Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday's Mantra + Doing What's Best For Me

Happy Monday friends! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was pretty low key and absolutely perfect. 

Friday was a bit crazy at the hospital and pretty much consisted of running around getting things in order to make Halloween special for my sweet kiddos. We had a Halloween parade around the pediatric floor and it turned out so cute. Once I was off work I immediately hit up the grocery store for some necessities for my girls night with my friend Aubree. She just moved into the sweetest home and we were both looking forward to staying in, cooking dinner, and passing out candy. While I can't say we had many tricker treaters, we did whip up some yummy nachos and a batch of spicy Jalepeno margaritas. I have been on a major kick for these lately and promise to post recipe soon! After a few scary movies, we both crashed pretty early and woke up to a cold and rainy day on Saturday. After a quick bagel trip and relaxing on the couch we headed to meet some friends out to cheer on the Pirates. If you didn't catch the game, you didn't miss a thing- we played horrible and lost. Saturday night was spent grabbing tappas and a glass of wine with my roommate before calling it a night. The first part of Sunday was spent at my new part time job, yep that's right... this girl got a part time job. I'll share more on this later this week. The rest of Sunday was spent grabbing pizza and a drink with my roommates and lots of couch time relaxing as I have some developed ANOTHER cold. All in all it was a great weekend and I am feeling rested and ready for the week!

Today's mantra comes with a bit of a goal for November...

This week will officially mark 1 month since moving to North Carolina for my new job. It's been a complete whirl wind and I think I am finally starting to feel settled at my new job and living in a new city. With that being said, over the past month I have completely let my priorities fall to the way side. That may sound a bit extreme but I am majorly needing to get back to feeling like myself rather then rushing around each day and wondering where the day went. Being that November is all about Thanksgiving, I would like to focus on what I am thankful for and getting back to feeling like myself. For example, feeling thankful for the 1 body I have been giving and making the time to do what it needs- eating the right food, exercising, and resting. It's so easy to get pulled in so many different directions and want to stay late at work or go out multiple times with friends but the end result always leaves me feeling exhausted, unprepared, and with lots of anxiety. This month I want to focus more on what is important and leave the rest behind. End rant. 

If you're still reading you are a saint and thank you for letting me get this off my chest. Anyone have any advice on making time for what's best for them? I know it will be an adjustment but I think it will make the world of difference in how I feel each day and my attitude. 

Here's to getting through this week!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann


Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

Hey Lady! I know exactly what you mean. The only advice I have to offer is get a bottle of wine and a note book. Write down everything you are committed to in life and then prioritize. The top 3 get the most attention, the last 3 get attention only when you deem you have time available. Sometimes you have to just have a coming to Jesus moment with yourself and that is mighty hard to do!! xoxo!!

Annie {Home of Malones} said...

Love this post and glad you are getting settled in NC. November is a perfect month to take care of yourself and focus on the things you are thankful for. I know exactly what you mean about trying to run in every direction to fit it all in and then you just feel zapped. Good luck on putting YOU first this month :)

Tess said...

I've been caught in that tornado very, very often - ad I Think you are on the right track to fixing it. Focusing on the good normally bring more goodness - and I can use that reminder too.

After the half marathon last weekend I took a week off of working out and I can already feel how that is NOT a good idea for me. I just act, feel, and look better when I get a workout in during my day.

After Chicago, it's back on track for me! Keep us posted on how it goes for you. xo

Pink and Fabulous said...

It's so hard to focus on yourself and this is such a great reminder. I hope you get to do this and can't wait to hear about your new part time job!

Ashley said...

I can completely relate to this. For me, when I know I have a crazy work week coming up, I'll make a batch of something healthy on Sunday and will eat the leftovers for lunch/dinner. That way, when I get home I have a healthy option that doesn't take long to prepare. I'm also a huge fan of a crockpot for healthy easy meals that are ready as soon as you get home!