For the Thai Coconut Chicken Curry I have Thai Red Curry Paste from a jar that you add to a can of coconut milk and heat. When the sauce is combined I add the cooked chicken to it. The brown rice we make in our rice maker. Then scoop some of the chicken curry over the rice. My favorite way to make green beans is to boil them, drain and set aside. In the same pot I boiled the green beans, to use less dishes of course, I heat a little bit of olive oil and sauté 2 cloves of chopped garlic until slightly browned. Throw the beans back in, add a little bit of salt and pepper and toss to heat through. They taste really good.
After dinner we are going build a fort in the living room with some sheets we rarely use. In our fort we will play a game of candy land. When the game is over we are going to watch the movie Up, and probably have some popcorn and maybe a twizzler or two.
We are all looking forward to it. Last night we came up with the idea of doing this tonight. When Big Brother woke up bright and early this morning, he came in super excited saying “it is family night, hooray!”
It is almost time for me to get dinner started so it will be ready in time, but I thought I would leave you with a suggestion:
How to get things done on your personal to do list that you are not looking forward to, all the while being less stressed and maintaining the feeling of balance.
Try the sandwich technique. Before doing the task, do one thing you enjoy doing to put a positive deposit in your life balance account. Next get the dreaded task done so it doesn’t hang over you, which will be a withdrawal from your account. Then follow it up with another deposit by doing something you like to do again. It may sound very mathematical but if you look at it that way it can help maintain your happiness and feeling of balance even if you had to do something you were not particularly found of.
Do you have a technique that works well for you to tackle getting things done that you may not want to do?