WEEKLY BLOG: HOT SUMMER DAYS ,ADJUSTING SCHEDULES, & FESTIVAL

This week we are focused on staying cool and adjusting to schedules. My son work schedule has ramped up and making sure the other kids have someone with them, has been our priority.

Sunday: After a week of not much going on, today started very calm. I’ve been caught up on household duties. Therefore, I decided to finish up some of the things that was on my to do list. WEEKEND SELF CARE TO DO LIST Also took a chance to just sit and chill. During the week from the time I wake up at 5a.m. I’m going until I go to bed. Because it’s so hot out the kids didn’t want to do anything so we stayed in the cool air. Right now we’re adjusting to my oldest son working and our daily routine shifting a bit. Lastly, I’m trying to get the kids input on some Father’s Day ideas.

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Monday: Great morning. It’s a little rainy out and very humid. We are in the triple digits this week and I know we won’t be out much. The one thing I do love about this weather is I can go out and walk and get a good sweat in. That is the best feeling. Currently not too excited to head to the office, we been very slow. I’d rather spend time at home working on other things. But anyway, it was good to have some good conversation, get notes done, and get out the house. It’s extremely hot and humid out, which means I get to get in a good walk, sweat, and release. The rest of the evening we stayed in the cool air conditioned and relax.

Tuesday: We are adjusting to my son going to work and making sure someone else is here with my other kids. It’s been a struggle but it hasn’t turned out as bad as I thought. My son is really liking his job and has picked up well. I don’t have much on my to do list at work today. But I will take the time to do some research. Later in the evening I strolled the ailses of several stores looking for something for father’s day. Once agian I am completely stumped and have no idea what I’m going to do. Afterward, I decided to relax myself and get a good walk in before turning in.

Wednesday: These triple digits are draining. Your skin just feels like its crawling off. But heading into the office I know there isn’t much going on and I plan to do some other work to keep me busy. When we get off, my son has to go to the DMV and I’m so not ready for this. It’s hard to believe I have a kid old enough to work and drive. But the hubs and I enjoyed taking him around showing him how things go and what needs to be done when heading into this phase of life. Also it was good for my younger two to see the process. Later on in the evening I decided to go out for a walk and get some sun, watch the deer, and rabbits enjoy nature with me.

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Thursday: Morning is going great. Adjusting to different schedules and watching my son get ready for work with me is surreal. We literally had a conversation the other day about how we have a 16 year old who is working, getting a check in his name, and making his own way. But as usual, office has been really slow so I’m trying to use it as time to do some leg work on other opportunities. We haven’t been really planning much because it’s so hot out and no one wants to do anything. There is a festival this weekend we may head to.

Friday: I am so glad the week is over. Nothing too much is planned for the weekend. Because my son is working the evening on Sunday (Father’s Day). We might just do brunch and then spend the day at my moms. There are a couple activities going on locally tomorrow that I may take the other kids too. If it isn’t too hot and they want to go. Spent the evening doing my daughters hair and then cleaning. I was able to get some edits done and published 10 LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY.

Saturday: We had a chill sleep in kind of morning. There is a festival that we’re going to head out to after my son goes to work. After an afternoon clean up, laundry, and doing my daughters hair we headed out to the festival. It was also near a water park so the kids were able to have some fun even though it was extremely hot out. The music, games, food trucks, and activities were very nice and fun. We all enjoyed ourselves. Afterward we headed for a quick bite to eat, slushies, and ice cream. Finally we were home to shower and relax. Being in the sun and heat can drain you.

Have a great week everyone!!!!

P.S. Weekly Blog is designed to show the realistic day in the life of a working mom balancing herself, family,life, and career.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

10 JOURNAL PROMPTS TO A BETTER YOU

”So tell me about yourself.” That is one question or phrase that stumps us all. We typically go to what we do for a living or what our job title is. It’s always easier to explain what we don’t like to do, what we don’t like about ourselves, or any negative thing. The journaling this week is focused on the better you. I set out on this challenge because I no longer wanted it to be a challenge for me. To do this, it’s sometimes helpful to use a guided journal or workbook to give you a boost. https://amzn.to/39qbkTJ

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10 journal Prompts To A Better You

  1. What is something good that happened to me? (Big or small)
  2. When was the last time I laughed uncontrollably? What made it funny? How did it make me feel?
  3. What was the last book I read?
  4. My favorite memory that I tell over and over again.
  5. What do I like to do for fun?
  6. I feel most comfortable in…(This could be a place, time, clothing, or anything that makes you feel comfortable.)
  7. If my friends were to describe me they would say…
  8. The one thing I can’t live without…(Use this and run with it. It could be food, a person, object, product, or anything.)
  9. My favorite movie and why?
  10. Three words to describe me and why?

Use these 10 journal prompts to help you understand you. Sometimes we do things so routinely and don’t know why. Learning the why will help us know why we gravitate towards certain things in life. From there we’re able to understand our deepest self. As always, remember there is no right or wrong way to journal. Be specific as possible. Lastly, be as honest as possible. I know being vulnerable is uncomfortable. CHANGE IS UNCOMFORTABLE But to get to being your freest self, you must do the uncomfortable thing.

Happy Writing!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

5 TIPS TO BEAT THE AFTERNOON SLUMP

Lately because work has been slow, I had begun to get these afternoon slumps. I had to switch somethings up in my routine to give myself an afternoon pick me up. Here are a couple of tips to beat that afternoon slump.

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  1. Healthy Snack. Because I work in an office setting and sit at a desk for hours it’s important for me to choose wisely when it comes to snacking. Try this very tasty but inexpensive blend mix to give you some energy. https://amzn.to/3aFamU2 This week I focused on packing fresh fruits, several different kinds of trail mix, and a good protein bar. All are packed with natural flavors, low sugar, and high in protein. Opting for a Healthy Snack provides more energy and benefits than cookies, chips, or candy.
  2. Water. Water. Water. Staying hydrated is a must. The more Water I drink the more I’m going to have to get up and go to the bathroom, which is a good thing. The more Water you drink the less you snack. Also the more Water you drink, is a great way to reduce belly bloating. And of course your skin stays clear. Yes, I slice lemon in the morning, place it in a baggy, and in my lunch bag. This helps me keep variety and flavor with my Water. Limit the soda and sugary coffee drinks that will give you an afternoon crash.
  3. Get Up and Move. Taking a 5-10 minute break is essential to beating the afternoon slump. Go outside, get some fresh air, and walk around. 6 TIPS FOR MONDAY MORNING BLUES Give your eyes a break from looking at a computer screen. This will give you a natural boost of energy. If you can, go to a coworker desk and have a quick chit chat. Don’t do anything work related for a few moments.
  4. Turn on tunes. Sometimes if it’s too quiet I will turn on some soft music. If you can, create some noise or distraction for you to focus on where only you can hear at your desk. If I don’t do some soft jazz, I’ll turn an audio book, or video on YouTube. The goal here is to give your mind something else to hear and focus on.
  5. routine Switch. This is simple and works. Among your daily tasks switch up your routine. Find a way to make your job interesting but yet still productive. Doing the same thing day after day will get boring and provides lack of enthusiasm. Bonus Tip: Get creative and switch your desk around. Spruce up your work area.

These tips to beat the afternoon slump is for anyone to use. You don’t have to work in an office setting. If you work from home these are great tips. If you’re a stay at home mom, the tips can help. Adjust and tailor them to fit your needs.

Have a great day everyone!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

SIMPLE SELF CARE MORNING ROUTINE WHEN FEELING BLUE

We’ve all experienced those days that are blue. We feel tired, not interested in getting out of bed, eating, or talking to anyone. Sadly if we don’t get up and just lay in the bed, it could turn into something darker than we want it to or need to. So here is a simple morning routine you can do when you’re feeling blue.

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5a.m.-7a.m.-Wake up early even if you don’t have anywhere to go or nothing to do. Laying in bed too long effects not only your mental psyche but your physical body will get stiff and soar. Just getting out of bed is an accomplishment in itself. It signals the brain that you care about yourself and you want to be somebody that day.

7a.m.-7:15a.m.-Affirm yourself and the day. Once you wake up, sit up in the bed and first Affirm ”Today is going to be a great day.” ”I am deserving of all the good that is going to come to me today.” Then take 5 more minutes to pray and thank God for giving you breath in your body and movement in your limbs to make it another day. Or you can opt to meditate for 5 minutes and focus on your breathing and being in the moment.

7:15a.m.-7:30a.m.-Instant boosts of energy. Get out of bed and stretch. Then make your bed up. That is another small self care activity that provides a sense of accomplishment. Do a good body stretch to awaken your blood flow, bones, and circulation. This will give you an instant boost of energy and motivation to want to proceed with your day. After stretching open your blinds and curtains. Even if it’s raining or gloomy out. If you can, open the window for some fresh air.

7:30-8a.m.-Spend time with yourself. Head to the bathroom and freshen up. During this time look at your beautiful face in the mirror. Take your time having a moment alone to yourself. In this moment, shower, brush teeth, wash face, do your hair, and makeup if you want to. Put on something cute but comfy. Lastly, give yourself another instant boost of confidence by putting on some perfume.

8a.m.-8:30a.m.-Feed your soul. Have yourself a bottle water. Take some vitamins or medications if you’re required to have them. Fix yourself a nice colorful and healthy breakfast. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: 5 SIMPLE AND QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Sit down and enjoy your breakfast that you made for yourself. No phones or distractions allows you to once again be in the moment and intentional.

8:30a.m.-9a.m.-Connect mentally and emotionally. Take time to journal and reflect on how you’re feeling. Brainstorm your life, goals, dreams, and desires. Write down what you need to do, have accomplished, and prioritize the list. This gives you an opportunity to purge out the negative, motivation to take steps later in the day towards your goal, and a place to hold yourself accountable. Also during this time you may read a book, listen to a podcast, or watch a motivational video to get your spiritual tank full. Try an affirmation journal like the one below to help you build your confidence and self esteem. https://amzn.to/3aIMKxY

This is just an example morning routine you can do when not feeling your best. Each step is to motivate, provide energy, and give a small sense of accomplishment. You may adjust steps, times, or anything needed to suit your needs. The goal is to get yourself back on track.

Be well on your journey.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

WEEKLY BLOG: QUIET WEEK, SON FIRST DAY OF WORK, & RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT

This week we are catching up on rest after having a long holiday weekend. My son is going to be starting his new job. Adjusting schedules and figuring out activities for the other kids daily is on our list. Lastly we have a couple things to do and the big one is Relay for Life event. An annual cancer research event they have with games, booths, food, and fun activities to raise awareness.

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Sunday: The plan today is to have a cookout at my moms to celebrate Memorial Day. The kids and I woke up early and had breakfast before prepping and heading out. I did a couple loads of laundry, quick tidy up, and enjoyed a cup of coffee before finally leaving. It’s really hot and humid so I knew I’d be tired coming in later. Early afternoon we headed over their and the hubs joined in after he got off of work. Hanging out grilling with my mom we had some good conversation and quality time. We weren’t too stressed or overwhelmed. We enjoyed cooking and swatting the flies all evening. The best part was we were done early enough to relax.

Monday: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!!! My last day off after a long weekend. This day is all about relaxing after being in heat all day yesterday. Oddly enough, I was a little dizzy with a headache. After breakfast I made it a point to lounge the rest of the day. Later in the evening, I was filling better so I decided to do a quick walk since I ate good this weekend and didn’t get in much exercise. We prepped for the work week and headed off to bed.

Tuesday: Back to the office. It’s always difficult to get up and start my morning without having to drop off the kids. I was going in to work expecting to be swamped after the office being closed for a couple days. However, to our surprise we were very mild today. I ended up leaving late afternoon because my son hasn’t been feeling well. Allergies and the change of weather has him feeling little peaky. Spent the evening doctoring him up, working out, doing laundry, and relaxing myself.

Wednesday: Another great morning and very calm day at the office. My son is doing much better and my husband finally got a day off. We really didn’t have much planned for this week. We are helping our son finish his paperwork to begin his new job. I’m proud, excited, and can’t believe my son is 16 and about to work. After work, I decided to come in and do more laundry. We had been enjoying having little on the to do list and catching up on rest after the long holiday weekend. There are a couple activities we have planned for the weekend.

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Thursday: Spent most of my day at the office taking some really good notes. Sometimes when you brain storm you can start writing and never stop. Other days, it seems like you’re pulling at straws. Had another really good passive income idea I ran by husband to see what he thinks. To my surprise he was on board with it. Because work at the office has been slow, I’ve been able to all week research, read, and learn more about certain things I’d like to do. After several days of working out, I decided to give myself a break and use cleaning as a way to workout. We then night capped watching TV with the kids.

Friday: It’s a full day but thank goodness morning and afternoon was quiet. Right after work, we have to attend a quick church event. Then we are headed to ”Relay for Life” kick off. 5 SIMPLE AND EASY HEALTHY TIPS FOR SUMMER Even though it’s hot and humid we told the kids we’d go out there. Later in the evening after having a good time catching up and having fun at the relay for Life, we wanted to shower and head to bed.

Saturday: I don’t get to sleep in today because it’s my son’s first day of work. He has to be there at 8:30 in the morning. I have a couple errands and be somewhere by 10a.m. I had plans to clean and do some laundry. In the middle of all this, there is the annual kids fest event held in the park that I’d like to make it to if the kids are up to it. Lastly, later in the evening we plan to go back out to the relay for Life and enjoy some of the activities again. A few hours later, back at home my day was fun, productive, accomplished, and good. I was able to get everything done without feeling rushed or stressed. A perfect Saturday if you ask me.

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

P.S. Weekly blog is designed to show the realistic everyday Life of a working mom, balancing Life, family, and herself.

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WEEKLY BLOG: LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PLANNING, QUICK WORK WEEK

This is going to be an interesting week. It’s the last week of school. The work week is cut by day for me due to us participating in United Way Fundraiser, and we have to plan a good 4 day weekend for the holiday. All in which will take us out of our normal routine. But it will be fun.

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Sunday: Great day to sleep in and rest. After an long weekend with track meets and the temps have dropped by almost 30 degrees, I welcome the brisk fresh air. I’m all caught up on laundry and grocery shopping. So I’m going to focus on keeping the house tidy. I began asking the kids about some ideas we came up with for the long holiday weekend ahead. Needless to say I rec’d mixed reactions. So back to the drawing board. Later in the evening I had an amazing workout and a chill evening with my kids. The hubs has to go in and close the store due to a lack of help.

Monday: Great start to this short work week. I’m loving the cool temps actually. It’s going to give me a chance to mix up working out inside the home and going outside. Last week of school and I told my kids to just have fun and enjoy time with their friends. Had a really good day at the office and was able to get some admin stuff done on projects. Later in the evening I had an amazing walk outside and was able to retire in bed early.

Tuesday: Had a great breakfast and coffee date with the hubs after drop off. Office was quiet but I was able to get some research done. Later on in the day I was grooving and my daughter and I had a great conversation. I was very excited she wanted to talk and ask me questions. Once again I tried to make progress on what we were going to do this weekend and of course no input. After dinner we also discussed on ways to cut back this summer since the kids were out of school and we really weren’t using a lot of things we pay for. IE subscriptions and many other apps.

Wednesday: Very humid this morning. Almost to the end of the school year, just one more day. Had to make a quick grocery store run before heading to the office. This week is very quiet because it’s a holiday weekend. Of course, I used my time wisely and submitted proposals, worked on editing and updating some listings, and worked on some ideas. Later on in the evening I decided to do a mid week clean. Due to the weather changing, rain, and humidity, the ants and spiders I can’t take. Afterwards I was already warmed so I decided to go out for a walk and get in a good sweat since it was very humid. It was amazing as I got to see some Deer hang outside and enjoy the weather also. Late night I enjoyed the NBA game and went to bed.

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Thursday: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!! We are all excited for this day. Another year has flown by and I’m so proud of my kids for staying the course in these challenging times. To celebrate them for doing amazing we planned to go out for dinner and have a night out. Oddly enough the memorial day weekend plans they want to keep it simple and remain local. So we’re going to head to the lake, have a little cookout, and play it by ear the rest of the weekend. We had an amazing night and enjoyed one another. MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF CARE IS FREE

Friday: Today begins my 4 day weekend and I’m super excited. Started early with cleaning, laundry, and making breakfast for the kids. The hubs had to go open the store. I have a couple errands I need to run and whilst I do that I’m going to test out some new skincare and makeup to see how it holds up. Later in the evening we headed downtown to enjoy the Memorial Day kickoff. They had a live band, activities for the kids, food truck Friday, and the weather was great. After having a great time we opted to keep it local the rest of the weekend and let the days come to us.

Saturday: I woke up and had breakfast with the kids. Got a lot of housework done before heading out to enjoy the evening. The kids wanted to go do laser tag, bowling, and mini golf. So we enjoyed having fun with the kids. After game night out, the kids were tired and wanted to order take out. The hubs and I opted to go have a dinner date and head back up town for some fun. I would say I wanted to have a good plan for the weekend, but this enjoying local activities and letting the day come to us has been much more enjoyable.

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

P.S. Weekly blog is designed to show the realistic life of a working mom, balancing life, career, and herself.

Be you so you can be free.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF CARE IS FREE

“I can’t afford to lose my job or take time off work to seek mental health treatment is there anything I can do”

YES!!!!! Your mental health and self care is free. Just because you have a strict schedule, job, or boss doesn’t mean you can’t practice self care. Having a lack of resources at your finger tips won’t hinder you from developing good self care habits. You’ve taken the first step in acknowledging you need and want a better care for yourself. Right now you have an abundance of resources it’s just how you use them.

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first, you can pretend like you do have a therapist and journal. Journaling For Mental Health, TRY IT This is free of cost, free for your spirit and the first step to acknowledging your honest true feelings and emotions. To journal you can purchase a notebook for less than a dollar. If you want to throw in some extra couple bucks, purchase some affirmation stickers to decorate it for less than $3. (This is what my daughter did, and her notebook is so pretty and tailored to her.) Now you have a personalized journal that gives you positive affirmations and thoughts to repeat before opening and pouring your heart out. Once you have a journal begin with what sparked you to want a better mental health. 7 HEALING JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR A PEACEFUL WEEK What are the triggers, event, or persons behind your emotions?

As you begin to heal and grow, you can opt to save for a really good journal that will help you develop all around wellness. Try this beautiful journal that’s less than $10 to get you started when you’ve saved enough to purchase it. https://amzn.to/3HaANwQ

Next, you can use your phone that’s at your finger tips to get daily motivation. Make a decision and choice to ONLY seek positive content. Once you only click or search positive content the algarithm will then flood your feed with that content. It has worked for me and I can truly say it helps to not even see a negative title or headline. YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram has some amazing quotes, scriptures, passages, reminders, and hope to keep you fueled thoughout the day. Also begin to distance yourself or limit your interactions with those who aren’t feeding you like you want to be fed. Your motivation and encouragement doesn’t just have to come from digital. That one person that only calls, text, or have a negative story isn’t good for your mental health. Delete social media if you have too. ALL MY SOCIAL MEDIA APPS DELETED

Thirdly, focus on you. Wake up a little early. Make sure you look good and feel good about your appearance before heading out. Focus on your physical health. Do some walking, gardening, hiking, biking, or any activity to keep your body moving. Exercise and sweat out some toxins. Schedule in your activity. Create a schedule for the week, month, and day. Have an outline of what you have to do. This ensures you aren’t overwhelmed, you can make time for yourself, and still being productive at work and at home. The schedule is free because you can create it on your phone. Schedule your meals, activity, laundry, cleaning day, and this will give you something to hold yourself accountable. If you can use resources at work, email it to yourself and print it. The schedule is also a good way for you to begin to create boundaries and say NO!!!!!! Saying no and creating boundaries is free.

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The fourth thing you can do to get a handle on your mental health is seek a spiritual community. Having a community of people to share, pray, and worship is the best way to filter out the bad and keep the good. If you choose to worship on Sunday in person that is great, but you can also do so using the phone you already have. The first I thing I do every morning is have time with God. In the form of music, a sermon on youtube, or me having my own prayer session. Get rooted in faith and hope.

The fifth is to use your time wisely. While you’re on break at work you can journal, listen to a podcast, read a book, or watch a quick motivational video. Opt to have lunch alone so you can get what you need without judgement, interruptions, or criticism. If you are cooking dinner, listen to a sermon on youtube. Find an inspiration channel that feeds your soul. When I clean and do laundry I put my earbuds in and let the universe speak to me. You are moving and getting Exercise, while feeding your mind with positive energy, and getting things done on your list. All of this is free and good for your mental health. You’ve developed habits.

The sixth free thing you can do for your mental health is develop routines. A good morning routine to get your day started. This will ensure you are in a good headspace to conquer the day. Even when things seem to go sour, you’ll have tools and motivation in your spiritual bank to pull from. Next a good night routine to wind yourself down. How was your day? What didn’t you like that you can work on? What was good about the day? Release it to make room for a clear slate the next day. MID WEEK MENTAL HEALTH REMINDERS

Lastly, give yourself permission to feel. You will have good days and some bad days until your habits become second nature. But continue to push through and work through it. Each bump in the road is a teaching moment. Don’t ignore them. Listen to them and ask yourself why am I reacting this way or feeling this way. The good news is because you did this on your own without seeking a paid counselor the reward in understanding and growth will be just that much greater.

Happy Healing.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

WEEKLY BLOG: SON 16TH BIRTHDAY, STATE TRACK MEET, AND END OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After having the last couple weeks be mild and free. This week we’re going to busy wrapping up end of school year activities, state track meet will begin at the end of this week, and my son 16th birthday is this week. My goal is to stay on top of schedule, keeping the house in order, and maintaining calm.

Sunday: Starting the week off well rested and ready to have a good week. After our typical Sunday morning routine, I began laundry and planning dinner for later and tomorrow. I was also able to get 7 JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR A GOOD WEEK posted. The last three Sundays I’ve been very good uploading and posting as many listings as possible on Poshmark. Therefore, managing and selling through the week is simple and with ease. Mid afternoon I will post a couple more listings and do some admin stuff on my closet. After laundry I have a workout planned and then the goal is to relax after dinner.

Monday: 6 TIPS FOR MONDAY MORNING BLUES I really wasn’t ready for the work week to start. But after a quick pep talk to myself and prayer, I was back in good spirits ready to go. And after all, it was a good day at the office and we had a great evening. The kids are finishing up the end of year activities. We are gearing up for our son’s 16th birthday this week. To our surprise he doesn’t want much or want to do much. After dinner I wanted to try a new hair style so I washed my hair and gave it a good deep condition, then styled. I wasn’t able to get a workout in, because my brother called and of course we ended up having a lengthy conversation.

Tuesday: This morning is going well. The sun is shining and the humidity is low. The hubs had to go into work later this morning and we had a good coffee date. Due to work being slow, I was able to get many proposals sent out and work some contracts. After work, I was in a mood and cleaned while the kids headed to moms for a while. Later in the evening, I had to do some errands because my son wants an old fashion backyard BBQ for his birthday. When I finished the store run, I was tired and ready for bed.

Wednesday: Oh I didn’t want to get up this morning. I think I’m just as ready for the school year to be over with as the kids. But after drop off, I had to do a quick errand for my son birthday before heading to the office. My plans today is to clean and prep for his birthday. But while at the office do administrative work on my contracts and listings. Later in the evening after a workout I decided to do a mid week clean to get ready for my sons birthday.

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Thursday: Its my son’s 16th birthday. I took off to prepare so when my husband got off work and the kids get out of school we’ll be ready to have the BBQ. During the preparations I came to a great point where I was able to run out and have a good walk before everyone came home. It was very important for me to take a moment for myself and just be. Early evening my mom came over and we had a great time. It’s always a great night when I can clean and tidy up without feeling overwhelmed.

Friday: Feels weird this morning because the kids are off today, because state track meets starts. We are definitely headed out there this weekend. Therefore, leftovers and keeping up will be my priority. Work day was quiet and we were happy. Our office is transitioning into a new system and ironing out the kinks has been challenging. However, it is very hot and humid today. Which makes for a hot day at the stadium. State track meets have begun and we’re prepping to head out for the evening.

Saturday: After a long and hot humid day we were all tired, showered, and headed to bed. Again today we’re kinda busy. My son has a hair cut appointment first thing, track meets are starting very early, I have a quick appointment, and it’s storming like crazy. At first the meets were postponed due to lightening and thunder. After a couple hours delay they resumed. However, it was cold, damp, and uncomfortable. In the end we were able to make all appointments and oddly enough had a great time at the stadium both days.

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!

P.S. Weekly blog is designed to show the realistic life of a working mom balancing family, career, and herself.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

7 HEALING JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR A PEACEFUL WEEK

This week we are going to focus on some journal prompts for inner peace healing. These 7 healing journal prompts helped me identify where I need healing and growth. I also learned how certain relationships and past events show up presently.

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Using these healing journal prompts allows you to take a deeper look into what your triggers are. Also where the triggers come from. Through journaling for healing we’re able to recognize why we gravitate towards certain people. EMOTIONAL HEALING: OPEN YOUR MIND FOR UNDERSTANDING

Here are 7 healing journal prompts for inner peace:

  1. Describe a time when you felt most comfortable or yourself. (when writing about this time describe where you were, who was around, what were you wearing, what the weather was like, what was said in the convesation, this would help you identify or clarify who and what makes you happy)
  2. The first thing I think about in the morning is…(the moment you open your eyes what is the first thing that occupies your mind/thoughts, this prompt gives you an insight on what is causing your stress or anxiety)
  3. The one thing I’m afraid for people to know is…(we all have that one thing that we don’t want people to know, it could be an insecurity, past trauma, or thought, be as specific as possible, this will tell you what you need to conquer to free yourself)
  4. Do I feel stressed or anxious right now? why or why not? (sometimes we may not want to say exactly what has us jumpy or we want to use an excuse, be honest and specific why or why not you’re feeling anxious or stressed, it could be nothing, something big something small)
  5. My most difficult relationship is…(once I realized what my most difficult relationship was, I was able to get clear on why I did certain things, closed myself off to certain people, and what triggered me. It doesn’t have to be romantic, it could a parent, sibling, coworker, cousin, aunt, uncle, friend, neighbor.)
  6. I am proud of myself for…(when was the last time you told yourself you were proud of you, this is one affirmation I’ve come to love, it could be simple as ”I’m proud of myself for trying a new recipe”, no matter how big or small be proud of yourself)
  7. What is my favorite TV show and why? (what we watch and consume consistently tell us a lot about our personalities and who we are, I love anything on ID Discovery, I’m more interested in the ”why” people choose the extremes that they do)

Try these 7 prompts for healing this week. The goal is to get a point of view from different backgrounds of life. Either way they’ll all come together to let us know how we’re doing, where we need to work, and what we are good at. You deserve healing and happiness.

happy Writing!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

5 SIMPLE AND EASY HEALTHY TIPS FOR SUMMER

The weather has drastically shifted and it seems summer has began early. Here are 5 simple and easy healthy tips we all can use this summer.

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  1. WALKING OUTDOORS
    Of course, everyone knows this is my favorite activity. WALKING outdoors in the summer time allows you to get some natural vitamin D that we all need to stay healthy. Using the natural sunlight always gives a good natural tan that we look for. Because of the heat and sun, we sweat more than normal, which means toxins are being released from our bodies. It will give you energy, great mental clarity, and an excellent source of emotional healing. WALKING is a great self care activity for every area of your life.
  2. STAY HYDRATED
    With temperatures high and the humidity making you feel like you’re suffocating, hydration is essential. Making a pitcher of cucumber lemon water is a great way to ensure you have something refreshing at any moment of the day. DIY Cucumber Lemon Water GREAT REFRESHER There are a ton of water infused recipes out there you can try. The more variety you add, the more vitamins and nutrients you are putting in your body naturally. Staying hydrating also includes your hair, skin, and body. Yes, I know it’s hot but keeping lightly moisturized ensures the elements outside doesn’t damage your skin. Opting for water gel moisturizers for your skin is best. They sink into the skin without being heavy or greasy. In shower body moisturizers are my go to for summer months. Finally, a light hair lotion that doesn’t weigh your hair down is a great option to keeping your hair protected.
  3. EAT WITH COLOR
    The more colors you add to your diet the better. In the summer a great healthy tip is to add as much colors to your meals as possible. Fresh green salads, pasta salads, and fruit salads are a great way to add color. We have an array of content and recipes to pull from to add variety. Incorporate many different varieties of fruit smoothies into your diet. All options allows you to eat fresh, light, and healthy. In return, maintaining a good balance with the WALKING outdoors.
  4. ENJOY LOCAL FESTIVITIES AND ACTIVITIES
    Much has changed in the last two years. Therefore, finding new ways to entertain and enjoy family time has to get creative. No matter where you live, how large or small of city you live in, there are a ton of activities each week and weekend over the summer. It’s not so much about the event but about enjoying your time, having great conversation, and communing with others. Just getting out trying events and activities that you wouldn’t necessarily do, breaks you out of your comfort zone. You begin to meet new people. Thus opening and expanding your network.
  5. SUNSCREEN
    It wouldn’t be a great summer tip without using sunscreen. We are going to be out more than normal, so protect yourself by applying sunscreen. There are sunscreens available for hair, skin, and everything in between. We still have an obligation to protect ourselves from the elements. Lotions, sprays, and sunscreen sticks are available to us at affordable prices. Be mindful and protect yourself this summer.

Have a great, happy, and healthy summer!!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.