Being a stay at home and with the time flying while raising two girls, it easy to fall into mindless routines. To shake things up, I am recently trying to incorporate some habits into our everyday.
My aim is to enhance my children’s expression, and for me to have access to their thoughts often.
As for me, I try to incorporate new forms of entertainment into my days like podcasts and tv shows. I realized that there is a need for me to somehow wind down and distract myself.
And most importantly, inspiration. It is always nice to have something to boost our mood and elevate our motivation with simple things that can make a difference.
Favourite Things Notebook
Inspired by this podcast episode, we now keep a notebook where me and my eldest daughter, (and in the future, my youngest) and my husband if he sometimes feels like it, write down our current favorite things. It is a nice way to document the things that make us happy, and it will be fun to look back on the lists in the years to come.
Plus, it’s a great way to know about my family more.
I have read the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and it is actually one of the books that change the way I regard happiness. Now, as late as it is, I have discovered she actually has a podcast called Happier Podcast.
I will definitely listen to it regularly.
I am beginning to love Netflix and not only because my kids have lots of shows to watch now but because I get to watch this heartwarming series every morning after yoga.
This show has been my sort of ” me time” while the kids are still asleep.
I love stories whether it is listening or reading. I am equally glad that my daughters are the same. This podcast is dreamy and I love that it sparks the kids’ imagination.
I love the voice narrating the story. It calms me and as I can see, it calms my kids too. We listen to an episode every other morning, depends on how early or late the girls wake up.
While I am not a coffee drinker, my husband and I try to go out on short coffee dates on Sundays. If it is just the two of us, meaning, it is too cold to take the kids with us to Church, we stop at a Tim Horton’s on the way home. He has coffee, I have tea.
How about you? Have you done something new to shake up routines? I’d like to know. Share in the comments or shoot me a message.
Happy Weekend! (almost)