My Procrastination Challenge

As a subscriber to Zen Habits, I was challenged to kick procrastination's butt this month. 

Here's the deal:

  • Commit publicly (on social media, to your friends, family and coworkers, however you want) to doing this every day for the rest of this month. (check.)
  • Each day, spend just 5 minutes doing an Unprocrastination Session (see next step).
  • Pick an important task to focus on, clear away all distractions, set a timer for 5 minutes, and do nothing but that task. (I use e.ggtimer)
  • You cannot switch tasks during this session. You cannot check on something real quick. You cannot get up to clean something. You can only sit there, with that one task, and either focus on the task or sit there and do nothing.
  • When you get the urge to switch tasks, don’t switch. Just stay with the urge. Watch it, let it surge, then let it fade. Return to your task.
  • When the timer goes off, success! You can keep going if you want, or take a break and go again, but neither is necessary. Just 5 minutes a day is all that’s required for success.
  • Yes, even do your 5-minute sessions on the weekend. Pick a personal project to focus on during those days if you like.
  • Back to School

    So as many working moms of under 5's can agree, "Back to School" is more of a state of mind than anything - considering Grace goes to school year round. 

    It's a fresh start, and a much needed one after the crazy grind of our New England summers. This year, Grace is starting Kindergarten Prep. A program for kids who are too young to go to Kindergarten by regular standards but are ready to learn, not nap, and have their very own pencil boxes.

    Opening her Night Before School letter from the Back to School Fairy - complete with glitter to put under her pillow. (From her teacher - not me!)

    And the neighborhood is quiet and calm...

    One last headlock to tide her over for the day.

    Ready to learn! 

    Watch the video to find out what Grace is excited to learn!

    Live from Vacationland

    We're on Day 3 of our York Beach Family vacation. 

    We've already had lots of beach time, family dinners, and Matt and I even squeezed in a date night complete with tropical drinks at Stones Throw and lobster from Fox's Lobster House.

    The Best Time

    Last night my middle school neighbors invited the girls and I to the beach for some evening fun under the full moon. Against my better Working Mom judgement (Matt's on business this week, there were dinners to eat, baths to take, and bedtimes to make) - I said YES and we packed a bag and set off for the beach, arriving at 7pm. You know what? We had the BEST time.

    Back to School: But Not.

    Let your little one channel summer while back at school with this handy pineapple sweater.


    It's only $20 today at J.Crew (use code LOTSTOSHOP for 40%off)

    Good Vibes Only

    I am really feeling this iPhone wallpaper right now.