So I’ve got these systems.
Some are working. Some aren’t. I’m in that journal nearly every day. The 30-day pushup challenge? Well, it might have been 30 days since I’ve done it. I’m sticking to the systems, though, and have found a couple new ones that I know will help.
One is the productivity planner.
I have a lot going on. I can handle it. When I don’t deliver, though, people get ticked. And I don’t sleep so well. I’m having trouble getting the time to do it, though, and that’s problematic. After I post this. I’ll get to it
Another great place for systems is when a storm might hit and you’re low on snacks.
I made a new mom friend, Kim, on Saturday. Seems we had similar systems. Try Aldi first, go to Food Lion for what Aldi doesn’t have. And if Food Lion doesn’t have it? We’re not talking bread and milk here (which was wiped out.)
“They don’t have the kind of beer I like,” Kim said.
Amen to that. Hey, where’s my rum?
While I look … here’s what I’m thankful for.
10 things grateful
1. Chances. To keep getting better after I fail. Nothing’s gained without another try.
2. Confidence. Patience. Direction. Feeling.
3. Late-night searches for adding machines. And their potential, even if it isn’t realized. You find direction and purpose in the most unexpected places.
4. Sound sleep. Even if it looks ugly on the sleep app I downloaded. It’s getting better.
5. My will. No, not which kid gets my Star Wars figures. My will gets bent like a Twizzler but won’t break like a KitKat.
6. The promise of new soccer seasons. Wins and losses are footnotes. Although, for the love of Hope Solo, it’d be nice to get one of those Ws. Next week, I predict.
7. My family. They’re on and resilient and sweet. And sometimes give me food.
8. Friends who come back around. Never shut that door tight, unless they’ve stolen your onion rings. Even then.
9. My work environment. I’m not perfect. But it’s a good spot for me.
10. The gracious women my girls have become. If they only knew how much influence they have on me wanting to be my best me. Keep on keeping on.
What about you? Tell me what you’re giving props to.