Finding Life's Corners - Solving the Puzzle One Piece at a Time

20 No-Spend Weekend Ideas

It’s easy to fall into spending habits and not really think about them. Having a no-spend weekend allows you to take account of your regular spending and find creative ways to minimize it, at least on a temporary basis.

Does that mean you can’t have any fun this weekend? Not at all! You’ll save money and may even decide to implement no-spend weekends regularly. Continue reading →

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Planner Review: Slay Your Goals Planner

With New Year’s right around the corner, you might be thinking about a New Year’s resolution. I know we still have to get through Christmas, but just put this in the back of your mind for now. Occasions when we are reminded of time passing are always popular for setting new goals: the start of a year, a birthday, the beginning of a week or month.

New Year’s is very popular for this reason, but also has a reputation that those resolutions don’t last. US News reported that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Goals fail for a variety of different reasons, but one of the reasons you have the most control over is lack of planning.

It’s for just this situation that the Slay Your Goals Planner was created. I received a free copy of the Slay Your Goals Planner to review, but all opinions are my own. Continue reading →

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The Why and How of Gratitude Journaling

We have something special today! This is a guest post by my friend Suzie from Cinnamon Sunrise. She’s sharing her knowledge of gratitude journaling – something I have never tried before!

Gratitude Journaling

Gratitude journaling carries a host of benefits, and the act of “being thankful” has been a part of philosophical and spiritual life for most of human history. Gratitude journaling is, at heart, very simple. In some ways, deceptively simple. It’s the act of taking a few minutes each day to write down things from the day that you are grateful for. Continue reading →

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Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is the only time management method named after a tomato. Each 25-minute work session is called a pomodoro after the creator, Francesco Cirillo’s, tomato-shaped kitchen timer. To those of us who speak English as our first language, calling it the “Pomodoro Technique” was probably a better marketing move than the “Tomato Technique.” Either way, this technique attempts to maximize productivity by alternating focused work times with regular breaks. Continue reading →

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Gain Confidence in 8 Steps

You don’t have to feel confident in order to appear confident. Taking steps to look more confident to others also translates into feeling more confident yourself.

Confident people are more willing to take healthy risks and reap the rewards. This could be in personal relationships, careers, or self-development. People who are low in self-confidence are often averse to risk, afraid to lose what they currently have.

Here are eight ways to appear confident even when you’re not. Continue reading →

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Posting Schedule Change

Hello, everyone! I’m just stopping in for a brief announcement this week. There are big changes coming in my life so I have to make some adjustments.

What’s Changing?

Our baby’s due date is coming up fast and I just don’t know what my days will look like as a new mom. I have several posts prepared for you, along with at least one guest post (the first on Finding Life’s Corners!), so you won’t miss me too much while I’m on maternity leave. However, I also want to make sure that the pace I’m keeping will be sustainable in our new life.

Since launching Finding Life’s Corners in May, I’ve been able to keep to a weekly posting schedule. Starting this week I will be posting every other week until further notice. You can expect my next post on October 18. We’ll be talking about ways to feel and appear more confident! Posts will be scheduled on opposite weeks from my newsletter, so you can still hear from me every week if you want. Sign up here!

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