I can’t image quarantine life has been kind to anyone, so I thought this week I’d share a little self care routine to keep us all distracted while also doing something good for ourselves. Skincare is something I’ve grown a huge interest in these last few months. Truth be told, I’d always been someone interested in skincare but as my 28th birthday approached, I was … Continue reading Perfecting your Skincare Routine
I was complaining to my co-workers over lunch about the terrible crowds at Trader Joe’s and how people have to get in line as soon as they walk through the door because the line wraps around all the food isles. One of my co-workers mentioned that he usually shops while in line to move things quicker and then burst into laugher from the look of … Continue reading Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living
Recently I heard the term “Budget your Time” and it intrigued me because I’d never heard someone phrase it in that way. More often we hear the term “manage your time.” The term “manage” for me has a negative connotation, suggesting that your time is something to be dealt with, supervised, controlled even. On the contrary, when I hear the term “Budget your Time,” to … Continue reading How to Budget your Time
I thought it was just me until I saw this post on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been feeling like it’s “all about the money” and I know that in this #debtfreejourney it is, in a sense, yet, I wholeheartedly believe it shouldn’t be. Just because you want to build wealth, save for a major purchase, or eliminate debt, doesn’t mean you lose sight of everything else … Continue reading Stay Silly- Stay Sane: Life isn’t just about material gains.
The Christmas festivities have past, and now we look forward to the new year. New year, new beginnings, right? Let’s start off the year early with a bit of prep on productivity. When I was studying psychology in undergrad, one of the first things I learned was to define the terms. In research, and in life it turns out, it is so important to define … Continue reading Becoming More Productive: The Basics
Where we left off… I want to explore how we obtain happiness in our everyday lives. How do we cut down on stress and worry, and start living our lives to the fullest. To tackle this seemingly impossible task, I’ve decided to write a series of posts to review and summarize Dr. Haidt’s book and other works out there on happiness. Now… I’d say I’m … Continue reading Happiness Hypothesis Review Chpt 1-4
A quest for answers… I recently started reading Jonathan Haidt’s book, the Happiness Hypothesis, and while only on chapter 3, I find that it has opened my eyes to really interesting findings on the human brain, psychology, and morality. This makes sense since Dr. Haidt is a moral and ethics professor at NYU. But the book, according to its title, isn’t about morals and ethics, … Continue reading Happiness Series: Where to start?
Before the year is over, I want to talk about a struggle I face when setting goals. I find myself wanting things to be in neat little boxes. Is it just me? Think about it, we love the idea of binaries— black or white, good or bad, in or out. At yellow lights, no one wants to slow down— we want to either stop or … Continue reading Start Now
How often do you hear the little voice in your head telling you you can’t do something? I would have loved to be a ballerina, but it’s too late. I want to own my own business but I can’t afford to quit my job. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t….. Then we rationalize in the next part of the thought, “I can’t because….” … Continue reading Visualize Your Goals into Reality
Healthy Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge There seems to be widespread misconceptions and misinformation about mindfulness. The term itself is a Western concept inspired by the ancient Eastern practices of Buddhism, but taking on a slightly new meaning. According to Virginia Hoffernan’s witty, if not cynical, piece in the New York Times Magazine, it came to be as a rough translation of the Buddhist … Continue reading Day 29: The Art of Mindfulness