Friday, January 18, 2013

What a difference support makes!

Wow. People are commenting like crazy lately and I have to say THANK YOU! It is really hard writing a blog when you feel like you are talking to no one. I really needed the sweet comments I got today. Thank you to those who are accepting my challenges too. It motivates me knowing people are depending on me. Today's challenge is really fun and great for a Friday. I can't tell you how much this is helping and maybe you already do it.

While reading Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project, I wanted to take on her first challenge of getting more energy and named my challenge Rejuvenate. I have 3 kids 5 and under so I'm not worried that my blood never gets pumping. It is nice to feel a little more fit though and I definitely like feeling like I have more energy.

So whenever I'm feeling like I'm slumping a little bit I've been turning on Pandora's 80's Cardio Channel. I always thought I hated everything 80's. I grew up in the 80's but I always remember hating the clothes, the hair, the music, everything. But this channel does something for me. I turn it on and the kids and I start dancing. The baby shuffles around on her feet and wiggles her little bummy and the other two try to break dance. We break up and do chores but whenever we meet we just kind of get our groove on. It is really nice. Right between my shoulders was actually sore yesterday from grooving a little bit too much maybe? Nah. It felt good to be sore from something so fun as dancing with the kids.

So your challenge today and forever--find some music that makes you move. Turn it on and dance like no ones watching or pretend like you're on a rock video or something if that helps. :) I find we're getting our chores done faster and they are sooo much more enjoyable. I don't feel exhausted after and I really do feel Rejuvenated.  When we are ready to settle down I turn on my favorite channel on Pandora--Film Scores. Anyone else weird like me and love film scores?

Happy Friday,
Dedra


8 comments:

  1. Dedra, this blog is impressive! My sister does PR so we're constantly on the lookout for other great blogs. Keep it up!

    Stay in the faith and don't forget--love is as strong as death! I struggle with a rain cloud over my head and this always spoke to me. Encouragement is found in strange places when depression is around.

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    1. Hey Laura. Thank you for the sweet compliment. It is fulfilling an inner need to express myself. I find I'm finding the best parts of my day to share and it is wonderful. Thank you again for commenting!

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  2. Music, music, music. Fun weekend. My 1st night of going to sleep early was great. Last night, however, was a bit of a disaster. I am away from home, visiting family, and 6 teenagers and a couple of toddlers stayed overnight -snow & ice weather- so wow was it hectic until very late. Parents recruited me for baby sitting, & I Loved it (good thing I'm not a perfectionist). I will be snoozing early tonight. (crossed fingers)

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    1. I hope you are doing well with going to bed early still. That sounds like a super big adventure you had! Hopefully you survived! :)

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  3. Wanted to let you know I just found your blog and I love it!

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    1. Yay! That is what I like to hear!

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  4. Hi Dedra! I just found your blog after purchasing from you on Etsy. I bookmarked it so I hope to visit often :)

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    1. I hope you visit often too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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