Fine Print: I was given a prize pack and ZonePerfect is giving another to a reader. All opinions and statements below are my own.
Earlier this year I told you that I was going to take a challenge and commit to doing a few things differently this year. Six months into my challenge, I thought I’d revisit a few things and catch you up on where I stand:
- Learn to meditate – Okay, so this hasn’t happened, but I have kind of reframed it. Both my son and I have a tendency to experience anxiety and let it get ahead of us. We were both going to try to meditate, which we did, but it hasn’t felt like the correct route for either of us (at this point). Instead, we have started reading a book together at bedtime. To be clear, this isn’t a bedtime story, which I read to him for years, but a book that neither of us has read and can experience together. At the moment, we’re reading the second book in the Wizard Of Oz series (which you can get for free here). We discuss it with each other, take turns reading and just enjoy each other’s company while shutting out the rest of the world. It’s a 15 minute bubble, but I’ll take it!
- Eat three (healthier) meals per day with two snacks – This hasn’t gone perfectly either, but I am trying! My new favorite dish is Portabella Mushroom Parmesan (instead of chicken) and I have a few ZonePerfect bars as snacks throughout the week to keep those cravings away. (My favorite is the Toasted Coconut! Yum!)
- Spend more time with my family as a family – Here I feel like I’m succeeding. Both my husband and I are trying very hard to prioritize our family over everything else. We both have jobs, there is school, there is life and there is crazy, but in those moments where we can have a family game night, we do. I will schedule them if I have to and sometimes we play during dinner on a weeknight, but it’s a huge priority for us. Even better, I feel like my children feel a difference and their happiness is my happiness.
It has not always been easy to keep these promises to myself, but I really am trying! We all need ways to recharge and refresh and get back into the game. I hope that whatever promises you’ve hoped to carry out for yourself this year have been fruitful!
To get everyone back in the game and recharged for the rest of the year, I am giving one lucky winner a ZonePerfect Well Being Essentials Kit consisting of a Tumbler, Pedometer, Lip Balm, Hair Ties, Hand Sanitizer, a box of ZonePerfect Bars and coupons!
To enter this giveaway, complete any or all of the options listed below. Giveaway ends 9/17. Good luck!
*Note – if you are reading this by email, RSS or any other platform that doesn’t show you a widget above, click through to the post and you will see it.