Building a Routine

If you’re feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed right now, we get it. There’s a myriad of things happening right now that are hindering us from feeling our 100%. We believe there are a few things you can do to help you look and feel your best. Which ones are you already doing?

starttoday.com/blogs/lifestyle/habits-to-build-into-your-routine-to-look-feel-your-best

Thank you Start Today for sharing simple, practical steps to try!

For more check them out @ starttoday.com

Strawberry Summer Salad

Simple summer salad with of course my favorite; strawberries 😋 so simple, lite and healthy! You can personalize to your liking, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  1. strawberries
  2. spinach ( I like baby spinach)
  3. salted peanuts
  4. sunflower seeds
  5. dried cranberries
  6. raisins
  7. poppyseed dressing

There is not really a “how to” you kind of throw it all in and enjoy! You can add as little or as much as you want of each ingredient.

Hope you are all having a great start to summer ☀️

Blessings, Christy Jo 😎

Strawberry Summer Salad

Simple summer salad with of course my favorite; strawberries 😋 so simple, lite and healthy! You can personalize to your liking, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  1. strawberries
  2. spinach ( I like baby spinach)
  3. salted peanuts (I no longer do peanuts because of an allergy)
  4. sunflower seeds
  5. dried cranberries
  6. raisins
  7. poppyseed dressing

There is not really a “how to” you kind of throw it all in and enjoy! You can add as little or as much as you want of each ingredient.

Hope you are all having a great start to summer ☀️

Blessings, Christy Jo 😎

Sun Protection

Sun Protection

Sun Protection
— Read on thisworkingblessedmom.com/2019/04/16/sun-protection-2/

Summer Strawberry Pie

Summer Strawberry Pie

Summer Strawberry Pie
— Read on thisworkingblessedmom.com/2019/06/26/summer-strawberry-pie/

Your Life Rocks podcast- 10 tips

10 tips for working at home with kids

some great tips that I had not heard yet… and trust me I’ve been checking out everything, because I am riding the struggle bus with this topic :/ between helping kids with homework, everyone home and this mama still working its chaos!

One thought that has been keeping me afloat is that EVERYONE’s situation is different right now! So we shouldn’t compare our situation with the next WAH mom.

Please take a minute to listen to this podcast, its a short one but has some helpful hints that can be easy to incorporate.

My favorite I am going to try – Pomodoro timer – http://pomodorotimer.com/#

Podcast – 7. Covid 19 Bonus: 10 tips to Help You Work At Home

And above all else, I love the idea of “bringing God into your career” !

Hope this helps you out in some way! And if so please share 🙂

Blessings, Christy Jo

Keep Your Sanity

5 Small Sanity Savers – check out the whole article here.

“As we’re entering into another week of sheltering in place, we know that many of you are feeling all sorts of mixed emotions right now ” Start Today Blog

Pray about it! No matter what “it” is – bring it to God!
Start journaling! Either in something cute like this from the Start Today Brand or a 15 cent notebook you bought for school supplies.
It’s all about the perspective! We all have stress, however some stress is okay and can bring us to where we need to be, stress is not always bad.

I love to share articles, podcasts, etc whatever I find, to share with you, in hopes it’ll bring out the best in you! And “help” you in some way to discover new information that you may be have not heard before…I just like to share 🙂

Blessings to you all, Christy Jo

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Through this Pandemic I have struggled with the News – I love to watch the morning news, but feel overwhelmed from the whole focus on Covid19 (and some personal opinions I don’t care for from the anchors) I want the FACTS! Not what everyone on the news channel thinks about what is happening, I don;t really care about their opinion, I want the NEWS. And we all know that news channels strive for the most viewers and will talk about what the audience wants to hear, let me clarify the Majority of the audience. If you are not part of that Majority then, you;ll hear a whole bunch of crap you don’t want to hear or agree with!

so I stopped watching the news in the morning, I had to stop! not only because every segment they reported on was very much falsified but also because it was so doom and gloom. Yes, I know we are in a Pandemic and this is awful, it truly is. However, there are some good things happening, there are! For instance; what about the people that have recovered from Covid19 or all the people helping and donating $, food, etc. and our country coming together to help others (yes this is happening in some parts of the country) 🙂 There is good out there, lets share that too!

Anyways, back to the Facts! I want the facts remember?! For the facts I went to the CDC website, these are up to date facts about symptoms, testing, traveling, how to stay healthy and keep others healthy, etc. – so much reliable information. These are the facts! They have a dedicated page to Covid19/Coronavirus Disease 2019 with a TON of helpful information!

Please take a minute to check it out! you can also sign up for an email for regular updates.

One area I found really helpful is that they have this whole section about our daily life and a specific link on “Stress and Coping”.

I hope you found this helpful – in a world of news overload it feels good to go to the facts and get the info I want.

Take care and stay healthy! Blessings, Christy Jo

Experts in Children’s Mental Health Are Collecting The True Feelings of Families During the Pandemic | Parents

How are you feeling? This tool is here to listen, learn—and to provide support.
— Read on www.parents.com/news/track-your-covid-19-mental-health-with-this-creative-word-cloud-tool/

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Journaling for the Whole Family

“Kids have a lot of big emotions and sometimes struggle with how to express them. Of course, as parents it’s our job to listen and be supportive, but sometimes kids need another way to blow off that emotional steam

Parenting Magazine

Check out: Guided Journals for Kids

Journaling has so many benefits:

  • Anxiety reducer
  • Provides Clarity
  • Provides Focus
  • Peace of mind
  • Easier way to communicate
  • Renewed mental energy
  • inspiration

I found some amazing products @ ErinCondren website, so many cool products to encourage our kids and ourselves to journal more! They have fun pens, markers, post-it notes, stickers, book marks, etc. You have to check it out, they have something for everyone!

I also love the Christian Planner team – check out what they have and how they started, their story is pretty cool:

The Christian Planner: HOW WE STARTED

Victor Delacruz is the creator of The Christian Planner. After 4 years of military service, Victor moved to Manhattan to attend graduate school at NYU, and also, to chase his dreams as a jazz musician. The pressures of the Big Apple quickly got to him and depression soon followed. The anxiety caused by the pressure to be successful was suffocating. He was lost. Victor created the Christian Planner as a way to schedule time with God in his own routine. He quickly realized that including Christ in his daily goal-setting, planning and journaling routine made him more productive, more focused and less prone to stress and anxiety. He decided to start Christian Planner to help other Christians put Christ at the center of their daily routines and experience the same benefits he did.

Try and set some time aside to journal for a few minutes and share the experience with those around you! Blessings, Christy Jo

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