Eight days into 2015 and I have to say that I am really loving it! I don’t know what it is but things are different. Maybe the fact that my house has been clean since December 19 (that’s right, 20 whole days!) helps. Well except for my bedroom, but nobody is perfect.
I also feel lighter on the inside. It’s like I flipped an internal switch when I decided to focus on being happy and positive and boy is it working! You can even ask my husband, he’s quite astonished. Setting my goals for 2015 was a good start and I am really looking forward to seeing what this year brings.
On that note, here are my #3ThingsThursday this week:
Earlier this week, just on a whim, I decided to turn of all the notifications on my phone except for IMessages and FB pm’s. I noticed that no matter what I was doing, part of my mind was on the phone. As soon as a notification popped up, I had to check it immediately, regardless of the fact if it was important or not. And really, that’s just not necessary.
I still go into my phone and regularly check my notifications as it is part of the work that I do, just not instantaneously. I know if it’s really important, I will get a call, text or FB message. It’s actually kind of calming to not have them popping up.
2. Shopping Challenge
I’ve written right on my blog, in the about me section, that I love a good bargain so it’s kind of perfect that I am teaming up with Coquitlam Centre for their Best-Dressed-For-Less Blogger Campaign. My challenge is to buy an outfit for each member of the family for under $150! I am pretty sure that with all the deals going on, I will totally rock it! The sale starts tomorrow and I can’t wait to start shopping. I will blog about how I did and the outfits I found. Wish me luck!
And to completely change the subject, puzzles have resurfaced as a popular activity in our house. Lately, many afternoon have been filled with covering the floors with puzzles and I have to admit, I’m enjoying it. It brings back memories of when I used to make puzzles with my family, the biggest one being a dining table-sized NKOTB puzzle. (For those that aren’t fans, NKOTB stands for New Kids on The Block.) Amazingly, there is still one of those vintage puzzles on sale on Amazon!
Those are my 3 Things Thursday. I’d love to hear about yours. All you have to do is write a blog post about three things you want to share from your week. Grab the badge from the top of my post. Make sure to link back to either myself, Salma at The Write Balance, Raj at Pink Chai Living or Nisha at Love Laugh Mirch. Then click on the linky below to add your post. It’s that simple. I can’t wait to read your post!
Happy Thursday 🙂