Monday Coffee Talk

Hello Monday! I’m feeling better than I have in months! I couldn’t be anymore excited about it in fact. Once you dig yourself so far into a hole it’s hard to see the way out. Over the weekend I found a few herbal supplements to help with my extreme anxiety. My family has an addictive personality so I wanted to be careful what I chose. The herbal way seemed like the way to go, however I am still taking the meds my doctor prescribed (No one was harmed in the actions portrayed in this post).


Goal One // Start a new after work routine. Since I’ve been in my reclusive funk for months I think it’s time to become positive again. For months I’ve been going to work, coming home, feeding Ruppert, then going to bed. No more, nuh huh!

Goal Two // To do at least one crafty thing this week. I get to work at 7:15am & get off around 6:00pm, that doesn’t leave a lot of time to get things done but I want to start at least one project this week. Even if I have to finish it on the weekend.

Goal Three // Practice yoga at least 3 times this week. It’s amazing how well those poses & their stretches melt away stress.

Are you doing any goal planning this week?


About Leslie

Daughter. Sister. Christian. Latte addict. Humble. Goofball. Creative. Crafty. Thankful. Loved. Confused. Loud. Sarcastic. Yoga participant. Football & Basketball lover. Cartoon Watcher.

42 Responses to Monday Coffee Talk

  1. You should work out when you get home from work! It might leave you with some energy to do other things such as that craft project!! Yoga sounds perfect!

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  2. Joski Byrne says:

    I like the idea of having little, achievable goals. Great post – thanks. 🙂

  3. Donna says:

    I have severe anxiety and depression myself. Setting goals is a great place to start. I love to make lists and cross stuff off. Feels empowering. I even put easy things on the list so that I can cross stuff off….like get a haircut, or grocery shop.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I started a Get Fit Challenge this week! Good luck sticking to your goals 🙂
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  5. Love the idea of doing something crafty weekly. That’s a great idea and a positive outlet!
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  6. Michelle says:

    All great goals. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Crafting is a great outlet for stress and it relaxes me.

  7. Claudette says:

    Coffee and talk – did someone say that? And interesting topic? Great ideas and great post! 🙂
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  8. Mistle says:

    Great goals! I have been trying to up my workouts and get into better shape recently. Yoga is so relaxing!
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  9. Haley says:

    I suffer from anxiety and depression too! Realistic goals help me so much. I love that you picked 3!
    Thanks for sharing your story,
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  10. Yoga is an awesome way to beat stress. I think that you just helped me figure out a personal goal for myself: get back to doing yoga 🙂
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  11. I have yoga three times on my goals list this week too! Along with getting in at least 80oz of water a day!
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  12. Mary Hill says:

    I am working on goals for BlogHer and SheKnows. I got selected as a SheKnows Expert. 😉 Plus, I am trying to write posts this week for my regular blog. I am also trying to grow my Literacy Musing Mondays linkup. Hope you will check it out. 😉
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  13. [greeings from #MondayBlogs]

    I too set goals — not just at the beginning of the week, but as often as I need to do so. I love having support. I run a Facebook group and belong to a mastermind where we hold space for each others’ goals each week.

    I love this: Classy, sassy, and a bit smartassy! Nice wordsmithing!
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    • Leslie says:

      I haven’t set goals in a really long time so I thought these would be perfect to start with. That is cool, which Facebook group do you run?

  14. Jazmine says:

    Making weekly goals really help you get a step towards those long-term goals you set for yourself. I think it’s great that you want to set a night routine. I never really thought about it but it is just as important as a morning routine. I hope you accomplish your goals this week.

    • Leslie says:

      You know, I’ve never really thought about it either, until right now. It’s just a little something to get my mind off the craziness at work. I hope your having a great day!

  15. LizZ H. says:

    I totally agree. Go for a nice long walk after you get home. Those are always nice. Especially if you have a beautiful park nearby!

    • Leslie says:

      There is a gorgeous park around the corner. There has been coyote’s seen out there recently though. I like to walk around downtown district and look at the beautiful houses & flowers everywhere. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I much prefer herbal supplements over anything else as well. Girl, that is a very long work day. It is easy to see why you go home, and go to bed. Good for you for choosing to fit in more activities into your day. I look forward to hearing about what kind of crafty thing you do this week. Happy Monday!
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    • Leslie says:

      I use to craft all the time, I have no idea what happened. I’m thinking of a few different things to do craft wise. I hope your having a great day!

  17. Jenn Peters says:

    I need to set some small goals now too! One thing I’m working on is a personal makeover. I signed up for one if those wardrobe subscription services to start smoking up my style. Something completely new for me!
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  18. Ashley says:

    Love your goals! I need to implement some myself. (-:

    xo, Ashley via It’s a PAshion Blog

  19. I have been amazed at the herbal options for nearly everything. Glad you are nipping that anxiety!
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  20. I just started following your link up today! I found it through Jasmine then I found you on the bloglovin’ link. Anyway, i love your goals. I’m right there with ya sister! I was in a funk for a while, too then I got started on a morning routine that involves yoga and prayer and I feel a hundred times better. I love to craft, too and i’m missing that. One of my goals is to get back into it more and start selling my jewelry again.
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  21. Great idea. I need to start setting more weekly, monthly and yearly goals in order to begin to get some things accomplished outside of work and being a mom 🙂

  22. My goals are to exercise more, drink more water, and eat less. Along with a bunch of other things I must do.
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  23. I totally know what you mean… I get home from work at 7 every night and after all the blog work, eating, relaxing and spending time with the hubby there isn’t a lot of time left for fun crafts. Love the motivation!
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  24. Shann Eva says:

    I hope you reach your goals this week .I’m actually working on completing some monthly ones right now too.
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  25. Debbie Denny says:

    I like having goals. Always fun having a good one.
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  26. Carolyn K says:

    I believe in setting goals. I set SMART goals for everything and that really helps keep me on track and reaching the long term goals I have set for myself.
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  27. my sis had gone thru the same phase and I know it’s little tough.. She took almost a year to normalize cause she did not go for the medication. She was using some home remedies for anxiety.

  28. Tiffany K says:

    these small goals are amazing! I love that they are totally achievable, and you will feel great when you accomplish them!
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  29. Amy Dowling says:

    I also do monthly goal setting. It really helps keep me disciplined and getting things regularly accomplished. Good luck!
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  30. Liz Mays says:

    That’s awesome that things are looking up for you more! It’s much easier to plan and look ahead when you’re feeling better.
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  31. Tyler says:

    Great blog! I really appreciated the read!

    If you wouldn’t mind checking out my blog too I would love you forever! Well I’d appreciate it I mean.

  32. Elizabeth O. says:

    I don’t do yoga, but I’m planning to learn this. I workout 3 times a week.

  33. I like doing arts and crafts, but I’ve been so busy the past months, it had to take a backseat. I will also make it my goal to finish one craft every week.
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  34. I am going to be starting yoga very soon. I did a session at Blogher and loved it.
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  35. Cat says:

    I love all those goals so much Lesley – I recently had to ‘renew’ my routine just because of minor life changes, but it really feels good to have evenings planned in advance (rather than just whiling them away because I’m too tired to do anything). Yoga is a massive part of my routine as well – even the shortest bursts of it – and helps me feel mellow.My favourite is the crafty one – I dedicate Sundays now (at least a few hours) to disconnecting from technology and actually using my hands and paper and paints or whatever to be creative. I actually struggle with this one most but once I’ve started it feels amazing!
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  36. eliz frank says:

    Setting goals is a great way to get a handle on some things,and when you add Yoga to the mix, that is heavenly. I wish you much progress on your efforts.

  37. Emerald says:

    I have anxiety as well and have been in a super funk for the past five or so months. Taking meds help but I still feel lost and have no idea what to do with myself. I hope things get better for you and I hope you reach all of your goals.
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