Keeping Habits While on Vacation

One of the easiest ways to keep your habits on track is with a regular routine. If you are used to washing your face and brushing your teeth right before you go to bed, you are likely to keep doing it. If you always take a walk around the block during your work break, it’s easy to remember. What do you do if your regular routine is shaken up? You might stay up later than normal and so feel too tired to wash your face, or forget to go on a walk over the weekend when you don’t have that regular break to remind you.

Taking a vacation is an obvious example of this. The whole purpose of vacations is to get out of your daily grind. You’re usually in a new place, doing things that you don’t normally do. This makes it easy to forget the things that you do normally do. Your workflow is broken. Continue reading →

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Productive Procrastination

Procrastination is almost a bad word in the English language. It’s often looked down upon as lazy or linked to feelings of guilt in the mind of the procrastinator. It creates a level of stress because there is an unmet commitment. What would you say if I told you that procrastination can be used productively? Productive procrastination sounds like an oxymoron but it has a real following.

There are times I become remarkably productive while procrastinating. While avoiding The Task, I do other important things in an effort to assuage my guilt. This often involves doing dishes (my least favorite chore) because the self-inflicted punishment of doing another task I don’t like makes me feel better about myself! Continue reading →

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Credit Card Basics

People can have very strong opinions about credit cards. Financial guru Dave Ramsey is beloved by many people but his strict advice about credit cards is to cut them up, pay them off, and close them. However, credit cards are a financial tool just like anything else. They can be a pitfall if you don’t have the self-control to use them well, but they can also benefit you with financial flexibility and rewards like cashback. Continue reading →

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How to Drink More Water

You’ve probably been told to drink more water many times in your life. A common recommendation is 8 glasses a day. This is easy to remember, but does not measure your personal level of hydration. You may need more or less depending on the weather, your health, and how much you exercise. Continue reading →

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

I sometimes wish I could be one of those carefree, happy-go-lucky people, but the truth is I’m not. I’m always pushing to get to the next step and, in some way, make things ‘better’ than they are now. This can manifest itself in many ways, and one of those ways is my long to-do list for our new home. Sometimes my personality is helpful, because I’m proactive and hard-working, but it can also lead to becoming overwhelmed and burnt out.

It may be your personality, a big event in your life, or someone else pressuring you into things. Life is full of stuff and that stuff can pile up until you’re climbing a mountain so big you don’t know how you’ll ever reach the top. When you’re tired, how do you keep going? Continue reading →

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Organization Quotes

Inspiration can come from multiple sources. These organizing quotes come from people in all walks of life such as politicians, philosophers, authors, and fictional characters. Continue reading →

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