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Something to Think About

“Use the weekend to build the life you want instead of trying to escape the life you have.” Jari Roomer

I have been thinking about this quote that I saw last week. Jari Roomer is an author who writes about habits, productivity and mindset. I love a good weekend. But reading this quote made me thankful that I don’t feel like I have a life I need to escape on the weekends. After that initial thought, I revisited it though because I realized that I was only thinking in terms of my work life. What about other areas though? 

A Green LIfestyle: I love that we use reusable containers, mugs, napkins and utensils throughout the work week. Do we carry that into our weekend? I can honestly say yes! We still use reusable items and bags when out and about on the weekend whether shopping or day tripping adventures.

A Healthy/Fit Lifestyle: This is where the line begins to grey! While we don’t go too crazy, we often have treats we save for the weekend. Snacks and more indulgent meals. While this is fine, healthy even. We don’t need to be indulging every weekend which is a pattern we can easily find ourselves falling into. This quote came at a good time because this has definitely been more common than not lately and needs to be addressed! We do use the weekend well to prepare for a healthy work week, though. We make sure to take the time to meal plan, shop and prep as many foods as possible to help build that healthy life ahead of time. As for fit, it really depends on the weekend. Sometimes we get in extra walks, others we listen to our bodies and rest. Again, in moderation this is healthy. Looking back on my most recent habits…I have required a lot more rest the strictly necessary!

Creative Lifestyle: We work hard at including our creativity in both our week as well as our weekend! We do use weekends to set ourselves up to complete small projects or rehearsals throughout our work week though. That may look like tackling a few extra chores to free up an evening, planning out easier meals for busy evenings or even preparing materials on the weekend so we can quickly get started on a week night.

Ultimately, this quote presented itself to me at a very opportune time. Are there any quotes or sayings that have stuck you as pertinent recently?

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Jordyn
    May 24, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Love this! There are some things we all can work on here.

    • Reply
      Jenna
      June 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for reading, Jordyn!

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    Laura A.
    May 25, 2022 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for sharing this “food for thought”- a good reminder, for sure.

    • Reply
      Jenna
      June 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks, Laura! Vulnerability is scary but it also is where we grow.

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    Jonel
    May 25, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    A little over a year ago, I was asked to run for a national board position in an organization that I am a long-term member of. My immediate response was to say no. They asked me to think about it for a few days and I agreed to do so but warned them that I was 80% sure that I would still be a no. The next day, I read “the time will pass anyway” in a blog that I follow. I realized how true that was. I could say no to this opportunity and, in 2 years likely, have regrets that I was afraid to go outside my comfort zone or I could say yes and have new experiences to look back on. Either way, the two years would pass. I decided I wanted it to pass without regrets and I accepted the challenge to run, was elected and am now almost halfway through my term.

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      Jenna
      June 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Very good quote! I will add “the time will pass anyway” to my bucket!

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