Get your Sexy Back

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let’s get real… really quick. Having a baby changes your marriage.  And duh, of course it would.   You go from hot date nights to sleepless nights.

It’s common for couples to become emerged in some sort of routine around the house with newly added chores and responsibilities.  “Hubby & Wife”  turn into “Dada & Mama” and in a flash that old sex appeal you thought you had is gone baby gone.

It happens.

The problem? We get so caught up in Dada/Mama mode that we forget to take time for the Hubby/Wife roles.  And it’s crucial that we take that time.

Bring your sexy back!  

Here is a cute & fun idea I found browsing to encourage spontaneous adventure in your relationship.

Date Night Jar (I had a left over mason jar from my previous post Memory Jars):

Materials: 

  • Mason Jar
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Marker

Step 1: gather materials.

Step 2: Write cute date night ideas on popsicle sticks.

Step 3: Place into mason jar

Step 4: tie a ribbon around top of jar.

IMG_5821Some examples of date nights:

  • (think of favorite places maybe where you first met?)
  • Mini golf/golf
  • horse back riding
  • the opera
  • zip lining
  • making homemade chocolate covered strawberries
  • movie night
  • massage
  • photo booth
  • cooking classes
  • sporting event
  • local bands
  • coffee shops
  • dinner on a boat or train
  • carriage ride
  • rock climbing
  • camping/hiking

~The chance for growth is infinite!~ Georgia

How to: Maintain Motivation

Staying motivated can be tricky. There are however, simple methods to improve daily motivation. One method, and experts agree, is making your bed daily. Making your bed can drastically improve not only your motivation but also, your mental health. Imagine that. Really? A three minute task can increase motivation and lower stress? You should be saying, “sign me up.”

We’ve all been there–dragging ourselves out of bed on a dreary Monday morning. The last thing we want to do is make our bed. It seems silly right? To make our bed only to unmake it to sleep. It can seem pointless, but it’s not.

When you make your bed you are kick starting your mind and giving yourself momentum for the day. That is, when you wake up and make your bed, you’ve already accomplished something within the first five minutes of the day. So, it sets the standard for the rest of the day.

I’ve worked with clients in the past on this task and it drastically improved their motivation & stress levels.

See for yourself how a simple task, like making your bed can have a huge impact. Try it for seven days!

~The chance for growth is infinite~ Georgia

Moving Advice

Moving is rated one of the most stressful things you can go through and parents are the most stressed of all demographic groups.  

In studies moving is rated as similar to the stress of experiencing a death or divorce.  Why? Seriously, why is moving so awful?  I have yet to meet a person who actually gets excitedabout moving.  It’s a hideous process.  You have to unpack everything you own, go through it all, then pack it up, carry and move it, then unpack and put it into place.  Ug.  Actually, even thinking about the process is stressful.  I have moved a total of twelve times in my life.

McKinley has moved once (thus far) and recently has helped her Aunt “CeeCee” move!

McKinley helping out!

 

Moving Tips: 

  • 1.  If you didn’t remember you had it then toss it.
  • 2. Do you really need to keep that essay you wrote in high school? No.
  • 3. Use paper towels and old plastic grocery bags as bubble wrap.  Also, towels work too.
  • 4. Write with a sharpie on boxes the big items you’ve put into them.  This will help you when you unpack.
  • 5. Hire people to lift your crap. Seriously. It’s worth every penny unless you have a group of friends who are willing to help.  (In which case, buy a 6-pack).
  • 6. Remember when packing to place things inside each other.  You can fit a lot of things into 1 box.

Tips to stay sane: 

  • 1. Let things roll off your back.  It’s far to easy to let stress overcome rational thought.
  • 2. Devise a plan before hand.  Break it up in pieces, or do it all at once.  Just know ahead of time.
  • 3. Remember and Repeat: It’s not long-term.  The stress will subside.
  • 4. Practice Stress Management techniques. (Post coming soon).

 

Moving is an adventure.

~ The chance for growth is infinite ~ Georgia