Getting in shape has helped with my overall motivation but with so many jobs to keep track of it seems impossible to keep track of my productivity. Also, I forget something every day. Most of the time it is something small like forgetting my vitamins, but still I hate that feeling of not knowing what I missed. I also need to remember to make time for myself. My good friend and sister site owner of A Goddess of Literature has similar issues. Thus, she created a spreadsheet for us. I realized just how busy we really are when the sheet ended up with 70 daily line items (for each of us). Sadly, we seem to keep thinking of items to add to it. [Read more...]
I wrote a few days ago about joining the gym. Now all I need to do is to keep up the motivation. I prefer walking, but it gets difficult on super hot or rainy days, plus once winter comes I won’t do it. Rather than going on some fad diet and saying I am going to lose x amount of pounds. I am simply trying to get in better overall shape. I am tired of feeling tired all the time. So, the gym will be anywhere from 1-3 times a week starting with fifteen minutes and increasing up to 30 minutes. Here are my overall goals for getting healthier:
1. Walk or gym a total of 6 days a week (walking will likely be 4 days). As I said, gym will increase and end up at 30 minutes and walks are 30 minutes as well.
2. Go to bed at 10 and get up at 6:00. [Read more...]
As I said last week, one post about 20 pieces of advice for my younger self would be too much. So, without further ado, here is part II:
11. Trust your instincts. Too many times you look for the best when someone shows their worst. Stop and think about it. You will save yourself from more than one bad relationship.
12. Never stop learning. Be willing to learn new skills throughout your life. Each new skill opens up doors.
13. Don’t let yourself go. Take care of your body.
14. Quit caring so much of what others think about you. If they don’t appreciate you for who you are they aren’t worth your time.
15. Spend more time with your kids. They grow up fast. You will regret missing out. [Read more...]
1. Do NOT get married young. Wait until you are at least 25. You are more immature than you think you are and you will never have this kind of freedom again.
2. Do NOT have kids young. See #1 (Love my kids, but should have waited until my late 20′s early 30′s to start)
3. Money is important. Treat it with respect.
4. Save for retirement starting now. Your older self will appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.
5. I don’t care how small your paycheck is, put something in savings each week. [Read more...]
I am going to disclose right up front this post is a total vent, but writing helps me calm down. Is it me or is there a big lack of common courtesy these days? I have really had to wonder if I am super
bitchy witchy lately or are people just plain rude and have no regard for others?
Here are three scenarios (trust me there are others but I don’t want to write a novel) that have happened just in the last few days:
1. It is school vacation week so the company I tutor for has different hours for the week. We handed out notices for the last two weeks and only got responses from half of the people. I took the time to call the other half and left messages. Not one return call. [Read more...]