Joyous Joy 61: Sometimes You Just Need to be Overwhelmed

Trudging through a more than hectic schedule these last few weeks is finally catching up with me.  I started feeling overwhelmed on Monday, so I decided to…

Love this quote!

Love this quote!

1. STOP

2. MAKE A LIST OF MY COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS

3. PUT ON MY THINKING CAP

4. FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER (my 2013 mantra)

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Joyous Joy 52: Star Charts Make Me Happy

Ever since I was a little girl I would squeal with glee when awarded with a sticker for a job well done – especially the shiny stars my Mom gave me for my Star Chart. It made me LOVE to do my chores and homework – I wanted as many stars as I could get!

My excel version doesn't look quite as festive as this, but once the stars start piling on - it will be beautiful!

My excel version doesn’t look quite as festive as this, but once the stars start piling on – it will be beautiful!

I had completely forgotten how much fun a simple reward system can be. It wasn’t until I started dating an amazing guy a few months ago that I remembered the joy it brings me. When we met, I was honest with him about dating multiple men. He was obviously up for the challenge of winning me over, because he succeeded.

It is very uncharacteristic of me to date multiple people, and it was becoming quite the distraction. I knew I needed to sort through these great guys, and determine the one who was most worthy of my time and affections. And this is how the point system began. Continue reading