It’s the last day of March and I am just now getting around to a blog post. I think this might be the closest I’ve ever come to my self-imposed deadline of getting one blog post up a month. March was a busy month for me in general. I celebrated a birthday, went to a Justin Timberlake concert, and finalized the plans for finishing our basement. If you follow my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pinkthoughtsespressoshots/) I gave a small tour of our unfinished basement on my stories and shared our design inspiration. I am going to continue to keep everyone updated on our progress and also ask for your input along the way. I would love to have you follow along!! I will also be getting an office space down there and I am so thrilled. I may not be a professional blogger but I love this pastime and want to nurture it as much as I can. **Remember MAMA there has to be some time for you in there.. I see you.. I know it’s hard. **
Hence this post being on the last possible day.
On that note, I thought I would share some things that I have done lately to fill up my cup(I am such a social worker I can’t help it). When the world get’s crazy and I lose my patience’s with my little I know it’s time to back up and re-center myself. So I wanted to share some things that have helped me lately.
If you live in the Des Moines Metro Area you should check out Big Acai Bowls (https://bigacaibowl.com/). I recently went there with a friend and spent some time chatting with her, eating these delicious bowls, and just taking a break. It was so awesome. They have two locations and the Valley Junction shop has a really great space for kiddos!! Spending some time with a close friend and checking out a new local place together is something that will be sure to raise your spirits.
If you have never heard/read/watched anything from Rachel Hollis you stop what you were doing right now and you Google that shiz. Haha.. I’m not kidding. She is AMAZING, her work is AMAZING, and her message is AMAZING. She wrote “Girl Wash Your Face” last year and this is basically like the next edition. Don’t underestimate the power of some quiet time and a good book.
I have made it my mission lately to try to make it to the gym at least 3 times a week. I have been surprisingly successful. It may be a quick couple miles but it helps to clear my mind. It also makes me feel less guilty for eating Cheetos. #realtalk My husband bought those pink shoes for my birthday and let me tell you they were helpful with my gym motivation. I also truly needed some new running shoes. I’m not saying you should pick up running but maybe a walk, or a swim, or a workout video. It feels good to get those endorphins going.
So in summary, hang out with a friend, discover a new local spot, read a good book, or work up a sweat. All of these things have helped me and I truly hope they could help you too. Take some time for you!!! You are important and you deserve it. And it might help you be better for the people around you too.
Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots xoxo
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