When I am in a rut, the best thing to get out of that rut is to find a new perspective! Welcome to that new perspective!
Instead of focusing on what has passed, I am instead focusing on what lies ahead.
And, just maybe I will find myself more focused and productive for the week!
With that frame of mind – a better breakfast has been a topic I have been contemplating for some weeks now and last week I tried something new: overnight oats…And, guess what? I really loved this little change in my morning routine! They are simply delicious and so quick and easy to make! This week I am trying some new variations! It seems the possibilities for overnight oats are endless…
I am also spending some time this week thoughtfully reviewing my volunteer time – without even really noticing, it has crept into a much larger slice of my week than I originally intended. There is a solution in this tangle, I just need to find the wherewithal to say no…sans guilt. And for me, the best thinking time comes while I am making and this week I hope to have a Uniform tunic or two completed along with a solution to my problem!
There you have my plan, or at least some of the plan for my week. What does your Monday hold in store?
I have oatmeal almost every morning for breakfast, but cooked. One of these days I will have to try overnight oats. Lately in addition to my usual brown sugar, I’ve been adding slivered almonds for some crunch and extra protein. Do you heat yours up or eat them cold?
Yes to shifting perspective and yes to learning how to say no. I just said no to an offer that I know will put me over the edge.
Hope your week goes well
I hate oatmeal. 🙁
But I’m glad it’s part of your new morning routine! 🙂
Learning to say no and let go has been a major focus for me this year. Good for you!
I love oatmeal and steel cut oats and anything grain-y like that for breakfast. Good luck with paring down your volunteer work, I know you’ll find a good solution.
These sound like terrific approaches for new perspectives, and I especially thank you for the overnight oats idea! I usually skip breakfast, but I am going to be putting oats in a jar tonight and really look forward to trying them tomorrow. I’m not sure it will help with the guilt, but my grandmother used to remind me that “No, thank you” is a complete sentence, and you really don’t have to explain why you are saying no, especially in terms of volunteer time. You’ll figure out what works for you, and have some lovely tunics in the end!
I am making an effort to remember to make oatmeal every morning. It’s only 3 minutes in the microwave; that can happen while I am taking my morning meds and dishing up my latte. Now I see that I could vary this with overnight oats sometimes! Thanks!
I LOVE this new perspective! I look forward to seeing those tunics (gah, I’m still nervous about cutting the fabric) … and hearing about the solution to your problem. and I’m sure you saw the recipe for banana nut overnight oats in the this month’s TBL recipe bundle – YUM!
Sounds like you’ve kicked off the week in a most positive fashion! And good luck with the volunteer thing! I walked away when Dan went to high school and never looked back. I feel good and bad about that! I figure retirement will be my bring on my re-entry into volunteerism!
Ugh-back to work after 2 long weekends spent knitting and being inspired!
I like the idea of looking ahead to see what might be coming. Your breakfast looks delicious. I am a died in the wool “oatmeal every morning” kind of woman. I think “no thank you” is a good kind of reply to too much volunteer time.
I love overnight oats but love cheerios more….I got out of my volunteering and enjoyed the freedom that gave me. However, now I’m busy with babysitting or going to the gym!!