01 May 2013

Losing Track of Time

Oh, hello May. Where do you come from?

I don't know about the rest of you, but time has not been on my side lately. We are getting ready to move soon and everything that comes with that is exhausting me physically and mentally. So my apologies on being a bit MIA lately. Unfortunately, I will likely be posting infrequently until things get back to normal(ish) in late June.

But enough of the pity party. Let's talk about time to put things in perspective. This is as much (if not more) for me as it is for anyone reading.

Uncommon Goods. I love this site. They've got some awesome gifts for hard to buy for family and friends.

5 minutes: Go through your closet and pick out 5 things that don't fit well, aren't flattering or that you just don't wear anymore. Put them in a bag to donate and give to a charity of your choice. Or, go through your pantry and pull out cans of food that you are not going to use and donate them to your local food bank or other charity. Just make sure the food you donate it not expired.

10 minutes (or more): Decide how long you want to be outside and just start walking. When you get to the half point of your time period, turn around and head back.

10 minutes: This requires a little bit of planning, but make guacamole. Chop up some red onion (or white or shallots), cilantro, jalapeno and tomato, if you like. Mix it up with some mashed ripe avocado, lime juice and salt and enjoy with tortilla chips or, better yet, carrot, pepper or celery sticks. Avocado has some great nutrients in it and is super yummy! Nothing like veggies dipped in a dip made with more veggies :)

15 minutes: Choose an area that needs a little bit of tidying up, set a timer for 15 minutes and do what you can to declutter it within that time. When the time goes off, you're done. If there's more to do, do 15 more minutes tomorrow.

20 minutes: Do a yoga "workout" from my favorite yoga dvd or one you own. I highly suggest one by Rodney Yee. I seriously love him. His voice is so soothing and his instructions are thorough without being too much. I rarely do yoga at home (the dogs and kids tend to get in the way of the "centering" and "relaxing" part), but every time I pull out this workout dvd, I feel awesome and vow to do it more often, even though I don't...I should work on that.

20 minutes: Take a power nap. Just make sure to get up in 20 minutes (maybe 30 at the most). I always have to set a very loud, annoying alarm. Napping for longer periods of time is generally not as helpful and will mess up your wake/sleep cycle.

Clearly, there is actually time to do things even though it certainly doesn't feel like to me. There are lots of things I want to write about here so I hope that I can find the time to sit down and get my thoughts on paper, er, the blog. I would be totally happy to let someone else write a few "guest posts" in my temporary absense if anyone has some good ideas for topics that would be appropriate. Send me an email using the link on the right side.

P.S. In the 3 months since ran with the crazy idea of starting a blog, this site has more than 1000 views now, from 5 different countries. Wow! That's really exciting to me and I'm so thrilled to have readers :D

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