For the last year American Mom in England has been left abandoned, sad, and neglected. The last couple of months have brought about a lot of change with in me. I was forced to step back from a lot of things, to take some much needed time off, and I’m so thankful. You see, I’ve had a chance just to focus on the little things – to step back from the chaos and really examine who I am and ponder who I want to be.
I’ve made a conscious effort to take more photos, to write more, to stop and acknowledge the good in everyday. It’s an amazing what I difference little things can make.
I’m documenting my #everydaythankful moments on Instagram & I’d love for you to join me!
I’m also been re-evaluating the tools that I use on a daily basis.
I’ve banished Facebook from my phone – its made me more conscious of the time I spend there.
I’ve stopped all email from syncing, except for when I open the app to check it. I sort emails then and there.
I’m using a new to me collaboration tool that I’m employing as a project management system for computer based work – it’s Trello and I wish I had discovered it about 3 years ago.
I’m working on having a consistent morning routine. This is still a bit hit and miss at the moment. I need to not allow myself to hit the snooze button so that I have some quiet time before the Boy gets up.
I’m using habitica to track the habits I want to develop and those household tasks I must do no matter how much I despise them. I’m not sure if I’ll stick with it, or if I’ll find another app to track this – it’s the kind of thing that’s much more fun with friends and I don’t know anyone else who uses it.
I started visiting 750 words every day. After just 11 days of putting at least 750 words to page, I find myself expounding it’s virtues to friends. Everyday I sit down and type until all the bits that are swimming around my head are down in print. The impact in my days has been huge. I find myself much more able to focus and get things done.
I’ve also found myself reading back things that I’ve written in 750 words and thinking ‘I want to blog about that’. The time is right – I’m back to blogging!
I want to know what do you do in the morning to set up your day to make every day its best? What habits would you like to form to improve your mornings?