The Heart Of The Matter

~a blog for busy moms

Let's Mash

 

You know how every once in a while someone comes into your life and adds something of value that can be so helpful and possibly even life changing?

Well, that happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a business conference in San Diego when I met up with a friend whom at the time I would call just an acquaintance. We were sharing thoughts and ideas about each other's businesses when she shared with me her strategy for getting sh!t done.

A morning routine.

Without taking the time to go into detail, let's just say I planned out a morning routine for myself which now includes time for building my business. Most importantly though, this routine is non-negotiable! Nada. Nope. It is going to happen every single day.

All this is to say I have become accountable to myself in a way I just haven't been for a long time. I'm honoring my commitments to myself.

Small (or big) win right here!

You may be asking, "so what's this have to do with me?"

Remember I've talked a lot about that fun little...

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Just Start

I realize everything is starting to really ramp up now. The holidays are on our doorstep and you have many important things to do.

But I'm here to help you start preserving those memories. I'm keeping it super simple for now so that you aren't adding to the overwhelm.

If you can go download 1 Second Everyday onto your phone that's great. But honestly, you don't even have to do that! Just start recording a quick little video clip of something you're doing or seeing each day. I suggest about 3-7 seconds long so you have a little bit to work with once you import it into the app. As long as you're getting those clips, they can be added to the app at any time.

Pro tip: if you want your finished movie to look especially awesome, take your videos with your phone held horizontally.

I like to take a few short minutes in the evening to update my 1 Second Everyday. But just between you and me...I have been known to neglect the app for months! Gah! But guess what? When...

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The Heart of the Holidays

 

Oh boy! Can you feel it? There's this constant little tension in the air.

If you're like me and don't really shift gears into the holiday season until after Thanksgiving is over, well I'm sure you're feeling it too.

This feeling that sits right on the edge of:

Okay, okay. I've got this. I need to start planning, making lists, buying gifts, decorating and etc...I'VE GOT THIS. 

Or

Oh shit. Christmas is right around the corner. I'm not ready. I'm already feeling overwhelmed. I don't know how I'm going to do it all. Help! Stop!

First off let's take a deep breath. We've done this many times now and we can do it again. Step by step. One foot in front of the other.

One thing to keep in mind: Mama, you ARE the heart of the holidays.

No matter how put together you can make it or how messy it becomes, it is going to happen. Our kiddos will only remember how it felt.

So if it requires some stepping back and simplifying in order to reduce the overwhelm, do that.

I want to suggest...

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