Fashionable Lessons Learned & Sacrifices

Dear BOS Diary,

It’s been a really busy couple of days and I am soooo tired.  But, I shall smile regardless and you should too!  Smiling is contagious. Every day we have the opportunity to create new memories and  to impact each other positively. Here’s a few lessons I have learned this week.

Lesson 1-  Side Ponytail  + Scarf = Party Perfection

Brandy Voirin (Bites Of Style Founder) Photo Credit Brandy Voirin
Brandy Voirin (Bites Of Style Founder) Photo Credit Brandy Voirin

It’s also a fun look for the picking up your child from school. My sons classmates LOVED IT. You guys know I love a good headband, but  a scarf is chic and affordable way  to update your look .  My scarf comes  from the Trina Turk line at Banana Republic . Love, love, love!!

Lesson 2- Slow down! What will be will be

Sometimes we get in a hurry and get frustrated by not completing every thing.  It happens to me all the time, but instead of being frustrated try these 3 simple steps

1. Do the most important things first

2. Do the midsize important things next

3. Do the least important things last

It seems simple right? But putting these steps into practice can be a lot harder than it looks.

to-do-list

For example: How many times do we mindlessly get on social media sites chatting or watching videos only to  realize an hour has gone by? Yes it happens to me too. I am then frustrated because I didn’t get to gym, or finish a school project and truthfully I have no one to blame but myself.

Springstone Yoga Photo Credit
Springstone Yoga Photo Credit

Should  social media be an important part of our task for the day? Absolutely. I find some of the greatest inspiration, new companies, and new friends on these sites. But as I said before “Do” the important things first.  Don’t let social media or ANYTHING take place of the most important things on your list.

pen_pencildonaldclarkplanbToday I had a proposal to write and in the middle of writing it my computer deleted the file. I was upset and this put me very behind. Instead of putting this rewriting task off until later; I immediately started again. Why not wait until later you might ask? Because this was the “most important” thing on my list  today.

Retyping this assignment made me miss my 2 hour window for the gym, and cleaning my kitchen. The truth is I can visit the gym later and clean my kitchen as well, however that project needed to be done before I did anything else.

Lesson 3: Sacrifices are good

It took sacrifice to start over again and not push it off until tonight, but it was something that needed to be done.

“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.” ― Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven

At the end of the day I didn’t finish everything I wanted to, but I did finish the important things. Be proud of what you are accomplishing and move on to the next task!!

Question

Do you have problems prioritizing everything and does the holiday season make it harder?

What would you sacrifice to make sure you got the most important things on your list done tomorrow?

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