My pursuit to go more organic lately has served me up a lot of failures in the past couple weeks. I ordered too much stuff the weeks before Thanksgiving. I didn't make a meal plan for this past week. I have let produce go bad. It makes me absolutely sick when I let stuff go bad. It almost physically hurts me. And I beat myself up mentally. I consider food a very precious commodity. When I become accidentally wasteful, it hurts me and my family. I know I have to forgive myself, but it's hard. Some of you might be like, "That's a stupid thing to get so worked up about! Let it go." and others are like, "I know EXACTLY what you mean!"
So, I need to make some changes that allow for crazy schedules and busyness during the holidays. It might just be that in the future I'll have to stop buying from our organic distributors for a while. Or maybe I'll have to create a meal plan that can be set in stone and ONLY buy what I need for that. The unfortunate thing is that a lot of the organic stuff goes bad so quickly. It needs to be used within the first couple days I get it and I can only get orders once a week. So, then I would have to plan to use the organic stuff in the first half of that time period and use non-organic in the second half of the time period. Whatever it is that I need to do, I need to figure it out. I need to make a better plan and see if I can stick to it.
Also. . . . . on the yoga workout challenge I've given myself. . . . .fail! I have fallen so behind. And it's only the 4th! Hey! I guess I'm not as behind as I thought I was. At this point, I figure I'll just add the days I miss to the beginning of January. Maybe I need to make myself a pretty little calendar reminder that I can hang in front of my face. One year, back before kids, I hung bathing suits all over my room to motivate myself! I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna do that, but a calendar would be nice.
I also feel like I could really use some tips on work/life balance. Or, I guess work/family balance would be more like it. I just have a hard time believing that it's possible! Some of you make it look so easy. How DO you do it?!? I guess that's another thing I'm going to have to work on.
I guess all of these things would make great New Year's Resolutions or goals to work on.
It's also the time of year for me to figure out my "Word of the Year."
This year it was "ReImagine" I needed to be able to ReImagine what our life would be like once my hubby got a new job and we had to make financial adjustments. I have to say, I feel like I still need to work on this one. But, I don't believe in using the same word twice!
In 2014, my word was "Perseverance"
In 2013, it was "Courage"
Every year before, I think I did a pretty good job embodying the word I chose. So, 2016's new "Word of the Year" is going to have to be a good one so that I have something to strive for!
It's getting close to the end of the year!!! What are your goals for next year? Do you know yet?
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