Four things that are making the week better:
1) Lemon and Ginger tea
I may have mentioned how much I love this tea before, it wakes me up and I’m sure the vast quantities that I’m drinking at work is partly responsible for my not catching any of the bugs currently flying around the office – seriously, it’s like working on a plague ship around here, five of our 10 person team are currently out sick. Also experience has taught me that I like the Twinings stuff best.
2) Being Tidy
Clearing and re-arranging the cupboard seems to have woken up the part of my brain that needs order to function (which usually I ignore!). I’ve spent this week trying to be more aware of putting things away as I use them and keeping on top of things during the week. It does mean that I need to do a little bit more than washing up during the week but the extra 10 minutes a day is really helping me feel in control and making mornings suck less!
I love Benefit’s Porefessional but it’s expensive and this is the year of fiscal responsibility, this stuff is less expensive, ok it does come in smaller tubes but I seem to need less of it and it makes my skin feel great, helps my make up go on better and has stops me being shiny.
4) Menu Planning
I started to really seriously menu plan a couple of months ago, I do love a spreadsheet! Although December was a bit of a free for all, I’m really glad to get back to it. I plan breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, making sure that I’m ultilising what I have in the freezer and cupboards and plan a shopping list and weekly ‘task’ list for food. I pin the list to the fridge and knowing what I’m eating stops any mindless snacking, controls my budget and there’s always enough leeway in the plan to change if I fancy something different or end up not eating a meal, which tends to happen at the weekend.