The Weekender is back! Prima is sleeping better at night and having more good days than bad at this point. So I feel that I can commit to bringing you this post without overloading myself. I’m still learning so much about balance and saying “no” and proper boundaries, in all areas of life. In fact, I read two really great articles on it this week, and I’ve shared them with you in this edition. Have a great weekend, and enjoy!
P.S. The pictures contain the links, so all you need to do is click on them to get to the article/blog/etc. that I am talking about. I apologize if this has been confusing before!
Write the Word Journals
This journal is on my Christmas wish list. I stumbled upon the Lara Casey blog via a mention in my Instagram feed. (Have I mentioned just how much I love Instagram right now?) I love all things journal and notebook. And I love to journal through my Bible reading almost exactly the way this journal is set up! The only difference is the addition of a “what are you grateful for today” section. I don’t need this, but I do want it! I think that having it will keep me more motivated to be consistent in my daily Bible reading and journaling.
Feeling Manipulated? You May Be a Manipulator, Too.
I came across this article on Facebook this week, and I’m so glad I did! It is immensely interesting. We all have a manipulator (or multiple!) in our lives, often from poor boundary-setting. But what we don’t realize is that, because we are being manipulated and resenting it, we often are manipulators ourselves! After reading this, I could see myself especially in the passive-aggressive profile. I shared it with my husband, and it is actually improving the communication in our marriage as we try to be more direct, yet kind, about what we want and how we feel. I think this article is a must-read.
Setting Boundaries at Work and at Home
Remember that I mentioned finding Lara Casey’s blog this week? This article made a perfect add-on to the one about manipulators. Most interesting to me were her thoughts on using social media on the weekends and its impact on family time and relationships.
Someone new to follow on Instagram
Every once in awhile I come across an Instagram feed that is simply stunning. Not only is this the case, but Sharon Santoni also happens to be in France, a place I’ve fallen in love with since I started taking French in college. Okay, so maybe since I first heard French as a little girl. Even if you don’t love France as much as I do, I still think you will find her pictures gorgeous and refreshing.
A Meal Planner for the Tactile Person
I currently do all of my meal planning online so that I can quickly access the link to the recipe. However, I like this idea, so I think I’m going to use it for the new year and create a hybrid of digital and print. I’m already planning to go back to using a print planner since I know I’ll do better with it. It only makes sense, then, to do the same with my menu planning.
Get Rid of All That Spam
For my fellow bloggers – I’ve been using this guide this morning to clean up my Analytics. It’s been bothering me for some time seeing all of that spam in there, but I wasn’t sure how to stop it/get rid of it. This wonderfully detailed and visual guide will show you how.