Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekly Wishes #15 + Habit Talk

Well, now that I'm back in action. It seems that my last Weekly Wishes was also my last habit post. Once again I'm counting November as a failure. But, today is December, which means it is a new month, and a new chance to make habits and wishes realities.

Oh also, today is Rabbit. I know I probably haven't explained Rabbit before, and it will probably not make much sense, but we'll give it a shot. When my brother was in 1st grade, his teacher would have a competition every month. On the first of the month, the first student to remember to say "Rabbit" to her would get a prize. Somehow, that bled into our family life and into the lives of friends. We don't have a prize, just bragging rights, but it becomes a vicious competition between us all. My brother has sense stepped out of the game (since he likes to sleep and always lost).

So, now that you have a weird little tidbit into my life, here are my habits from the past two months:

The Pinnacle Project

Two months ago for the Make a Habit, Break a Habit I wanted to attempt no poo, wash my face daily, and wear lipstick more often. 

I succeeded in all of it, but then failed at face washing and lipstick wearing in November. I was sick or tired too often to keep it up. I stuck with no poo all through November, however I noticed some crazy issues that have caused me to switch back to shampoo, though it is organic and close to chemical free. My pregnancy hormones have wrecked havoc on my hair going from too dry to greasy depending on where I was at in my no poo schedule. I'm too exhausted to figure it out, so I will just try again after I have my baby!

Last month, I wanted to focus on breaking the habit of leaving a mess. I failed at that one miserably. Hello exhaustion! I'm hoping to work on it again soon in the coming months. I also wanted to make the habit of taking my vitamins daily! I succeeded! This is probably because I have to take them for the baby!!

This month, I want to focus on something small - since I'm sleeping a ton I don't want to go all crazy. So I will keep attempting to clean things up, but my habit to make is a bedtime routine! I want to have a bedtime routine that includes QT with Iman as we're getting into bed. Sometimes we fail at going to bed together, but I think we could work something out, so that we have some time together before bed.

The Nectar Collective

My wishes for this week:

1// Clean my apartment and bedroom so we can get a Christmas tree.

2// Get said Christmas tree and decorations.

3// Get through my days without being totally exhausted!!

What are your goals?

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  1. I'm pretty sure the cleaning and tidying will be done swiftly. Christmas is in the air!

  2. I'm so excited to hear about your journey to becoming a mother. I know you're going to be such a good one! I tried the no poo method for awhile, but didn't see results, so I quit. I really wish it would have worked though! I definitely need to start making a bedtime routine. It's so hard for me to keep routines of any kind.

  3. I tried the whole no poo thing and it didn't work for me either. It dried out my scalp too much. Best of luck on your December goals. Your #1 should be getting rest and taking care of yourself :)

  4. Thanks for linking up again, Raewyn! I think the whole "not leaving a mess" goal is so noble- but it's also so broad! I think it's hard to be successful with such a broad goal- my very similar goals have focused on just one part of my house (my bathroom counter then my kitchen sink). The extra focus has really helped! I am so all about a bedtime routine too! I have gotten out of the habit lately- but I really think a bedtime routine works wonders. I even wrote a (unpublished) post about it. I can't wait to hear what you come up with for yours!

  5. I did no poo for a while but stopped and I can't remember exactly why. With kids, it's hard to find time/energy for full-on hair washing showers so nowadays my little secret is putting baby powder in my hair before bed. I remember my grandmother doing that when I was little! ;)

    Congrats on the bun and hope you get some energy back soon.

  6. Good luck with your goals. IT sucks to feel sick and tired. I hope that you will feel rested so that you can enjoy the holidays.

  7. katanenglishmammainstockholmDecember 2, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Oh, love your "Rabbit" story. I was taught this by a family friend when I was younger and I still try and make "Rabbit" the first word that I say out loud on the first of every month.

    I hear you on the no poo thing. I struggled with it and I certainly didn't try for as long as you have. I've also switched to better shampoo and conditioner now (with no sulphates or parabens) and I find that works well.

    Good luck with your goals!

  8. hahaha, it got done, if only it stuck!!

  9. Weee thank you!!!!!!!! I am so excited! Also, I got your card!! Expect one from me soooon :) I wonder how to do the no poo and get great results? Stick with it? Blah!! Bedtime routines are still falling to the wayside for me...probably because I don't have a bedtime. #adultproblems

  10. Thank you for the advice!! That is actually what I focused on most of November!!! I'm really sad the no poo thing didn't work for me and for so many of us! It seems like such a great idea!

  11. Ahh, that makes so much sense! It definitely didn't happen! I was doing REALLY well, but then we got our gifts and everyone else left stuff out lol. I will have to pick a room and stick with it then move to another. Also, have you shared your bedtime routine yet? :)

  12. yes! Baby powder works wonders! Luckily for me, I don't have greasy hair so I have to go over a week without a wash for it to look dirty, but it gets so tangly.

    and THANK YOUU! I am finally starting to get my energy back!

  13. Thank you so much!!! I did get my energy back for the holidays!! Hope you had a great holiday :)

  14. I love that you do Rabbit, too!!!

    I love my new "healthier" shampoo and conditioner, my hair still ends up looking healthy and acting healthy.


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