Day 113: small nudges

Gratitude list:

  • New helper arrived yesterday! YAY. She might not be the most efficient helper we’ve had but she seems nice and has a kind smile, so I’m hopefully it works out this way. Meanwhile… I have a tidy house 🙂
  • Playdates. Both of my girls are outgoing and love being with other kids. We recently found another chinese family in the building and Sofia has been playing a lot with her. It’s nice to have a couple of play friends in the same building so they get some social time most of the days.

Mondays have been overwhelming lately.  Yesterday I had my day packed with meetings from 10 to 5pm. When I finished my last meeting I looked around and nobody was at home except Sarah (our new helper). This happens a lot lately, I am so focused with work that I somehow shut my mind off from everything around me.

My July habit list is the small nudge that really works. Nudge is an economic term I think, which means gentle “push” for people to do certain things that are beneficial for them but for some reason they are reluctant to do so.  I didn’t run yesterday and by 6pm I noticed that I’ve only got 13k steps so far (I did one hour walk in the morning), so I went out for a walk after dinner and made up 16k. It was very nice to unwind after a busy day with a walk. After dinner, i remember that I haven’t checked on face mask, so I did it with the girls. The funny part was  that 1 minute after we put it on, Lizzy said she doesn’t want to do it again because she can’t eat this way. This girl… always thinking about snacking!!! 😀

Pantry challenge. Things used up yesterday:

  • Dry noodles
  • Mung bean
  • Frozen green pea and some sprouts
  • Frozen dumplings
  • Canned corn

For lunch the family had scallion sauce noodles with green beans and canned corn. They all enjoyed it and it was overall well balanced meal.

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I’m in avocado kick this week, so I made again the avocado toast with avocado, green pea and nutritional yeast, topped with sauerkraut, paired with roasted frozen brussel sprouts with ketchup.

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Dinner was frozen dumplings with mung bean soup.

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