After a 15 hour flight to Thailand, there’s nothing like a photo from yesterday to remind me how calm and in control I looked before that journey from hell 😂 #beforeandafter #frazzled #jetlag
Getting back to #journaling
daily to try and regain some peace in my life. I'm going through a massive "Obliger Rebellion" right now due to my self-inflicted overscheduling. So much travel this #fall
and even the fun trips take their toll on this homebody. I just don't wanna. #frazzled #needtobreathe #needpeace
😖I’ve been feeling frazzled and on-edge lately. I’m working on letting life and my stresses flow instead of resisting them. Resistance creates more stress, and that’s how the cycle perpetuates, and I’m trying to break that cycle. So, big feelings need “big” supportive oils. I’ve been rolling in these babies lately (read: slathering myself with them) to help ground, center, and release.
💚Forgive blend is a go-to for me when I’m having any strong feelings: anger, stress, resentment, stress, sadness. It helps ground those feelings and offer forgiveness to myself for being in a frazzled state. Hey, we all feel that way sometimes. 🤷🏼♀️ Feeling your feelings is okay. 😊 I roll it on my wrists and the back of my neck, and I also take a giant whiff of it as needed.
🌹Rose oil is the oil of self-love. I roll it over my heart and behind my ears and, you guessed it, I also take big whiffs of this treasured oil too when I’m in need of some self-love.
You can turn to your oils to support yourself anytime. 💞
Join me on this tale of book: last year I ordered that first copy, a Secker & Warburg publication, thinking it was the second copy, the original Macmillan publication. It was dirt cheap and I didn't look up the ISBN because I'm not Melvil fucking Dewey. (LIST YOR PUBLISHERS.) Today I received the second copy after ordering what the seller stated was a softcover, which is what I was specifically after, and they sent me that hardcover. So I've never been sent the specific edition I wanted, but the Macmillan they just sent me is a really beautiful first edition third printing, and I feel like they don't realise how much they could have charged for it. Mostly because I also don't know if they realise the difference between a hardcover and a softcover. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #justbookthings #frazzled #bookstagram #rudiblesh #busterkeaton
My brain has been a disoriented mess this morning. Here's a picture of what I wish it felt like: blue, streamlined water in a stable direction, on a clear path, contained in manicured sandstone, art museum style. This is what I would like the rest of my day to be like, I'm just not sure how to get it there. Help appreciated. Perhaps I'll just #contemplate
this image. #frazzled @gettymuseum #streamline #disoriented #clarity #breathe
(photo from my residency interview archives)
This is how I started my week...FRAZZLED 😳Monday morning was chaotic. I was rushing around with the kids, and as I was filling up my tank, I managed to splash gasoline all over myself (don’t ask, spilling stuff on myself is part of my charm) BUT, I kept a positive attitude and the week has certainly turned around. 2 of my properties passed smoke inspections, I’ve had lots of interest on White Oak Run and my young couple first time homebuyers got their offer accepted 🎉 so when the gasoline of life splashes all over you 🤦🏼♀️ laugh it out because things will turn around. Tip: if you do happen to splash gas on yourself-which I didn’t even know was possible-soak your clothes in vinegar 😬
We’ve become addicted to technology. What we sacrifice when we choose scrolling over being is real connection with others and the world around us. Our latest blog post with WWB Associate @hannah_massarella
explores the pull of the addiction & how we can have a more balanced relationship with technology. Link in bio.
Taster - ‘Technology can have a numbing effect, when we feel stressed or overwhelmed it’s quite easy to get lost in social media rather than to feel our challenging feelings.
Sadly, as with most numbing strategies (alcohol, over-eating, drugs) they feel good in the first instance but over time leave us feeling more stressed and low. Technology is just the modern-day numbing strategy. What we really need is to learn ways to process and be with challenging emotions first, and then use our technology for actions or information that are truly useful to us second.’
order has ARRIVED!
Lovely Azure is sorting through it and will have orders out tomorrow. For all you folks that wanted to see it in person before grabbing it then come on down!!
Good afternoon, how’s your Monday going ? Hopefully you aren’t being pulled in a million different directions.
Here’s 4️⃣ steps to help you get the most out of your days
1-Get Something Done Early – Do an important or simple task right away. Many choose to follow Brian Tracy’s advice of “eating the frog” early. In other words, do something first that you don’t want to do. Either way, by getting a task done right away, you will build productivity momentum that will carry you forward.
2-Plan – Making a plan for your week can help avoid conflicts, overlaps, and other confusion. Use your calendar to not only schedule your time, but to block out your work. Don’t forget to plan your workouts and when you’re going to eat. This will help you stay energized.
3-Prepare – Planning is good, but preparing is better. This is the extra effort that many don’t do. Planning your day is good, you know where you need to be. However, did you prepare for that meeting? Or gather the supplies for that client presentation? Ensure you do your homework.
Have your meal prepping done to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Is your gym bag ready and in your car ? These are perfect examples of preparing. 4-Clean Up Your Desk – A clean desk makes for a more productive workspace. Always dedicate 5-10 minutes at the start of your week to tidy up your workspace.
There were many times in my life that I felt frazzled and life was way too hectic. These were the instances that it was necessary for me to revisit the priorities that I wholeheartedly believed in. They literally helped me to define my days. God’s Word, through Titus 2 & Proverbs 31, had given me a passion to learn these truths and then later teach them to other women. So, when it felt like I lived in chaos instead calm, these were the questions I would use to pinpoint the problem:.
. • God (Priority #1
)—Am I spending daily time in God’s Word and in prayer?
• Marriage (Priority #2
)—Am I living as if my husband is my #1
• Children (Priority #3
)—Am I viewing my children as an inconvenience or a blessing?
• Home (Priority #4
)—Am I able to keep up with the management of my home so it is a haven instead of a hazard?
The answers to these questions would direct me to an area of weakness or a current struggle. Then I could take that area to God in prayer and ask Him to give me wisdom as I recorded the changes that needed to happen. And even though my priorities look a little different today (since my children are grown), this little self-imposed quiz is what I still find helpful to reveal any area that needs my attention.
Lord, help us to steward well what You have entrusted to us. And keep me mindful of how blessed I am for these blessings You have given me. Amen.
In His Love,
#beakeeper #calledtobeakeeper #calledtobeakeeperbiblestudy #hopewriters #holymotherhood #jesusandcoffee #lorimerrill
Ever seen what split ends look like.
I'm surprising myself by posting this image.
Turn down that heat. It's called heat damage and blondes are definitely more susceptible. Heat protection products are not an option when flat ironing. It's a necessity.
Don't worry, it's not like this anymore. This was some time back.
Live. Learn. Repeat.
Or maybe not.
#hair #blondehair #splitends #frazzled #hairbrained #salonlife
My hairdryer is working at 10% due to voltage difference. I need a salon to sort this head out. And a really strong keratin treatment. #frazzled #sarryKris
Throw back to earlier this year w my birdfriend Prince William, tweet tweet motherfu*****. 🕶 #frazzled
This was 8:30 in the morning, last Monday on the way to homeschool co-op. The kid was dressed and fed, my bag was packed and ready to go...snacks, coffee, everything. I open the front door and realize something just feels "off' I had to stop and snap a pic to memorialize that moment.
It's been a real 'season of life' for sure, with adult children, ahem....adulting and me delving into writing more purposefully now, plus homeschooling the most inquisitive and endearing little boy ever.
I filmed a video last week and realized how janky my eyebrows were looking and how I hadn't been attending to my OWN needs lately so, I've resolved during this insanely busy and productive Q4 I'm MUST somehow find time for myself....can't pour from an empty cup, and all that.
What about you, how are YOU taking time out for yourself, especially as we head into the holiday season?
#momlife #mom #homeschooling #frazzled #metime #busymom #mombloggers #bloggingmom #writer #momswhowrite #freelancewriter #YouTube #contentcreator #influencer #momvlogs #candid #blackgirlmagic
This time last year I was lucky enough to be in Cairo. I found this rather beautiful boy and a rather cross and frazzled lady (mind you, I’d be rather fed up if my funerary portrait looked like that) #egyptianmuseum #grecoroman #mummy #frazzled
❤️ A wise man once said “Lads trip done and dusted. Decent time. Never again. Thanks” - @_jonathanquinn_
P.s. don’t mind my cool as hairstyle #frazzled
My word of the day and kinda how I’m feeling #frazzled