Saturday, April 15, 2017

Find Your Motivation

Find It.

Embrace It.

Use It.

Find your motivation, identify when you feel motivated, embrace that feeling, use it.

Motivation doesn't always come from a single source.

Feel an urge to do something? Do It.

It's not always that simple I hear you say. I HEAR YOU. Once you stop getting in your own way, it truly is that simple.

Feel an urge to bake a cake? Get in the kitchen and do it. Get there and find you don't have what you need? This is not the end of the world.

Use this as more motivation - to make a shopping list, so the next time you feel the urge to get your bake on, you can. Take it a step further and use all of this as motivation to go to shops.

See? Be motivated.

You have to let yourself BE motivated. You have to embrace that feeling, that urge. You have to act on it. That is being motivated.

Motivation isn't always about exercise. It's about you - having the confidence to do what you want to do without getting in your own way.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Well Stocked Pantry..

I am a fan of a well stocked pantry.

A well stocked pantry can produce the meals on your meal plan, a dessert out of thin air, biscuits in a flash or an impromptu dinner that isn't on your meal plan at all!! 

Well stocked doesn't have to mean 10 tins of tomatoes (although I've definitely done that before!) or a whole separate cupboard dedicated to bulk buying. Well stocked to me means a good supply of basic and versatile ingredients that I know how to use in a variety of ways. 

For our family, a well stocked pantry also comes into play when it's the day before pay day and you have to pull three meals out of thin air!

I have had friends comment on why I need so much food in the cupboard. Some days I wonder myself. But I catch myself when I can find everything I need to make lasagne for example, no matter the day of the week.

My son also appreciates that pancake day can be any day, and there's always choc chip bikkies a mere  20 mins of mixing and baking away.

A well stocked pantry for us is also crucial to our budgeting. If we weren't well stocked, there would be some weeks that we wouldn't be able to enjoy all the yummy, home cooked food we do.