Raise your hand if you have a tv in your bedroom? .
How about a computer or plug for your laptop so you can answer emails before bed? .
Or maybe dishes from yesterday’s lunch 🙋🏼♀️
The reality is, we live in a distracted and busy world. Our bedrooms are no longer a space dedicated entirely for sleep and it is affecting our ability to get quality rest .
If this sounds familiar, take a look at your bedroom or your child’s bedroom and see if you can do one or all of these three things to make your space more promoting of healthy sleep .
1️⃣ Remove any and all electronics (clocks are ok) but this includes your TV. By having electronics in our bedroom, it becomes far too easy to fall asleep watching Netflix or sit in bed with our eyes glued to our tablet and we all know how overstimulating that is! If it doesn’t feel possible to physically remove these items, practice by putting your electronics to bed two hours before your own bedtime! .
2️⃣ Remove the clutter. Studies show that when we are in a cluttered environment our minds can also feel cluttered and it can even trigger anxiety! We want our sleep space to feel as welcoming for sleep as possible which means minimal objects .
3️⃣ Invest in blackout shades. Although we love sunshine we don’t want it blazing in our room and waking us prematurely. It is best to keep your sleep space dark until your body (or your alarm clock) says its time to get up! .
On Thursday night, we'll be making a payment of a little over $1000 to pay off Jon's car!! 🚗 Payday can't come fast enough - can't wait to see that money leave our account. Paying it off now will be 41 months early on a loan with interest✨ I'm so proud of us 😻 Might treat ourselves with some apple cider donuts from a local farm right down the street 🎃
Are your kids as carefree and adventurous as you were at their age?
Life for kids sure seems more stressful and busy these days. In what ways do you wish their childhood was more like yours?
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This tiny home sleeps 5-6 people!😍🏠
Yay! Just logged on and BAM all 7 posts I tried to do yesterday and this morning (with a few getting through) got posted 😹 so now it seems we're back to normal! Or about as normal as we can be in this weirdo community 🤪
When we look to buy a house we talk open spaces, natural light, storage capacity. When we look to move it’s often for more square footage, more space to move, more.
In our current spaces they become full. Furniture covers most walls. When a space has a blank wall we have the urge to fill it. “What perfect item can I find for right there.” Why are we so admiring of open spaces when we house-hunt, but almost ashamed of open spaces in the spaces in which we live? Why aren’t we proud of the preserved space to breathe? We should be!
I have been learning to embrace, love and desire open spaces. Not every room needs to be filled. I’ve snapped a photo of two examples in our own small home.
Open space, some people pay extra for it. You may already have it hidden under all that unused stuff. Shoutout to Kelly @houseofaqua for being an example of the beauty in less!
Aww 😊 ojalá todo fuera perfecto como cuando tú y yo fuimos por calabazas 🎃 y conseguimos manzanas 🍎
Perfecto como cuando te enojas y a los 2 minutos estás sonriendo.
Así como cuando me perdonas, cuando te pido perdón sin que te de más explicación.
Shout-out to @debtfreelife4me for reading my mind and posting about small businesses 😂 (P.s. she's a great account, go follow her!) I love small businesses, but she's right - most times they are more expensive for the same items from a large chain store.
HOWEVER, once we're debt free you can bet we'll support the heck out of these stores. There's a mom & pop bagel and deli place across from our apartment complex we go to (instead of Dunkin, or other fast food joints), a flower stand on the side of the road for mother's day/birthday/just because bouquets, we frequent Callie's Candy Kitchen in the Poconos for our chocolate needs, every year we pick pumpkins and buy a batch of homemade apple cider donuts from a roadside farm in the next town over, and there are numerous online small shops that sell unique items that are ethically sourced and made with the environment in mind.
We don't do these things often, because we're not debt free yet and it's rarely in the budget! But I'd rather support small businesses standing against Amazon and other large companies who mass produce items for over consumption 🎃