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Friday, February 24, 2012

Making The Most Of...

On Friday most people celebrate the end of the week in some way, shape or form. Some party, some have family game night. Others may have a hot date, a few will enjoy relaxing with a good book. The idea is centered around making the most of your weekend, right when your weekend starts, right?

So how do we carry that feeling over into the whole week? What can we (realistically) do to bring that 'Friday feeling' to the rest of our week? I mean, c'mon, why are we letting Friday hog all the fun?

I can think of hundreds {literally!} of excuses for not making the most of every day of the week. But I say to those excuses: so what? I'm not saying to party everyday...unless you're in college, then this is the only time you'll probably get to do so. No every night can't be family night or date night. 

Well, Niki, then how do we make the most of everyday? How do we sneak in a little bit of that Friday feeling on the other days of the week? I thought you'd never ask!

It takes a little effort but not a lot of energy but it may take more discipline - especially if you're one of the people who puts every one else's needs ahead of your own. You've probably heard what I'm about to say before, but maybe not so I'll say it anyway. To make the most of every day you need to make time for YOU every day. Even if it's only 15 or 30 minutes you need to do something you really like to make at least one good memory for your day!

Push yourself to schedule in that 'you' time then make sure to fill it with something you love to do. Not sure what to fill your time with? Not sure you can fill your time 7 days a week? Make a list! {I know, I must be addicted to lists but they work!} Add to the list as often as you think of something else that brightens your day.

Try it for a week. Anything new you try you should really push for a month before you give up but just try this for a week and see if you don't want to keep going after that week...if you have a great week then push yourself for two weeks, three weeks, you get the idea! Good luck! :o)

Thankful for: sunshine and warm days! I'll be even more thankful if the tornado watch never turns into a warning today!!!

Lessons Learned:
*Help can be found in the most unlikely of places and people :o)
*The time between filing your taxes and receiving your refund is the longest part of the year for an adult (kind of like the span between Thanksgiving and Christmas for kids!)
*Blue mashed potatoes taste just as good as plain, maybe better because they're so much more fun!
*While I am a fan of hot weather outside, I am not as much of a fan of the heat when it's inside my house while I am trying to sleep
*It no longer feels weird to be thinking of the pool in if we were to put up the pool this month, well that might be insane weird.

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