Simplify your life with seven simple shortcuts

Life can be hectic, and doing chores isn’t always fun. What if I told you there were some ways you could make those boring household tasks more entertaining and go a little faster? It’s true! We found some helpful shortcuts from that you can do today! You can even get your kids involved and do chores as a family.

You can make a meal prep assembly line, create chore zones around the house for some quick cleaning, make a laundry pile that will make you smile, create a family calendar of events, cooking during your kid’s naptime, shopping online, and cleaning your car every time you’re in it.

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How do you handle conflict?

Conflict is a part of life. Our relationships with each other are complex, and naturally we may come into disagreement with the people around us. But we all handle conflict differently. The Thomas-Kilman model gives us 5 general conflict styles. Focus on the Family has a short 13 question quiz that you can take to see what your main conflict style is.

Click HERE to take the quiz.

It’s also worthy to read about all of the other conflict styles. You may find that you draw from some of the other styles in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the accommodating style. This means you try to serve others while giving and sacrificing in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the competing style. This is what Ricky got on his quiz! If this is your style too, it means that you are assertive and love to win.

Click HERE to read about the compromising style. Compromisers want both people to get something they want out of conflict.

Click HERE to read about the avoiding style. This is what Allison’s quiz result was! If you’re like her, you don’t like conflict and tend to be unassertive in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the collaborating style. This is a relationship focused style that seeks for people to work together in conflict to come to a good ending for everyone.

We hope that you can learn more about yourself from reading about these conflict styles. Click HERE to read the full article from Focus on the Family.

Don’t “should” on yourself!

Did you have to read that title twice? 🙂

Today, The Morning Thing shared some great life advice from author and speaker, Shaunti Feldhahn.

Life is crazy and well….things happen, not always the way we want them to or expect them to happen. When life gives us lemons, or we don’t respond in the best way to a challenging situation, it is easy to say…..I should ofWe should ofThis should of….

Shaunti says Don’t “Should” on Yourself!

Check out her advice, 4 things to do that will not only protect, but actually enhance your relationships.
Click HERE to read the full article.

To-Do #1: Stop before you start beating yourself up

To-Do #2: Give yourself grace

To-Do #3: Live in learning mode instead of performance mode

To-Do #4: Don’t “should” on others

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