August 1 OLW blog hop: post it note reminders

OLW post it reminder

OLWbloghop_LOGO_zps1135306cHello friends!

I wonder if every evening when Mr. B comes home from work, he’s a little hesitant because I’ve probably changed something around the house. It happens so frequently that he’s not surprised anymore… maybe just curious. Sometimes it’s that I’ve painted a lamp; other days there’s a new mirror or I’ve rearranged the furniture. What I mean to say here is that when he started seeing Post-it notes around the house, he probably knew it was just me being kooky again and just smiled to himself. Ali’s One Little Word class assignment for July was to put up little reminder notes for ourselves and notice how it affects our progress.

OLW post it notes

I found that these little reminders helped tremendously and I don’t plan to take them down any time soon. The one that says “exhale” is on the door frame to my daughter’s room and every night when I am tiptoeing out after putting her to bed, I notice it and it helps me transition to some me-time.

OLW purse post it reminder

Or the one I have on the door that heads out to the driveway… when we are rushing out in the morning, I see it and I remember the point of what this whole motherhood things is about. Togetherness, love, enjoyment, teaching. It’s not so much getting somewhere on time as it is being calm and present (while still getting there on time). :)

I definitely need to make some more reminder notes for myself!

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Be sure to visit these other participants to see what everyone is up to. You can see other posts about my OLW project here.

Lee: http://thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife/ (our amazing organizer!)

Cheri: http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com

Michelle: http://www.table-for-five.com

Margareta: http://www.paperpilekitten.com/

Lisa: http://backtoallen.com/category/challenges/one-little-word/

Naomi: http://www.poeticaperture.com/ <— You are here.

Missus Wookie: mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com <— Go here next.

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18 Responses to August 1 OLW blog hop: post it note reminders

  1. I like the idea of different messages in different places. May copy that – I did find the reminders helped me remember to make myself a higher priority.
    Missus Wookie recently posted…OLW August Blog HopMy Profile

  2. Cheri says:

    I love that you actually stuck them all over the place. Kinda sad that given my word is “dare” I didn’t have the nerve to put anything up where my family might see it. I’m more guarded around them than the rest of the world. Need to work on that.
    Cheri recently posted…One Little Word Blog Hop – July EditionMy Profile

    • Naomi says:

      I think that’s understandable. They are closest to you and so you are the most vulnerable around them. As long as you know your word, you’re on the right track, I think!

      • Cheri says:

        So I’m giggling at your comment on my blog. No, it wasn’t a crowded beach. It was 7:00 in the morning with just the occasional runner or couple out for a walk passing by. And yes, I do find it easier to practice Tai Chi in front of strangers than to be vulnerable and authentic around my own family! Which is why I was admiring your ability to just stick those post-its wherever. And I may “dare” myself to do it this month!
        Cheri recently posted…One Little Word Blog Hop – July EditionMy Profile

  3. michelle says:

    I love having little “reminders” at your front door on your way out. We recently hung this — http://instagram.com/p/becg2nnUQd/ — by our front door and I love to see it everytime I walk out the door. I can think of a million other things that would be good reminders for me before leaving the house, my front door could get quite cluttered if I let it! :)
    michelle recently posted…One Little Word | JulyMy Profile

    • Naomi says:

      Michelle, that print is wonderful! I have Neil Gaiman’s book “Make Good Art” right here next to me to begin reading today. How funny! I love having reminders too… that’s why I want to put them everywhere. My favorite one is right by the sink where I clean up every night. :)

  4. Great notes! I feel calmer just by looking at your photos. :)
    Margareta Carlsson recently posted…One Little Word August Blog HopMy Profile

  5. What a great practice. Maybe you can enlist your husband to post some in some unexpected places so you can come upon them by surprise. ;-) Wishing you a month of plenty of breathing room and sweet stillness so you can remain centered for your wonderful life.
    Deborah Weber recently posted…Self-Care: A is for…My Profile

  6. Christie says:

    Yay for post-it notes! I have them every where too, and I am sure my husband thinks I on the take from 3M. Those visual reminders are so important, so we can focus on what is really important. I just bought some very cute new stickies from the Dollar section of Target – pie charts, graph paper and speech bubbles, can’t wait to “decorate” the house :)
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    • Naomi says:

      Fun fun FUN!! I think I’ll take a cue from you and make mine more decorative and colorful.

  7. I love that idea…..borrowing:)
    I hope one of your stickies
    reminds you to enjoy the beauty
    that is you:)
    You are a gem.
    -Jennifer
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  8. I love the post it notes! It is so helpful to put up reminders of the things that are important to us. Over time, they will become habits. Such a wonderful way to live life!
    Michele Bergh recently posted…Journey Back to Yoga…It’s What I NeedMy Profile

  9. Ruth Packard says:

    Your post-its inspired all of us as well as you! I had to laugh when I was reminded of my last post-it surprise. Our little 3 yr old great niece and her family were visiting us. Lucy was very quiet for a very long time. I could see her little head occasionally bobbing up and down in my art studio. After she had gone to bed, I discovered my entire stock of post-its stuck in every possible place of the room, including the carpet and under the tables! Each one had a tiny flower drawn on it! Although she could not write words, she had spoken to my heart!! It was a long time before I removed them!
    Ruth Packard recently posted…A Crazy CritterMy Profile

    • Naomi says:

      I think I would have done the same (left them as they were for a long time!) because of their simple beauty. :)

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