Well, I'm a little late on the March review post. Time has been flying and I've been completely slacking on the blog posts. While it would be nice to stick to a consistent posting schedule, I’m determined to have this blog remain a fun hobby, so I’m not going to stress out about it! From past blogging experience I know I lose interest when it starts to feel like a job.
I'm always looking for new ways to simplify my life and streamline my everyday routines. As I mentioned in my post about morning and evening routines, I usually take breakfast to work on weekdays - especially since starting my time restricted eating experiment. This make-ahead egg casserole has been my go-to breakfast off and on for a few years now! I typically throw this together on Sunday and start off the week feeling really proud of myself for being so organized...
One of my challenges for March is to try to be more mindful of my eating. Like any mindfulness practice, this is simple but not easy! While the idea of enjoying a meal without any distractions sounds straightforward, it is hard to avoid mindlessly reaching for your phone, snacking in front of the tv or just getting caught up in random thoughts.
Hello March! I guess that means it's time for my monthly review, even though it honestly feels like I was just writing my January review...time for an update on my goals and favourite things from February.
So I’ve decided to do a monthly focus for March on mindfulness - and I’m pretty excited about it...maybe partly because 'Mindful March' just sounds so catchy! I’ve been interested in meditation and mindfulness practices as a way to reduce stress and anxiety for a few years. Meditation has proven to be a very helpful tool for calming my worry-prone brain! During March I’m going to look at ways to incorporate more mindfulness into my everyday life.
I'm a big fan of routine, especially when it comes to creating new habits. I decided to take a look at optimizing my morning and evening routines, which quickly turned into a more thorough evaluation of how I’m spending my time. I’m not sure if anyone will really find anything valuable in these mundane details of my life, but for some reason I kinda love reading about other people's routines, so here goes...!
There’s nothing like an all inclusive vacation to really relax, recharge, let go of stress and take a true break from everyday life. I spent a delightful nine days at the Riu Palace Pacifico all inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico doing exactly that.