The school year is upon us! Where did our fun-filled summer go?! Being teachers gives Allison and I the luxury of filling our time in the summer with travel and adventures and sleeping late (well, her, not so much) and very little STRUCTURE. With little ones structure is important so they don’t go completely haywire, and now that I have them for a week I have to do the same. We have settled into somewhat of a routine, and Brodie and Kendall know that right now Gigi is in charge of them and what I say goes. Ha ha! Who am I kidding? I try to make sure that they have a good time when they are with me.
The thing about discipline is it takes WORK and EFFORT. Too many people want the rewards without the work. Merriam-Webster describes discipline as
But it just can’t be about THEM. Sometimes it has to be about YOU! Say what?! You have to have a few plans so you know that you actually get things DONE. It’s hard in the summer, with all of the free time, to discipline yourself. You might have noticed that our blog does get done on Tuesdays and Fridays, but not as soon as I would like! So maybe saying goodbye to summer isn’t necessarily a bad thing when you need to accomplish your goals.
We wrote a few weeks ago about using our planners and how I am now on board with using mine for school and home. Here are a few things I am working on:
- Getting back in shape. I need it for ME! Working out is not necessarily fun, but the rewards are many. Wait, here’s another: Hahaha!
2. Blogging. I was going to make this post about being tech savvy (I’ll save it for later!) but mostly I just need to be disciplined to get this done in a timely manner. I’m not sure where it’s going to lead, but as any good writer knows,
3. I am the Executrix of my mom’s estate, and daily the thought is overwhelming! So. Much. To. Do. Now that a lot of the paperwork has been filed it’s my turn to get to work sorting out the details. Getting organized is key! Oh, and discipline.
4. Teaching. I really enjoy teaching at the college and working with the different age groups. But you can’t do your best work without lesson plans! And that thing, discipline.
I think I’ll stop while I’m ahead–or behind! Like I said, we all need discipline.
Essential Oil: Lemon Myrtle. I think this one has slipped by a lot of people’s radar! From the leaves of the lemon myrtle tree in Australia, this gem is refreshing, clears the mind, and improves concentration. Use it to help you get back on track!
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