Get Rid of the All Or Nothing Mentality how to get rid of ants in the house naturally – Andrea Dekker

Over the last decade, a lot has changed in my life, in my family, in my home, and even here on the blog. However, the one thing that has stayed exactly the same is how to get rid of ants in the house naturally my desire for MODERATION in every aspect of my life. If anything, I feel even MORE strongly about moderation than I did how to get rid of ants in the house naturally 10 years ago!

I am not one to follow fads or trends, I have never been the type to “jump on the band wagon” just because “everyone else is doing it”, I rarely have super strong opinions about specific topics, I don’t see many things in life as “black or white” with no middle ground, and I strongly dislike all-or-nothing decisions and situations.

There are days when our kids watch a bunch of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally TV and eat lots of snacks because it’s raining outside and I’m tired of listening to to them whine. There are many other days when they are outside for how to get rid of ants in the house naturally hours and hours, playing happily by themselves.

I honestly don’t know of any parent who can truthfully say “never” or “always” to any of the statements above… which means they are also lying (to others and to themselves) and probably feel extremely guilty if/when they they slip up and turn the TV on how to get rid of ants in the house naturally for a few minutes or give their child a piece how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of candy.

Yes, the way we eat now looks radically different than it how to get rid of ants in the house naturally did 10 years ago — BUT that does not mean we ONLY eat healthfully now how to get rid of ants in the house naturally days. If that were the case, we’d never be able to go to anyone else’s home for dinner, we’d never be able to go to a restaurant ever how to get rid of ants in the house naturally again, we’d never be able to accept food gifts from others, and we’d never be able to eat at holiday parties or how to get rid of ants in the house naturally any other social gathering.

• I will enjoy grinding my own grains and making almost how to get rid of ants in the house naturally all my own bread products at home… but I’ll also eat a culver’s burger bun, a sprinkle’s donut, or any other non-whole grain, non-homemade bread product I’m served at someone else’s home.

• I’ll do my best to keep nutritious snacks with me how to get rid of ants in the house naturally at all times and have lots of fresh fruits and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally vegetables available for snacking throughout the day, but I most certainly will not prohibit my children from how to get rid of ants in the house naturally enjoying a friend’s birthday treat, special snacks from grandparents, a ginormous piece of cake on their birthday, or any other special treat or reward they get from how to get rid of ants in the house naturally school, church, etc.

I might be the person who turns down a dinner how to get rid of ants in the house naturally invitation because we just want to be home and get how to get rid of ants in the house naturally our kids to bed on time, but I will NOT be the person who turns down how to get rid of ants in the house naturally a dinner invitation simply because I’m worried we might have to eat some non-organic, overly-processed food or a little extra sugar.

When it comes to managing our 130+ year old home, we most certainly need to keep moderation in mind as how to get rid of ants in the house naturally there are so many things we just can’t do with an old house! There are lots of other things I CAN do to how to get rid of ants in the house naturally keep our home up to my standards, and that’s what I try to focus on.

• I make a lot of my own homemade cleaning products how to get rid of ants in the house naturally and try to keep our cabinets stocked with more natural how to get rid of ants in the house naturally products when I can… but I don’t have any issues using bleach or another chemically-based cleaner to clean tough stuck-on dirt and grime.

• there are always little things I’d love to change or tweak within my home or how to get rid of ants in the house naturally in the landscape, so I keep plugging away at them as I have how to get rid of ants in the house naturally time… but I don’t stress about them or get anxious about when I how to get rid of ants in the house naturally will be able to cross them off my list.

• we enjoy growing vegetables every summer, and I’d personally LOVE to have a huge, “pretty” vegetable garden with raised beds, lots of flowers, and maybe even a scarecrow, but for now, I’m thrilled with all the produce we’ve been able to enjoy from our better-than-nothing vegetable garden!

• I have grand ideas and plans for my blog and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally business, but since I’m still not quite at the point of life when how to get rid of ants in the house naturally I’m willing to devote tons of extra time to these how to get rid of ants in the house naturally projects, I will stick with making slow and small changes over how to get rid of ants in the house naturally time (some new improvements should be rolling out this summer though!)

If I didn’t have an attitude of moderation towards running my business, I could very easily become a workaholic and devote every how to get rid of ants in the house naturally second of spare time to maintaining and improving my blog/business. It would consume me — and I DON’T want that!

I realize there are almost always exceptions to every rule how to get rid of ants in the house naturally — as well as medical, religious, and personal reasons an “all things in moderation” approach to various aspects of life will not work for how to get rid of ants in the house naturally some people. However, the more I’ve thought about it over the years, the more I realized that living with moderation has been how to get rid of ants in the house naturally one of the most important reasons I’ve been able to create (and enjoy) a simplified home and life for myself and my family.

I have wanted to donate the entire set multiple times, but was unable to do so as my sweet mama how to get rid of ants in the house naturally passed away 7 years ago. I have had multiple conversations with myself about the fact how to get rid of ants in the house naturally that mama would never have wanted me to feel chained how to get rid of ants in the house naturally to a gift (hers or anyone else’s), but I still couldn’t shake that all or nothing feeling… until yesterday when I read your post.

It was so obvious! I got boxes and began packing immediately. First in went the items we have never used then how to get rid of ants in the house naturally I kept putting in items that just don’t serve our current needs. I ended up keeping the dinner plates, the salad plates and the bread plates. They all fit in one little shelf and I have how to get rid of ants in the house naturally loads of room for other storage needs.

I just got back from dropping off three boxes filled how to get rid of ants in the house naturally with the other china to goodwill. What a relief. In 2 or 3 years from now if the remaining how to get rid of ants in the house naturally china has stopped serving our current needs, I will feel free to let bits of it (or all of it) go. It just never occurred to me that I didn’t have to keep all of it or donate all how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of it.

Needed this! I *used* to(kind of still am!)be an all or nothing kind of woman. But having a husband and children has broken me in how to get rid of ants in the house naturally a needed way. I can’t just tell my kid to stop puking and lie how to get rid of ants in the house naturally down, because mommy had baking banana bread on the schedule. Haha! I have a long way to go, because I do struggle with things not being done. I don’t do well with interruptions. That is all my life is filled with now(and I’m so thankful for my crew!). But your concept of a little when you can and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally seeing interruptions as opportunities to love and serve others instead how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of annoyances and frustrations(this is my struggle!) helps!!! My momentum gets greatly shaken when I’m interrupted, and I need to learn how to transition better. When I taught in a classroom I would always tell how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the school secretary that I could never do her job how to get rid of ants in the house naturally and constantly be interrupted. Now it’s my life. Haha!!! Being stretched is an understatement, but my lack of flexibility is a character flaw and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally needs smoothed. The process is rough for sure! These ideas are helpful!

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