July 25, 2016 Michal

Are you familiar with this picture: it’s the end of the day, the kids are finally in bed, and the moment you have been waiting for all day is finally here – you sit down on the sofa, turn on the TV and just stare. You have no energy for anything else, just to sit there doing nothing. Oh. This feels good, doesn’t it? Maybe you even made yourself a bowl of popcorn, or maybe you put some ice cream into a bowl. You just don’t have any energy to do anything. Just sit and eat. That was me.  …

July 18, 2016 Michal

When talking about healthy living,  we usually connect it with eating and exercising. For me, it is so much more. Yes, it is a lot about what we put in our mouth, and if we move our body or not. But I feel that it is also about the way we feel, behave and what other things we consume. There is no arguing that changing my diet and removing all the sugar from my life made a big impact on me, but it wasn’t just that. It was also reducing the time in front of the TV, reading more inspirational books,…

June 17, 2016 Michal 1Comment

Procrastination. Such a long word. A word that makes you feel like you did something wrong. Procrastination. Hard to say it, but so easy to drift into. Procrastination. Every time that I don’t do what I should be doing I hear it shouting in my head, PROCRASTINATION! It’s not easy dealing with it. There were days that I felt it is all I do, which is basically nothing. I got up in the morning, got the kids ready and off to school (yay for that, it is better than the days I would not get out of bed at all), had a…

June 13, 2016 Michal 2Comment

Let me draw you a picture: a woman, nearly 40, married to a great guy, has 3 beautiful and amazing kids. She has all the reasons to feel great and be happy. But She is overweight, tired, not happy, not satisfied, her head is full of voices that she can bearly hear her own. This is me. Well, that was me. Over a month ago I felt so lost, with no direction. I wasn’t patient with my kids, the house was a mess, I didn’t feel good. Well, you get the picture. I cannot tell you exactly why I decided to…

May 8, 2016 Michal 1Comment

We already know that getting up early in the morning can help your productivity. Well for me anyway.  So we want to get up early, to have some quiet time before the kids get up and all hell break loose. But it is not as easy as we think. I mean I would rather sleep to the last minute and not get out of bed. So I found that some little tricks can help me get up earlier and they make it much easier for me to do so. Let start at the night before, preparing for the next day. So…

December 15, 2015 Michal

So I love planners. It is not hard to understand. Also, I wrote some posts in which I shared my tips on how to be more productive. Now let me tell you in on a little secret. Some of my days are not productive at all. The reality is that even though I love my planner, notebooks and notepads, I cannot say that I a very productive person. Recently I got asked a question and I feel that this misconception should be addressed. Someone was surprised to discover that I am not a productive and organized person. I guess my love…

November 19, 2015 Michal 3Comment

My days are pretty much the same. I have a morning routine, time to work and in the afternoon the kids come home and it is what I call “family time”. Sometimes they go to friends, sometimes their friends come over to our house. They each have an afterschool activity once a week, so we usually have pretty busy afternoons. Recently I noticed that on days that they come home and have nothing to do they prefer to watch TV. I hate when they do that (Though, when I was a kid and did the same thing). Now that I…

November 2, 2015 Michal 1Comment

Every morning it was the same story, the fighting with the kids about what to wear, what food they want to take to school. Then I’m having trouble deciding what to eat for breakfast, followed by not a very productive morning in the office. Do you feel the stress building up? That made me want to stay in bed. I really had difficulty getting up in the morning. I used to let my husband deal with most of the things. However, this is not the way I wanted the mornings to be like. So I decided one day that enough was…

October 22, 2015 Michal

When I heard the name of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book I knew I had to have it. “Big Magic” what a great name. I didn’t know what it was about, but I knew I needed to read it. This feeling that you get in your stomach when you know that you have to do something and you cannot really say why- I had it! I read three of her books and loved them. But with this one, the feeling was different. It was like “this is going to change something”. When I read “Eat, Pray, Love”, I read it after everyone…

October 19, 2015 Michal

Birthdays are so fun. Too bad they come only once a year and that they last only a day. Oh well. As you can probably guess, I recently celebrated my birthday. Due to the fact that next year is going to be a round number, I decided not to go all out with partying and celebrating. However, I will not say no to presents! My husband, who knows me so well, surprised me with a package from my favorite company Erin Condren. He was so worried that it will not get in on time, but luckily it got here the day before…