July 9th. I love it.

I have a good excuse for not writing last week! I forgot it was Sunday.

First up this week, Sno-Balls. I love it. Bud and I went all out while he was here this week and sno-balls were probably the most important thing on his list. It seemed like we got one almost every day of his trip. I tried Mango, Hawaiian Punch, Peach, Power Ranger (Wild Cherry and Banana) and Batman (Blue Raspberry and Blackberry). Batman is by far my favorite now and Lou Lou’s is the place to get it!

I love it.

Next up, presents. I love it. This week, I’m going to admit that I did get a lot of presents (and some of them were from myself, too). I got a ton of new Tsum Tsum’s, a Rapunzel and Flynn Rider dolls, a new outfit for my bunny, Luke, and a bunch of new Disney Infinity characters (10 to be exact – huge sale at Toys R Us). Bud is so sweet for buying me some of these things.

I love it.

Finally, the beach. I love it. Bud and I haven’t taken a beach trip in two years, ┬áso while he was in town, I planned a trip to Gulfport, MS. We stayed at a very nice hotel on the beach and spent two days in the sun. It was so nice to get away (and to sleep in a really comfortable bed for a night). We even got ice cream from an ice cream truck! What a week with Bud! Lucky for me, I just have to wait until Saturday until I see him again and then I’m with him for two whole weeks!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

June 25th. I love it.

Another week, more fun friends.

First up this week, rediscovering Tumblr. I love it. Tumblr was the platform that I started blogging on back in 2010 and while I was looking for a very specific post, I did get to see all of my posts again. I wrote about some funny stuff and I wrote about everything. Granted, in college I had a LOT more free time and literally wrote everything I thought about or felt, but I would love to get back to that. I’m just going to need some motivation. I mean, my “I love it” blog started as a Tumblr blog.

I love it!

Next up, International Delight Iced Coffee. I love it. I’ve always been afraid to try it because I thought I would drink it all in one sitting (I love coffee), but I bought it as a treat for myself last week to curb my urge to go to Dunkin’ Donuts everyday. It’s totally working. The vanilla iced coffee is delightful (obviously) and a carton of it lasts me the entire week. It saves me about $6 a week! What? I’m totally down for that.

I love it.

Finally, cheering for babies. I love it. Before you get all excited, I’m working in a day care this summer, that’s why I’m cheering for the babies. On Friday one of our little guys rolled over by himself for the first time (at least with us present) and you would have thought we were watching the Super Bowl based on the way our eyes were glued on him and how loud we cheered. This is my last week of camp so I’m hoping we get a few more “firsts” this week so I don’t miss anything next month.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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Life is about rewarding yourself.

People often ask me how I stay so motivated with my routines. It’s almost a curse, being unable to procrastinate. It causes me a lot of stress at times but having things done does make me happy (seems contradictory, I know).

The one thing that I implemented in college was a reward system for myself.

Thanks to some practice with my self-control, I am able to motivate myself with small rewards from time to time. For example, every Friday I let myself get “fancy coffee” (basically coffee from a coffee place and not school) as my reward for making it through the week. This actually started in college in an attempt to curb my meal plan usage at the Starbucks on campus. It continues to this day. Every Friday (or whatever the last day of my work week is), I get Krispy Kreme coffee.

I’ve introduced this system to basically every aspect of my life.

If I take all of my meds for the entire week without forgetting (or ignoring them), I get a little prize next time I’m at the store. Most recently it was Tsum Tsums from the Disney Store (I got 3 because I did it 3 weeks in a row).

If I do my all of my chores without skipping the ones I don’t like doing, I can get a sno-ball or milkshake on Sundays.

If I drink water all week, I can get a soda at the store when I’m shopping.

It’s stupid little things that most people do naturally but I more or less have to trick myself into doing. It gives me something to look forward to and work towards.

Again, this can only be implemented if you have self-control. Start small (like doing something/not doing something for a day and then slowly add on).

Obviously I have full-blown OCD so this is the kind of system that I enjoy because it keeps me on track and makes me feel better about the insane routines I do on a daily basis to stay relatively sane.

Maybe this can work for you, too.

 

June 18th. I love it.

Very interesting week my friends.

First up this week, Tsum Tsums. I love it. If you don’t know what they are, look them up. They’re cute little stuffed animal things that are supposed to look like your favorite Disney character. I collect them and because I took all of my meds for three weeks straight, I rewarded myself by getting three new ones. Rapunzel, Flynn, and Pascal! 

I love it.

Next up, grocery shopping. I love it. It’s weird to say but if you haven’t had food in your house for two weeks, it’s the little things (like getting your favorite kind of chips) that can really turn things around.

I love it.

Finally, my emotional support animals. I love them. I got hit with a stomach bug yesterday morning and Maisy and Yogi knew I wasn’t feeling well. They always know. Maisy didn’t leave my side for 27 hours until I felt better. They may be for my mental health but they can basically fix anything. 

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great. 

I love it.