Chasing Wonderment Journal — HABITS

3 Ways to Live Intentionally when Life is Stressful.

HABITS LIVE WELL

3 Ways to Live Intentionally when Life is Stressful.

For the past two weeks, our family has been hit with three different illnesses - back to back. Tasha went down first with a high fever... then Alex got a stomach bug and was home for two days. No sooner was he feeling better, when I got a sore throat. then Tasha got a runny nose, and then Zeke came down with a fever.  The fever (flu?) has worked it's way through all of us… and Alex and I were the last fall. I think we're almost through it now… hopefully. This would've completely stressed me out a few years ago. I would've...

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5 Helpful Tips for People Pleasers.

HABITS LIVE WELL

5 Helpful Tips for People Pleasers.

So, this past week our family got SUPER sick. Tasha got it first, and then I was on the couch for a day or two. My gut said I should swap my volunteer schedule at church, but I felt SUPER guilty: "What if I started feeling better and could push through anyway?" In the end, I trusted my gut, and changed my schedule around. And I'm really glad I did: because Alex came home feeling crummy on Saturday night, and by morning he was on the couch with a fever. I felt conflicted because I was worried about inconveniencing someone else. I was worried...

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What is a Prep and Maintain List? (and why you should have one!)

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What is a Prep and Maintain List? (and why you should have one!)

Alright, I've got an embarrassing fact to admit: I'm not naturally tidy. I struggle SO much to keep the house in order! It's SUPER frustrating, since we have 4 people living in a 750 sq. ft. house. Let's just say the extra stuff can pile up pretty quickly. (Want to hear the story of our tiny little house? It's pretty much a miracle, and you can read it here!)   Don't get me wrong, I do try to keep up with it all. But I also spent 2.5 hours folding laundry last night, so… there's that. 🙄   When life gets EXTRA...

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3 Ways to Stop wasting time on your cell phone.

HABITS LIVE WELL

3 Ways to Stop wasting time on your cell phone.

Have you ever struggled with the amount of time you spend on your phone? MAN... the other day I was trying to be on it less, and it was SHOCKING how many times I picked it up. Over and over again... just to "check it." 15 minutes later I'd realize that I was scrolling Instagram, getting absolutely NOTHING done on my list for the day. 😑 UGH. Why is it such a hard habit to break? I used to create, draw, knit, sew, or crochet in my spare time... and now I find myself checking my phone, scrolling, or playing a game instead....

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How to fight your Inner Critic.

HABITS MINDSET

How to fight your Inner Critic.

Hey friend... do you have negative words that like to float around in your brain?  I know I sure do! 😒 I've been there SO often: I think about that big dream that I've hoped and wished for (like losing weight, or growing this community) and immediately hear: "I could never do that." "I've failed at this before..." "What's the point?" "It hasn't worked so far." Man... you too? 😩   Yeah, I think we're all there fairly often. We eat dessert on the diet, we get discouraged and skip the gym, we choose to ignore the daily tasks that will get us...

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