The Monday Minute (or two): Happy New Year!

by | Jan 4, 2016 | The Monday Minute, Video

Hi all!

It’s the very first Monday of a brand-spanking new year! That’s right… it’s time for The Monday Minute (or two!)…

If there ever was a Monday that we don’t want to go back, this is definitely one of the ones that hit the top of the list!

As much as I didn’t want to let go of the days we had off from the normal chaos, I am looking forward to a more scheduled existence and looking forward to making a few changes around here.

I am hoping to incorporate some of the disciplines I learned through doing the Whole30 a couple times last year… most of the holiday junk has been consumed so hopefully a lot of the temptation is out of the way. Not only am I doing this for me, but the entire family. Not sure how it will fly, but it’s going to have to.

I am also working on a new journaling system I came across because of my beautiful friend Kristen at Dine & Dish… The Bullet Journal. I have been journal-keeping for quite some time, but have let it go in the last number of months as the system I had been using got messy.


What had once been something I would be excited to wake up early to do, became drudgery and reminder of the chaos I could not control.

And it wasn’t just the journal part, but my scheduling, calendaring, to-do listing… basically my journal became a to-do/grocery list with some calendaring and doodles mixed in. Which is not all that bad, but there was no order and certainly no inspiration.

I am going to give the Bullet Journal style a try… the minute I discovered it, it was like a really bright lightbulb for my soul and the first moment I had to create my index, key, January at-a-glance, and January goals I took it. I felt like a little kid in a candy shop with my own money to spend.

Except I didn’t have to spend a dime. I already had everything. I just spent time doing something I love doing, but with direction. It feels so good to finally have direction.

I honestly don’t think this particular change will be hard at all for me. I have been lost in an very desired, but ineffective system. Clarity feels AWESOME!

Alrighty folks! So that’s how my week is shaping up! How about yours? How are you making your Monday, a start to the new year a GOOD thing? I’m reading a number of great comments about what folks are doing over on the FB page (here). Jump in in the comments here or on FB! It’s inspiring for us to read how each of us are doing things … how we are making GOOD 🙂

Peace and sparkles and happy 2016, friends!!!



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