Easy Ways to Create a Routine and Stay Motivated

Let’s start from the very beginning. Maximizing your time and focus during the morning is the key to staying on track for a successful day. Your morning routine might be rolling out of bed and traveling to your place of work, getting your kids ready for school, or each and everything in between. Everyone is on different schedules and this post is to motivate you to stay on top of yours and to feel empowered and determined for the next day to come.

Morning:

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Start your day off slow and with intention

Do you wake up feeling stressed or the weight of the world on your shoulders? First things first, take a deep breath and relax. There is a time and place for everything to be completed. Often, people find themselves feeling refreshed after waking up before their alarm and taking some time for themselves.

This could be done by:

  • enjoying your coffee while watching the daily news
  • meditating
  • a quick walk around the neighborhood
  • reading a book

Take this time in the morning to value yourself as a person and know your worth, the rest will follow. Not only will this help wake up and relax your mind and body, it will also leave you feeling accomplished and ready to control your day.

Afternoon:

Now, the part that might seem the hardest, tackling your afternoon. Don’t let your morning time go to waste, use your extra energy and mind power to navigate you through the rest of the afternoon. You can do it. Feeling empowered from the morning will help your drive and focus during the day last. If you feel like your letting your mind get the best of you, try:

  • Listening to your favorite songs or podcasts
  • Eating some brainfood (healthy snack)

Take a breather and relax, you are strong and can do this! Don’t let stress overcome you.

Evening:

Finally, you have made it through the early hours of the morning and difficult hours in the afternoon to go home and relax. Take your time at night to:

  • evaluate your day and all you got accomplished
  • spend time with your loved ones
  • reward yourself for completing the day

It may sound simple but trust me – these simple changes in your routine and mindset will give you the drive you need to make it through the day, week, month, and the rest of your life. Enjoy the simple things. Be in control of what is yours and enjoy every minute of it.

Help Your Kids Get Motivated!

Your Mobile Home Summer Social Calendar

Ready. set. summer. The weather gets warmer and the days get longer, so make sure to look at the ultimate summer social calendar to give you and your family a fun filled season. Summer time is the sweetest time. More time with your kids, more things to do, and more things to see.  With this calendar guide, you won’t miss a beat. Were here to help you kick start summer the right way and continue to have a good time!

Father’s Day Weekend: Most dads love spending time outside and time with family. Dedicate this weekend to doing something dad really wants to do! Whether its going on a hike, hitting the water, or a weekend trip, make sure to dedicate the weekend to him and all he does for your family! It won’t go unnoticed.

Forth of July: The Fourth of July is the biggest social event of summer. Who does love celebrating freedom and our country? Plan your fourth of July accordingly, because it will be the best! The perfect 4th of July party is spent full of games and activities, followed by a cookout and firework show. This year have the neighborhood party at your place! All the kids, parents, and neighbors can come over and enjoy the holiday together.

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Make small, healthy snack cups for kids to grab!

Back to School Party: Once summer starts to dwindle down and school is right around the corner, throw your kids a party to celebrate an awesome summer and school year to come. While this celebration is bittersweet, it’s always best to end summer on a BANG! Create a day full of slip and slide, water games, ice cream and sweet treats!

Ice Cream Social: After the first day of school, throw an ice cream social to let to neighborhood kids socialize all together one last time! Celebrating the first day of the new school year is perfect. Kids can mingle with there new and old classmates, all awhile creating the ultimate Sundae. Feeling competitive? Have a ice cream Sunday competition and base the ranting on looks, flavor, and creativity! Give out a fun prize at the end.

Get Your Deck Ready For Summer!

5 Quick Tips to Transform Your Outlook on Spending Money

If your anything like me, it can feel like your life revolves around spending and saving money. From hundreds of quick saving hacks, to do this not that, and so many other tips that seem to overwhelm me more than help me. In the past year, I have learned to cut back spending on one of the things society idolizes the most – food.

I have found that by cutting back my spending on food and other habits, I am able to enjoy life and live more. Below are five tips that have changed my mind set.

1. Stop Eating Out

I have realized the amount of money I spend on food for personal and social reasons is absurd. Eating at a restaurant should be saved for special occasions to enjoy, not for you to spend $12 on a salad after work with friends. Even picking up your daily coffee before work will put a bigger dent in your wallet than you think. If you change your mentality about restaurants, your mindset will shift, and your wallet will be fuller!

2. Meal Preparation

Have you been gearing about “Meal Prep”? If not, read up! Meal prepping is going to be a big trend in 2019. It has more advantages than disadvantages over all. Not only does it help your wallet, it also can be an easy, affordable way to keep you and your family healthy! For recipes check out Pinterest!

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Cooking saves money and is an easy way to add health and color to your diet.

3. Purchase Your Gasoline Where You Grocery Shop 

Staying loyal to a grocery store has its perks. Check to see if stores in your area loyalty discounts. By saying true, you are able to receive major discounts on gas and your groceries. Who doesn’t love a win- win situation?

4. Stick to your list

Making a grocery list is only useful if you stick to it! When you purchase items not on the list, you are spending more than allotted. Additionally, when you follow step 2, grocery shopping is made easy with simple, affordable meals. Don’t buy it if it’s not on the list!

5. Shop Alone

I have found shopping alone helps me stick to my list. When you invite others to join your trip, they can encourage you or convince you to buy something you didn’t intend to.

Hopefully, you find these five tips easy to follow and applicable to your lifestyle. By saving money on simple things like food, you are able to save up and splurge on something special.

Try Cultivating These Good Spending Habits!