gratitude

Thankful Tuesday

I’ve been back at work for about three weeks, and I am definitely off my blogging schedule.

It’s amazing how easy it is to slip back into old habits! Especially when you’re dealing with the return to full-time work and a hectic house hunting schedule. (YES – WE’RE BUYING A HOUSE. I’m sure I’ll write about it in detail at some point, but it’s way too stressful to get into at this moment.) The old habits currently challenging me are bedtime candy and excessive caffeine.

The good news is – I see it. I can see myself slipping, and I am able to hit my pause button and reset. Also, eventually we’ll buy a house, which will allow me to go for a run after work instead of driving around looking at houses and then eating dinner in the car on the way home.

A few weeks ago, I was way ahead of my blogging schedule. That meant my posting stayed consistent until today, when I ran out of scheduled posts and realized I needed to post something immediately. I decided to take this as an opportunity to practice gratitude. So this post is a mid-month check-in regarding what I’m grateful for lately.

  1. The new Netflix special from Brene Brown. It is wonderful. She is wonderful. Watch it if you haven’t already!
  2. A great recovery book I’ve been reading (almost) every morning. It’s called Drop The Rock: The Ripple Effect and I am finding it so inspiring and valuable; it’s really helping to keep me centered.
  3. My amazing new office space at work. It’s beautiful and I love it.
  4. My daily gratitude ritual. Every day, I send a text to my sponsor with three things I’m grateful for. I don’t do it at the same time every day, and I sometimes forget. The neat thing is – I often remember to do it at times when I notice that I’m getting stressed and cranky, and then writing the post helps me to remember how great my life is.

Cheers to a thankful Tuesday and a (hopefully!) regular post this coming Saturday!

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