Take a Little Time ~ Take 5

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Happy Tuesday, Friend! I’m sorry to be a day late with this post! I was working on it last night while snuggling with my little guy on the Story Chair, and apparently we both fell asleep!





So… I was flat on my back for a few days last week with a nasty tummy bug.

I’ll spare you the details, but it wasn’t pretty.

But because I had a little downtime, I was able to rethink how I make goals for myself.


I think it’s time for a makeover. A goal makeover.


One of the things I’ve been contemplating is identifying some of the factors of why it is so difficult to find time for ourselves.

Let’s see…

  • Kids
  • Work
  • Blogging
  • Housework
  • Spouse
  • School
  • Crazy schedules
  • Not valuing ourselves
  • Forgetting how to take care of ourselves

Please tell me I’m not alone in this… Does this sound anything like your own house, too?

I also realized that I’m a bit of an overachiever. I set goals that are pretty high and not always attainable, and then I’m hard on myself when I don’t reach those goals. I think I need to scale back a little on these goals – and be more intentional about what I am doing and why I am doing it. What is really going to feed my soul this week? What is going to help me to really take a little time for myself?

I also wanted to see if y’all would be willing to join me in a weekly GROUP goal? We all have our own things that we hope to cross off our personal to-do lists for the week, but I thought it would be fun if we worked together to concentrate on one main goal! How does that sound?

Before we get started on this week’s goals, let’s look back at the old ones…


Last Week’s Goals ~


  • ~ Continue to drink 60 oz. of water each day, along with coconut water once or twice this week.
  • ~ Work out 5 times this week for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • ~ Remove my old polish and apply new polish to my toes.
  • ~ Memorize. Keep working on James 1:1-4 with my group of friends.
  • ~ Spend some time outside enjoying the gorgeous (unJanuary-like) weather we’re expecting this week!
  • ~ Continue tackling that one project I’ve been putting off.
  • ~ Take multivitamins each morning.
  • ~ Put on real clothes during the week and stay away from my shlumpy sweats or workout clothes unless I’m actually working out.
  • ~ Do at least ONE little thing for myself each day… just because!
  • ~ Continue to read Love & Respect with my Beloved.


Our Weekly Group Goal ~


  • ~ Measure out and drink 60 oz. (or your goal) of water each day.


That’s it! I’ve gathered from the comments and messages that I’ve received, that drinking enough water is a big hurdle for many of us, so let’s do it together! Let’s do it as a team!


Personal Weekly Goals ~


I want to reduce the number of my weekly goals into an easier number to tackle. AND I want to break them down into categories so I know not only what my goals are, but why I’m doing them.



Continue memorizing James 1:1-4 with my group of friends


Exercise at least 5 times this week.


Continue to read Love & Respect with my Beloved.


Write down three things I’m grateful for every day.


Will You Join Me? ~


I’m curious – as I’ve been thinking about all the things that have kept me from taking better care of myself, I’m wondering – What things are keeping you from taking a little time for you? Kids? Work? Crazy schedule? Are you like me and forgot how to take care of yourself?

One of the hardest parts of taking a little time for myself has always been coming up with ideas for how to take care of me. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of 101 FREE (or nearly free) Ways to Take a Little Time for US! And I’d be thrilled to send it to you! Subscribe to the free email updates from Just One of the Boys – just enter your name and email address below -and I’ll send you your FREE copy!


101 Ways


I’ll keep sharing even more of my progress on Facebook and Instagram this week, and I’d love it if you joined me. It would be way more fun with you! Let’s find a second to actually take a minute, SIT DOWN today, and just breathe. And don’t forget to drink water! Let’s put our health, our hearts, and our heads back on the to-do list – and let’s start taking better care of ourselves today!


~ Ginger


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I'm a wife to my Beloved, mom of three boys, bookworm, survivor of a broken heart, and Kansas Girl. It is my desire to encourage you. No matter what storm you're going through right now, you are not alone. I promise.

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