Celebrate the Small Things 5: Change is Scary. Try it Anyway #FridayFeeling

Fridays are all about celebrating the Small Things thanks to a weekly blog hop created by author Lexa Cain. Joint co-hosts this week are authors L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog The mission coincides with what I’m hoping to do with my own writing, inspire and focus on the light when those slippery shadows creep around our shoes. Want to sign up? Click Lexa Cain’s link to find out more.

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Change is a difficult task to swallow for some. We get comfortable. We’re afraid to rock the boat. We come up with multiple reasons why it won’t work and spend days and weeks thinking about it and wondering what-if. Then the string unravels and you make the choice, and hopefully, the pick was the chance to try.

Today, I’m celebrating a much-needed change in my mornings. One of my small kiddos is a morning bird. The smallest kiddo is the night owl. Morning moments and evening moments can be a challenge at times. But this week I dared to be different. I dared to establish three fast rules before the rest of the day gets the best of us.

  1. Get dressed.
  2. Brush your teeth.
  3. Eat your breakfast.

Pretty simple, right? In the past, I did these things, but not in an orderly fashion. But now that my kiddos know what to expect next, and after a couple of days, it worked! No one gets nearly as upset. It’s a happy dance out of the door, to school for the kids and to work for me.

So today, I am here to say, if you’re thinking about something different that may impact your life for the better but you’re not sure how to start or if you should … research it. Talk to folks who’ve tried it. You might be surprised.
I know I am.

 

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on May 19, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I’m always trying to do things to save time and make my life easier. So glad your change is doing that for you! (Umm… shouldn’t it be eat breakfast and then brush teeth?) Have a great weekend!

  2. If I could insert go back to bed in there, that would be even better.

  3. This reminds me of my girls. Any change was met with resistance for about three days and then accepted.

  4. That is a very good advise 🙂 I am continuously try to improve my life… like there would be nothing else to do… co maybe there isn’t… 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!

    • I agree. We should always seek knowledge and embrace new ideas. Not that we always have to apply them but it’s good to keep an open mind. Have a great weekend Anja:)

  5. Very good advice. I wonder if it will work with getting my kids to keep their rooms a little tidier…

  6. lauraclipson

    Glad you found something that works for you! Have a great weekend 🙂

  7. I read somewhere that kids crave structure and this seems to fit. Parenting can be so challenging. Nice when something works. Have a nice weekend!

  8. Congrats on finding a way to get things coordinated! Small structures can really bring miracles sometimes.

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