Hello Housekeepers, welcome to the third week of the Better Me program -fifty two weeks of inspirational little somethings designed to help you live a life less ordinary…
Ready to be better? Lets get going…
Today is the day to come to terms with the way you look once and for all. Today is the day to decide to treat yourself better despite how you feel about the way you look. Today then is the day you decide to embrace how you look, wobbly thighs and all and to let the pursuit of betterment in all things gently shift your attitude to yourself.
While it might be the very worst kind of hackneyed cliche, loving yourself is key to success in every other area of your life.
Getting into the habit of preparing seven days worth of evening meals once a week might just be the ideal way to shift the focus from food and on to family in the hectic few hours that compromise dinner and it’s preparation. While making meal plans will almost definitely take you halfway to nirvana, actually preparing the ingredients, or even batch cooking the meals themselves will complete that journey and transform weekday evenings for the better.
This week long slow cooker recipe is inspired, but it is one of so many on the internet, so today look for plans that please your own taste buds and then cook your way to more harmonious week-nights.
Next up is a tip I can personally vouch for because it has (dramatically) improved my sleep, and shook off the general bodily aches and pains that have plagued me in recent years. In fact I feel almost evangelical about the pairing of Vitamin D3 and Magnesium and desperately want any woman similarly plagued to experience their benefits when these supplements are combined.
So here’s my recommendation: Today seek out the highest dose D3 oral spray you can find, because in this form the D3 is absorbed by your body faster and more effectively. Then just before you go to sleep, take up to 1000 mg Magnesium, renowned for it’s relaxing properties, and the necessary antidote to the intense leg cramps D3 can cause without it.
Et voila: a body that will not sabotage you at every turn.
Keys. I don’t know about you but they are the tiny bain of my life. A small irritation I experience whenever I find myself standing at my own front door, jingle-jangling my way through a key-ring that could put a prison-warder to shame and unable to find the key I want because it looks identical to about six others I have no earthly use for, but am too afraid to throw away in case I find myself standing in front of a door I cannot open.
Today then, take a look at your key ring and reduce the keys on it to the bare minimum. Put the others in a safe place in the house, then remove all but one key ring or charm from the set you use most frequently. Mark each key with a key cap, or a blob of colored nail varnish, and never again experience the sheer frustration of faffing about trying to get in your own house!
There now. Don’t you feel better?
Today think about your legacy and how it would feel to know that if you died tomorrow every aspect of your life would be in sound order. That your family knew how you feel about both death and dying, and that your finances, estate, and insurance are in good order, should the worst unexpectedly happen.
In Chanel Reynolds’s course, Life and Legacy: Creating a Roadmap she sets out all the steps we need to take right now to ensure that we live behind a will, that we have concrete plans in place for our own care should we fall ill, and that we practice daily risk management by having the right kind of insurance in place, in case the unexpected happens. Today then think about taking this course, making an appointment with your solicitor and financial advisor, and having the necessary conversations with your family.
The relief you will feel thereafter will soon outweigh any dis-comfort you might feel in the process.
Today order the very best dustpan and brush you can find. Look for a metal pan and a brush with firm (but not too firm) natural bristles. Get weird about it: shop for this one item of potential domestic bliss with all the same interest and investigation that you might bring to shopping for a car. Study Amazon reviews and spend just on the right side of what might strike you as an outlandish sum of money for something so mundane.
Do it because life gets better when we upgrade the very basics of life.
And finally today sort out your handbag. I don’t need to go into further detail on this one. You KNOW you will feel less chaotic if you aren’t lugging around everything but the kitchen sink and a whole lot of actual rubbish besides, so today tip your bag out and sort it out once and for all, Thereafter commit to doing the same thing on a weekly basis. No excuses. It is the kind of job that can be done while you are watching your favorite soap, so there really isn’t an excuse on the planet that will wash…
Have a lovely week Housekeepers.x