad for always)I KNOW it’s time for a break.By break I mean, alone time from it, getting away for even an hour.Something that makes you feel like you again. Don’t lose yourself in this motherhood “game”. You gotta take care of you. If you don’t take care of you, you will start to see a pattern of anger, annoyance, irritability etc… I know this because I’ve dealt with it a lot. Sometimes I feel guilty of wanting a break. But you gotta do it.
Guess what? It makes us a better mom, and then we can ACTUALLY live in the moment and ENJOY it. Not looking at the clock like “ugh I’ve only been playing with him for 10 mins” haha. You know what I mean. Motherhood is so exhausting. Here are some things I do that keep me SANE, and more calm and ready to TAKE ON MOTHERHOOD every day. Find a babysitter and do it for yourself.
Go out & chat with a friend, or family member- someone who makes you feel better, and makes you feel like you again.
Gym time- I like to mix up my routine. I don’t always love working out from home. Breaking away & getting into a different environment helps me feel human and normal in society haha.
Go to Starbucks and read a book. I always like to read something that motivates me to do better, and self improvement books. A book that has changed my life is “THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK” & “THE WAR OF ART“. Or I will just go on my computer and get work done.
Sister time- my sister is my best friend and soulmate haha. I can’t live without her. She inspires me to be a better person. She is an amazing person and I’m so grateful to have such a positive soul in my life!
Go shopping- even if its grocery shopping! But do it by yourself!
Take time for yourself! Be nice to yourself, and be a little selfish from time to time. Because it really helps us to NOT be selfish when it comes to our kiddos. What do you moms do to break away everyday? Please share!