Prior to becoming an elementary school teacher, I was working in the field of retail. More than 30 hours a week I was surrounded by garments, jewelry, accessories, and my all time favorite SALES! Yes, they got me. I would always tell people, “I like my money where I can see it. In. My. Closet.”
I would buy items that would be trendy at the time and style it and make it my own. I mean, no one would really ask you for your help if you look like you needed it yourself. I remember my last count of jeans was 52. Yes, you heard me right!
Every season, I declutter my closet. Out with the old, in with the new. But ever since I began this minimalist journey, I’ve realized that it takes more than decluttering. There is a level of “letting -go.”
In today’s series of Confessions of a Shopaholic “The Golden 3: Purposeful Shopping,” I would like to share three questions that may guide you to shopping smarter.
- Is the item something you can see yourself having long-term?
- What is the quality?
- Do you really love it, or can you do without?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy shopping and like to buy items that I believe would be a perfect addition to my closet or home. But, it has to be just that. The Perfect Addition!
Have a tip to share about being mindful while shopping? Share below. Don’t forget to comment and like!
3 Ways to Pull Yourself Up this Week
This post serves as a pleasant reminder to myself: to do things for myself that I should do, before I need to do them. My mood hasn’t been the best lately. We all have our struggles, whether they be little or big. But, I’m not going to let the mood stick. Today, and everyday, I must choose JOY! My mother always says, “Go there, but don’t stay there.” It’s about time I take her advice and climb out of the rut I’ve been feeling. So today I’m sharing my The Golden 3: 3 Ways to Pull Yourself Up and maybe they’ll come to help you too.
A Delicious Dinner
Nothing compares to a good meal at the end of a rough day. Typically, I like to try a new restaurant. This week, I plan to try cooking a new recipe.
Private Dance Party
It may sound a little crazy. But it’s really not. Follow these 5 simple steps to DANCE IT OUT!
- Head to the living room.
- Turn it up on your favorite jams.
- Grab your microphone (or spatula).
- Let the music hit your soul.
- DANCE IT OUT!!
Finding a moment of peace is one of my best ways to pull myself out of a rut. During this time I like to reflect by writing in my journal, completing a Bible plan, reading a book, or simply laying in silence to the sound of a meditation series.
Overall, today is already looking up for me. And if you’ve found yourself to stumble across this post because you needed some ideas to help you get out of your rut, hopefully you’d give these a try.
What do you do to shift your mood? Share by commenting below.
3 Motivational Reminders from 5th Grade
Although May is my favorite Month of the year, it is also state testing month for us teachers and students out there. After 5th Grade Boot Camp, a time when we crash course the kiddos with everything they learned from the year, they were definitely feeling the overload. I didn’t want them to feel discouraged, so I decided to think of something else I could equip them with. Something better.
I wanted to motivate my students to not only do their best, but to believe in their best. Even adults have tests, though they do come in a different form. We ourselves can sometimes become overwhelmed. So I send you off with this Monday’s Golden 3, three quotes to provide motivation for whatever mountain you have to climb this week. Sometimes simple reminders can go a long way.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra.”
“You are capable of more than you know.”
Do Your Best.
Forget the Rest.”
Join me every
Monday (Now moved to Wednesdays!) for my new series, The Golden 3. The Golden 3 will share 3 things that either inspire, educate, or uplift. A little Monday Mid-Week Motivation can go a long way!