Little things matter. I bought these glass water bottles and keep them in our fridge. Some with lemon and oranges. Some with plain water. Drinking out of them feels indulgent and special. I’m learning that taking time to do little things - ones that might seem silly to someone else - feels like self care.
Earlier is better. Waking up early and going to bed early aligns with my body clock. I’ve always been an early-to-bed kind of girl, but lately we’ve been getting up at 5:30 and it feels so right.
Less is more, less is more, less is more. I knew this about myself, but feel like I’m learning it again as I watch Mac play. If I give him a basket of toys, he’s not interested in them. If I give him one or two toys, he plays happily. Just like when my closet is too full. We really don’t want to have to make a lot of decisions.
I need my weekends to feel different than my weekdays. I operate best when the weeks feel more rigorous - with working during Mac’s naps, an earlier wake time, etc. It allows me to more fully enjoy the weekends. Watching my mom in retirement shows me where I get it. She keeps a schedule every week even though she doesn’t technically have to. I am sure I will do the same!