More than almost anything I want to be organized and in control of my life. I have a huge tendency to get overwhelmed and stressed (and in doing so take out said stress on the fiance'), and in this semester of a million and one things I have to work very hard to not go crazy. That being said, I have been religiously writing in my planner and working pretty hard to stay on top of the reading and homework I have due each day in class. (If you know me at all, you know this is a giant struggle of mine.) I have also been trying hard to think about whether or not the item of my stress is worth my emotional commitment. I have also (also) been working on thinking in a more cyclical sense, in that I am attempting to look at issues and points or conflict from more than just my (super-stressed, tired, moody, grumpy, whiny, emotional) point of view, and to remember that no matter how much I think and wish certain someone(s) knew what I was thinking, keeping my mouth shut and pouting says nothing but "something is wrong and it is probably your fault, but I am too stubborn and grumpy to deal with it/you right now."
This week I am doing a few things to continue becomming [more] organized:
1. MENU PLAN MONDAY! - Ok, confession. I LOVE mom's that blog all about their cute little lives, their kids, their husbands, their frugality, and most of all, their weekly menus! I secretly (no longer secretly I guess) want to be just like that! Super cute and fun and organized... and with time to blog and let people read all about my lovely life.
Glad I got that little secret out of there... Anyway, this week I am trying the whole menu-planning thing. My mom used to have a little list of meals for the week on the fridge and let Sarah and I help pick what went on each day and go grocery shopping with her or my dad, and I loved that! I also really think menu-planning will help me eat out less, save money, and be healthier. So here is my first try:
Black beans and brown rice
Chicken Stir Fry (which, btw, I am unsure of how to make...help?)
Chips and salsa
BBQ Chicken Pizza (homemade)
Ooook, apparently all I eat is chicken.. whoops! Blame that one on the good 'ol Campus Center. MCC4L :)
Anyway, I love cooking and fixing meals and eating (lol), and definitely find making dinner to be a nice stress reliever and calming time for me, so hopefully this will be a good (better than last) week for me.
OH and in case anyone is wondering, triathlon training is...coming along. PtL it is not until the end of summer or I would never have a chance at being in shape. Registration is this month though, so soon there will be no backing down!
Anyway, rough last week means a better this week. You look good, you feel good, right? Let's hope so.
Peace and Love.
PS. I said I was working on a number of things, but now that I wrote that whole post about eating I can't seem to remember the rest. Oh except I have been trying to wear matching socks more often. Socks have never really been a huge priority to me in the past, but of late I have been working a tiny bit harder on making sure the socks I am wearing are at least right-side out and the same style. Oh and clean...ish. I just remembered that because I went to put on some socks.