Hi everyone! I hope you had a great mini work week. I think it was nice to ease back into work after my 11 days off, Now to tackle a full 5 day work week next week…
This weekend we have very little plans, a hockey game tonight, a Costco trip, some organizing around the house, Chad needs a haircut, so it will be fairly low-key.
I am trying really hard to get back top regular, non-holiday eating habits but it is tough. My main way I do this is by my meal planning. Though it is not as strict as it used to be, for the most part I know my breakfast, lunch and supper each day. Helps to keep a balance, and makes me more likely not to turn to less healthy options.
Saying that here is the meal plan for the upcoming week:
Saturday – Kung Pao Chicken and Quinoa – Quinoa Revolution cookbook – Yes this was from last week but never got made, attempt #2
Sunday – Sweet Potato, Black Bean an Red Pepper Burritos
Monday – Autumn Salmon Salad – Iowa Girl Eats
Tuesday – Grilled cheese with tomato and avocado and roasted red pepper soup
Wednesday – Perogies and Triple Berry Kale Salad – salad How Sweet It Is
Thursday – Souptacular Soup
Friday – Pizza and salad
Last night we finally got to watch the documentary happy, it was excellent. A couple things I learned from it:
1- Our happiness is 50% determined by our genetics… I had NO idea. Did you?! The other 50% is made up of 10% circumstances (social status, income, looks etc) and 40% our daily intentions – things we do daily.
2- A lot of your happiness is determined by how quickly you bounce back from adversity. Knowing you can be as happy if not happier after facing adversity. In fact, many people have shown to find a new appreciation for life after facing adversity and come out happier in the end. It just takes awhile to see it.
I learned much more but watch it for yourself, I won’t ruin it all 🙂 This morning my friend emailed me this article titled “9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier”, after reading it I had to share it with everyone and thought that just maybe we should each try and do one of these things daily this year. To make not only ourselves happier, but others as well. A win-win situation 🙂
Enjoy your Friday!