Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update


Weekly Update

It’s December 6th and I find myself getting a bit anxious with Christmas to-do’s and other things that are on my mind.

I know if I can just get my gifts ordered and a photo book made (a traditional gift I make for a loved one every Christmas) and ordered then I will feel much better. I know when I get a couple of home areas rescued and my laundry put away, I will feel better. I know that if I take some time to walk outdoors and do some yoga I will feel better.

Sometimes keeping a slow mindset is work. When I start to feel the familiar pit of anxiety in my stomach, and will just stop and tell myself small tidbits of truth. Usually it goes a bit like this: “It’s OK” “God’s got it all” “it will happen when it is supposed to happen” “life is not an emergency” “haste makes waste.” These small thoughts along with a deep breath usually does wonders.

Today when I felt overwhelmed, this is what came to mind:

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

The providence of God disposes and arranges every detail of man’s life.

I know that all that needs to happen will happen in the right time and way as I hang out with and hold on to Jesus. I know He has all my little concerns and also my big ones. I know He sees me. I know He has those I love who are suffering in his hands.

Yes, my heart is heavy for those I know and love who are going through hardship and suffering. There are several stories of others that God has placed me in that are just plain hard right now. I hate to see loved ones suffer. I mourn with them.

The above Ecclesiastes verse gives me much comfort. It reminds me that there are seasons and that God has a purpose for it all. He came, was born, to bring us hope, be near and know the details, and show us that He will work it all out in the end.

Now that I have my mindset in check, time to get to gift ordering!


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Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Rescue My Home — dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, bathrooms

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin – Instant Pot 3 Minute Applesauce


Daily To-Do

Spiritual —journalScripture, pray, meditate

Move Body–walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients –greens & berries, vitamins, water

One Full Load — dishwasher & laundry

Cleaning, Clutter & Computer Zones — kitchen, landing area clutter, & delete unwanted photos on iPhone


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Specific Goals

Continue reading: Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life & The Magnolia Story

Want to read:The Broken Way

Drop off recycling

Finish Christmas shopping

Rescue landing area

Put empty Christmas bins away

Start wrapping gifts


Chocolate Blackberry Brandied Truffles

Recipes To Make

Chocolate Blackberry Brandied Truffles

Easy Spaghetti Sauce –every week

Brussel Sprout Salad

Hall Of Fame Cranberry Sauce — every week until Christmas!

Salmon Patties (Trader Joes)

Instant Pot (affiliate link) Beef Stew -again! Recipe coming to New Nostalgia soon!

Instant Pot Lemon Herb Chicken



What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

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  • REK981
    December 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Still shopping for the last minute gifts. I would say at least 75% is wrapped. I need to work on a new weekly menu and shop around that. The next couple of weeks will be busy with extra activities. Happy Holidays!

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      December 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Great job on getting that wrapping done! I’m hoping my teenagers will help with that part. 🙂 I’ve been using Pinterest for meal planning. Made a board called “menu plan” and pin the recipes I want to make to that. Keeps them all in one place.