Chasing Wonderment Journal — LIVE WELL

How to Simplify Your Life.

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How to Simplify Your Life.

Have you ever looked at the mountain of stuff on your to-do list, and thought “OH MY GOSH, I don’t even know where to start.”⁠   Giiirrl… ME TOO.⁠   After the initial “To-Do List Freak-Out," my brain usually goes on over-load, and I end up binging on Netflix and getting absolutely NOTHING done.     But... life doesn’t have to be like that. A few years ago, I started simplifying life — from a place of desperation, honestly. I was sick, dealing with depression, and beyond overwhelmed.   So I taught myself how to simplify. It was like a breath of fresh...

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3 Ways to STOP getting Distracted.

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3 Ways to STOP getting Distracted.

It's REALLY HARD to live intentionally right now. There are so many new things that weren't a part of our life a few weeks ago! It's lonely, exhausting, busy, stressful… you name it, we've all felt it.   We are juggling ALL. THE. THINGS.  One of the biggest obstacles to living intentionally is DISTRACTIONS. And… there are a LOT of distractions right now!   So what can we do to live intentionally — in the middle of all the mess?   Here are 3 ways to help you STOP getting distracted! Get SUPER CLEAR on what's distracting you. I know…...

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10 Ways to Survive Social Distancing as a Extrovert

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10 Ways to Survive Social Distancing as a Extrovert

Oh my WORD. Honestly, it feels like we're living in the twilight zone right now. Am I right? Never, in a million years, did I think that a global SHUT-DOWN was even possible. And yet: Here we are.  But what how are we supposed to survive Social Distancing as Extroverts? (Y'all: check on your extroverted friends, because they are NOT OKAY.) In case you don't know, extroverts are people that get their energy from OTHER PEOPLE. Do you wanna guess what social distancing and quarantine doesn't involve? … You guessed it: PEOPLE. I'm extremely extroverted, and feeling isolated is really hard for...

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How to have Date Night on a Budget.

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How to have Date Night on a Budget.

When our kids were little, we decided to institute a weekly date night for ourselves. There are just ONE problem: We didn't always have the option of a sitter! Grandparents are either not local, or they go to bed early, so we didn't always have the option of a free sitter! And honestly, there were definitely times that paying for a date night AND a sitter just wasn't an option. Heck, some weeks even eating dinner out was tight on the budget! I'm not trying to make it sound like we're incredibly poor (although there have definitely been times when money was...

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3 Ways to Live Intentionally when Life is Stressful.

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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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