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

How to Set Priorities

We all have things we want in life, whether that’s earning a degree, raising our children to be productive members of society, or just binge-watching our favorite Netflix show. Unfortunately, some choices preclude others. We are taught that we can do anything, and mistake that for being able to do everything. In reality, we are limited by space, time, and our own imperfection.

Setting priorities makes it more likely that we will be able to accomplish the things we want because it helps cut out the distractions. If something is truly a priority, we should not only think about it, but also act on it. Our words and actions can be at odds at times, so having a list of priorities written down can help us to realize that A) That thing really wasn’t a priority, or B) We need to change our actions. Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Mind, 2 comments

Why A Budget is LESS Stress

There are a lot of reasons people don’t budget. At first glance, it seems easier not to. Budgeting may seem time-consuming or restrictive. Worse, you may be afraid of what you’ll find out about your finances if you do start to budget. Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it? But I know what that vague, guilty feeling is like when you think you might have splurged on something you shouldn’t have. Budgeting doesn’t mean that you can’t spend money on that new gadget – it means that you control your money instead of your money controlling you. Continue reading →

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Organizing 101

My husband and I moved twice in 2016. A moving company was hired for the first move, and not doing our own packing was a mixed blessing. We joked that it was like Christmas every time we opened a box at our new home – we never knew what we would find! Whether or not your kitchen utensils have been found with your Xbox, it can be overwhelming when it feels like all your belongings have been conglomerated into one big pile. Where do you start? When I feel overwhelmed there are a few things I do. First, I make myself a cup of tea and sit down with a good book for 10-15 minutes to help myself relax. Then I follow these steps:  Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Space, 4 comments

Brushing Your Teeth

 

My goal for this blog is to give you the most specific, helpful information I can. The same general principles apply to many habits but by breaking it down for each habit specifically, I hope to make it easier for you to achieve your goals! Brushing your teeth may sound basic because it’s one of those things that society expects you to do, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy for you to remember or make the time for it. In this post we’re going to go through the steps to making this a habit.  Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Habits, 0 comments

How to Beat Decision Fatigue

We like to have options, and have more today than at any other point in history. Unfortunately this leads to unique challenges as well, such as decision fatigue and closely-related information overload. It turns out that out decision-making capacity is a limited resource that depletes as we use it throughout our day.

You make more decisions every day than you realize. Should I take a sip of water or keep eating? Should I take a break or push through a few more minutes of work? Should I work out or sleep in? Researchers at Cornell University found that on average people make 220+ food-related decisions every day. That’s only food-related decisions. When you take into account all the other facets of our daily life, it’s no wonder people get burnt out.  Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Mind, 2 comments