This week I’m thankful for seven years of marriage, building a bonfire in the backyard, and watching my preschooler not-so-sneakily stuff marshmallow after marshmallow into his mouth during s’more time.
- Productivity – When it comes to the work day, there is a mountain of evidence that more time in front of a computer does not necessarily mean more productivity. So what’s the magic formula? 52 minutes on, 17 minutes off, according to this article. But, the kicker is that those 17 minutes have to be an actual break. So get up, go outside, and recharge your batteries! Your physical, mental, and emotional health will thank you.
- Fall activities – Pumpkin patches, apple cider, and campfires are just a few of the reasons fall is probably the best season. Here are 47 more ideas of how to enjoy this glorious time of year.
- Shopping – The cooler weather means it’s flannel season in the midwest. What’s better than flannel? Flannel with pockets! So cozy. Almost as good as bridesmaid dresses with pockets. Also, these adorable nordic hats for kiddos.
- Small goals – I set a mini goal of walking 5 miles/day this week (or 35 miles total). I missed the mark by 1.5 miles, but even so, having that mini goal in the back of my mind pushed me to change some habits. For example, I tried to walk if I was on a work phone call and more than once I took a small walk with my dogs after the kids were in bed. Your mini goal could be anything: eat salads for lunch for a week, sleep with your cell phone in another room, or sit quietly in meditation each morning. Setting one goal for one week feels manageable and may help you reevaluate some of the ruts you’re in that aren’t serving you well any longer.
- Anticipation – in 10 days I’ll be attending the 17th Annual Pilates Method Alliance Conference! This conference is amazing. The remaining living Pilates Elders (who studied directly with Joe and Clara Pilates) will be there along with some incredible rising stars in the world of Pilates. I geek out pretty hard and always come back with new material and energy for the work.
Until next week, be well.