What is this blog formally about? I don’t know anymore. Today it’s about grocery shopping with a plan. Do you mind?
I love a plan, I love a planner BUT… I also struggle occasionally to commit to a plan and I currently lack the energy to make one some weeks.
I’m a wishy washy planner, it’s a blessing and a curse.
Yet, I find that when I go into something with a plan it becomes a total game changer.
Take meal planning and grocery shopping. Last week I made a crock pot based meal plan with attached grocery list, all in one document.
I bought the stuff for the decided upon recipes and executed them early in the day when I had the energy.
Our entire week felt pulled together by this one act. It was insane.
I once heard a pastor say that flossing was his game changer or hinge habit. If he was flossing, it led to other healthy habits. When he stopped flossing? Things started to slide.
I think there is truth in this logic. When we feel good about the way we are approaching our week we feel more confident about adding in other good stuff.
Like last week I finished some sorting and got our coat closet and medicine cabinet in order. I give credit to the original meal planning.
I used to work at Franklin Covey, back when they had stores in the mall, and we sold a paper form called the meal planning / shopping list. So I sort of recreated it in google docs a while back.
Last week Monday I scanned the ads, pinned easy recipes and then acted upon it.