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Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

I was given a copy of Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World for Women in exchange for writing a blog post about it!

 

I had just recently finished their original book Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.

 

This book came at a really good time for me.

At the beginning of this year, I was really fired up and ready to get my business to the next level and get back to blogging on a regular basis.  I sat down, and had everything scheduled and written in my planner.  I was going to CRUSH this year!  And then…. my husband ended up getting a new job and we found out we are pregnant with #6!

That zapped my motivation, determination and energy.

I’ve been so tired that I can barely take care of the five I have.  So picking them all up from school has required a two hour nap on the couch and my eleven year old has been starting dinner before Dad gets home (thank goodness for freezer meals!)  Now that I am feeling better, I feel like I have to play “catch-up.”  The house is a wreck and laundry is backed up.  Instead of crushing this year and getting my business closer to where I want it to be and getting back to blogging, my focus has changed.  Those things are still important to me and I’m still going to go after them, but I realize that God has me in a different season, so my time line is going to look much different than I had planned and anticipated.

This book has helped me prioritize what I need to focus on.  Oola is based on 7 “Fs;” Faith, Family, Field, Fun, Finances, Fitness and Friends.  I really like the Oola Wheel questions in the back of the book, but they do have a more simplified version online, here.  After they describe and share stories of each of the “Fs,” the book dives into Oola Blockers and Accelerators.  Blockers include: fear, guilt, anger, self-sabotage, laziness, envy and focus.  Accelerators are: gratitude, love, discipline, integrity, passion, humility and wisdom.  Every section in this book includes two personal testimonies from ladies dealing with each subject.

I found this book to be very inspirational and easy to relate to.  It helps put you on a path so that it’s easy to take the first step and get started, which is oftentimes the hardest part.

 

 

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Gratituesday 5/26

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I am using my Choose Gratitude: Blessings Journal and I love it.

Here are the things I wrote down this week:

  1. being in the moment
  2. Di-Gize & Peppermint
  3. Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine
  4. watching my kids play together when they don’t think I’m paying attention
  5. opportunities to help others
  6. dates with my daughter
  7. nights that someone else plans, cooks, and cleans up dinner

 

 

Heavenly Homemakers do Gratituesday too!

 

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Thank you Happy Map for the photo.

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Gratituesday 5/19

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I am using my Choose Gratitude: Blessings Journal and I love it.

Here are the things I wrote down this week:

  1. hot, peaceful, uninterrupted showers
  2. lunch with friends
  3. a surprising invitation from a new friend
  4. compassion
  5. falling asleep to the sound of rain
  6. running errands as a family
  7. simple Sundays

 

 

Heavenly Homemakers do Gratituesday too!

 

gratitude

Thank you Happy Map for the photo.

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