October 14, 2016

Little Loves | Dinosaur Clothing, Quesadillas and Breaking the Twitch


READ
Last week I was super happy with where I was in regards to reading, and this week I'm quite the opposite! I'm finding myself to be finicky with my reading choices, and I have recently given up on a book I had a bookmark in. I did recently reread a favourite ghost story of mine by Susan Hill, and so it was nice revisiting that.

WATCHED
This past week I discovered a new to me YouTube channel: Break the Twitch. Anthony, the channel's creator, focuses on intentional living and sharing his thoughts and philosophy on the subject, including 'breaking the twitch'. I can relate to the 'twitch' (an impulsive, unproductive response to discomfort) so much, and found the video titled: Break the Twitch: An Intentional Living Philosophy super insightful and enlightening in a way. Since then I've watched a bunch of Anthony's videos and really enjoy the message he is putting forward as well as the way in which he articulates it.

Often times, when it comes to minimalism and intentional living, some people have a very black and white approach to it, whereas Anthony doesn't; he is open to different approaches within the same movement and the fact that what is of value and importance to one may be vastly different to the next person.

Minimising and intentional living are things I've been working on the whole of this year, so I'm glad to have found Anthony's channel and philosophy.

HEARD
'Daddy on the see saw', 'daddy push on swing', 'daddy run run run', etc. Last weekend we went to the park with Alexander as the three of us, and every time Alexander and I have been to the park this week since it has been non stop chatter about when Daddy came to the park - because, y'know, Daddy is so much more fun than Mummy!

Alexander is really started to recall memories more often now, and sharing them with me, which is just so lovely.

MADE
This week I made another super simple dinner that I've been wanting to make for a while but never gotten round to - I made cheese and tomato quesadillas and served them with Mexican rice and some sweetcorn. The meal was delicious, and a hit with Alexander as well as the rest of the household. Another super simple meal added to the current rotation.

WORE
Alexander recently transitioned from his 2-3 clothes into 3-4. I know a lot of people make the wardrobe shift a gradual thing, but what I do is set aside bits that are getting small for a given time period, and then just switch everything all at the one time - donating the entire 2-3 wardrobe and switching to the 3-4 all at the one time. I dislike having to constantly check what fits and what doesn't, and find this way works best for me. Alexander has been loving his dinosaur joggers and sweatshirt combo.

AND LASTLY...
I've already been thinking ahead to goals for the new year and such, is that a little crazy?! Don't get me wrong, I'm not wishing the new year upon us yet, I'm just planning ahead.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!


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  1. Hello Jade, what you wrote about minimising and intentional living is very interesting. I think you and me are not at all the only ones that find this topic very important.
    Most certainly, it's easier to achieve goals that have been set with some care and not decided in the New Year's Eve! :)
    Thank you for these interesting posts. Have a happy weekend! xx

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    1. I think both minimising belongings and intentional living are become more and more common in our current times when, really and truthfully, you can easily become overwhelmed by things and consuming and so many other things that really aren't of importance. I've been incorporating those philosophies into my day to day life for the past year or so and have found such a significant difference in my life! Simple steps, but so effective.

      Haha - that is very true regarding the new year goals!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sara!

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  2. I don't think it's a bad idea to start thinking about the new year already - very sensible! That You Tube channel sounds really interesting, I will check it out. Love reading inspiration and thought-provoking videos. Sounds like you've got a real daddy's boy there! Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. Haha - we do have a daddy's boy, yep! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  3. Your not crazy at all, its always good to plan ahead! That meal sounds amazing! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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    1. I'm such a planner, and am forever thinking ahead to things. I hope you had a good weekend!

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  4. Planning ahead is never a bad thing, it gives you motivation I think! I need to find some more quick meals to add to our weekly 'menu' but Parker is so, so fussy. It's driving me mad! I dread dinner times right now, I don't think it helps that we don't have a dinner table to sit at together due to our building work. Parker is dinosaur mad too! Enjoy your weekend xx

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    1. Oh no, Alexander's never really been a fuss eater - he is particular, but he just gets the same dinner we do. Ah, you're probably right about the dinner table; hopefully you won't be without one much longer!

      I hope you had a great weekend!

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  5. It's definitely not crazy to be planning ahead for next year. I'm already thinking about what my One Little Word will be. :-)

    The quesadillas sound lovely. I'll have to add them to our menu plan list.

    Hope you've had a lovely week!

    Vx

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    1. I know a lot of people pick one word for the year as a whole... I like the idea of that, and look forward to hearing what word you choose.

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  6. Minimalism and living more intentionally are two things I'm really trying to implement into my life and our family. Must check out the video you've recommended xx

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    1. They can both seem quite daunting to begin with, but baby steps really help to successfully implement them.

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  7. I really enjoy reading these little updates from you. I just watched Anthony's video that you mention and do agree it's typical among our generation to spend so much time with the 'twitch' especially with our online culture/being a blogger etc. I do find meditation/regular time-out has helped a lot with focusing on one thing at a time & I try not to spend so much time online but still need to work on it. I'll check out his other videos too. Cute that Alexander is sharing his memories with you. Pip has an incredibly memory, it's crazy isn't it! I haven't made quesadillas in years, sounds like a perfect dinner for little ones! What goals do you have for next year? Have you got anything exciting lined up? Polly x

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    1. Yes - I think the social media has probably helped to rise 'the twitch'. I tend to keep my online hours to a minimum, with the majority of my time being in the morning and evening before Alexander gets up. It's so easy to pick up a mobile device and get lost in the social media apps though!

      I know, right?! Alexander remembers the most obscure things! Haha - no exciting goals really, just a lot of personal progression to be done. :-)

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