Why is it that every morning takes me by surprise as if I thought it was going to be totally different? The same boring routine, every day. It is almost like I am forced to go through with it like it is a life sentence After careful reflection on the reasoning to why I have ended up in this almost “by the book” routine, I felt totally out of control, but why? I am in control of my choices what is holding me back? I will tell you NOTHING but myself and lack of motivation. So, lets go over some ideas to spice up your regular housewife, full time mother days and turn them into your own homemade version of a bravo real housewives lifestyle, just a bit more private and minus the drama.
First and foremost, set some goals. Household goals and personal goals that you would like to reach. Abide by them, you must first get control over your house, meaning organization. If you are anything like me you cannot relax in a messy house. Your home needs to be your special resting place not only for you but for your family. Once that is in place here are some easy affordable ideas to spice up your days at home.
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Idea #1 ~ Get Healthy, Simple Exercise Ideas;
Try this simple workout program suggested by Women’s Health Magazine: Chris Powell, from the ABC hit show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition takes us through a 5 month total body transformation.
Idea #2 ~Start A Beauty Regimen;
Here are a few examples of some great beauty ideas you can do regularly to help you feel better about yourself and your body.
Lemon & Honey, Pore Cleansing, Moisturizing Regimen from Stylebees website This is something I have personally tried, it is easy and it works!
How about a simple Detoxification Bath, using 2 simple ingredients Epsom Salts & Baking Soda from Healthy Living.
7 Do It Yourself Body Scrub Recipes from Chick Rx, pick your favorite!
Idea #3 ~ Challenge Yourself For Someone Else;
Step out of your comfort zone and try a self improvement challenge, this particular one I am going through right now.
Idea #4 ~ Craft Time, choose a craft that is simple, and beautiful for you or your home.
This simple idea by The Purple Carrot will have guests applauding your creativity!
Or you can try something a little more time consuming like this;
Pick out some affordable frames, and some of your favorite scrapbook paper and frame it for a unique look in any room!
Idea #5 ~ Try A New Makeup Application Method, or Tip;
Try this Nude Smokey Eye Tutorial by Make-Up Artist Me!
Or try out a new nail look, you can do all by yourself!
Idea #6 ~ Create A New Look Using your Hair!
You could go with a look that is up or down, this site iknowhair.com has so many to choose from. Try a simple one first then the next week learn a more difficult one!
Idea #7 ~ Start Planning to Create A Special Place Just For You!
Find a spot in the house that you can create a relaxing place just for you to enjoy! Check out this Idea from apprentice extrovert for an outside spot!
Or this idea from the Glass Doctor, simple and easy mess free Bathroom Remodel Ideas! I know I enjoy my time alone in the bubble bath, let make it more relaxing with these ideas.
Idea #8 ~ Whip Up Something Healthy and Yummy!
It is time to try a new recipe, check out this great site for 7 easy healthy slow cooker recipes for your family. I know I love my crock pot but always cook the same things in it. Let’s be adventurous and try something new!
Idea #9 ~ Join A Book Club!
A book club is a great way to learn, and meet new women with constructive communication. This book club Hope For the Weary Mom has caught my eye. I just may try it, check it out for yourself!
Idea #10 ~ BLOG!
Either create your own or Follow some of your favorites. They are a great way to feel involved, share stories from other women that may be in the same walk of life as you. There are many ways to find blogs to follow, you can Google your interests or get on Mom Central for a list and description of hundreds of blogs out there to follow!
These 10 ideas can really help bring some excitement to your days, as well as adding some peace and serenity. I dont know about you but it sure sounds like something I cant wait to wake up to!
If you have an additional idea to add to my list please share it below.