Acorn Fall Box: Feat. My Morning Ritual, Lists, and Halloween Candy
I woke up the other morning, as I do on mornings.
I wake up.
I woke up before the children to get me my Me Time.
*This is an Acorn Influence sponsored story, featuring items from their Acorn Fall Box. This story and opinion is mine, all mine.
My early-morning Me Time includes (but is not limited to)…
journaling, coffee, and candles and/or essential oil diffusion.
I have been know to both diffuse essential oils AND burn select candles at the same time. I also layer my perfumes and lotions, so I guess I come by such scent-based creativity naturally.
Layer that with a fresh cup of coffee and… it’s a journal-writer’s heaven.
However, my journaling lately looks a lot less like deep-dark secrets and/or inspiration and more like to-do and grocery lists.
Not as magical as candles and fresh brewed coffee. But I’m OK with that right now.
I have found that those minutes in a quiet house offer me the opportunity to target in on what needs to get done for the day. When I do not get those precious few minutes with my journal, coffee, and candle…
my day looks and feels more like a disco pinball machine.
Not to criticize disco pinball machines. It’s just… I prefer to leave the disco pinball lifestyle to actual disco pinball machines. I prefer that when I close my day, I get to peek at my journal one last time and I get to see lots of lines through that list I made hours and hours before.
Lines through listed to-do’s feels a lot like success. Lines through listed to-do’s is way better than a sleeping pill.
What I am TRYING to say is, my busy little brain can rest when I get stuff done.
It’s amazing how the little things can keep a girl up at night.
Like, say… you have two daughters and no hair ties! “Buy hair ties” goes on my list at least once a month.
Bobby pins and hair ties.
Did I mention I love my early morning ritual so much? But I digress.
So, in my list-making and to-doing, I write down even the little things because – isn’t funny how the little things become big when THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM?!
Think ants: one ant is no big deal. But a colony of ants?
Speaking of scary things – HALLOWEEN IS TWO WEEKS AWAY.
I don’t think Halloween is scary. But it’s another thing that makes my to-do list longer. That AND… my kids expect to eat a lot of candy.
Therefore… I expect I will have to fight with them about their candy consumption expectations.
But what if there was a witch who could watch for childrens’ good behavior in the weeks leading up to Halloween and SWITCH much of that candy for something less cavity-evoking?
I think that might take, “Fight with kids about how much candy they can or cannot have everyday” off my list.
Halloween candy makes me CRAZY. I can get down with the idea of The Switch Witch.. For 2 reasons:
- No kids ever need that much candy
- But mom does *winky face*
See? I told you I like to make lists.
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*This is an Acorn Influence sponsored story. This story and opinion is mine, all mine.