Like no matter how much effort you put forth, you are still falling short in every area of your life? [Read more…]
I’m not the biggest fan of winter. I’d much rather be soaking up some rays poolside with a margarita in my hand during the winter months….but I live in Chicago, so I’m unfortunately not dealt that weather card during the winter.
As a born and raised Chicagoan though, I have come up with some tried-and-true strategies over the years to not only survive November – April, but to thrive and actually enjoy life during these snowy and frigid months. I haven’t always been able to see the bright side of winter, and I’ve had my fair share of wondering why I haven’t moved south yet, but I’ve found that the right mindset and tools to deal with the cold weather can dramatically improve the situation.
I feel you. I used to be the complete opposite of a morning person, a total night owl. I would scoff at people who told me that they loved the wee hours of the morning, and thought they were absolutely insane. [Read more…]
We all want to make positive improvements in our lives, but sometimes it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin.
I personally love the inspiration I get from reading a good self-development book. While you actually have to do the work to apply the strategies provided to your own life to have them make an impact, it all starts with that motivation that comes from a spark of inspiration while you’re reading.
I know that I can’t be the only one who is always on the lookout for some good self-development books, so I decided to do a round up of a few of my favorites to share with you all today!
These books all focus on different areas of your life, and will hopefully provide you with some encouragement and information to help you live your best life. The books I mention below cover a range of topics that include: ways to create happiness, how to live with less, living a healthier life, developing better habits, and tips for being successful in all aspects of life. [Read more…]
We all want more of it….
More time to get things done.
More time to spend with our loved ones.
More time to find out our calling in this life.
While we all crave more time, there are plenty of ways we waste the time we already have on a daily basis.
Today I’m sharing the 25 ways you’re wasting time on a daily basis, and how to fix it so you can reclaim your time back! [Read more…]
Showing gratitude for others seems to be something that happens less and less in today’s world filled with too many screens and not enough face-to-face time.
Between running kids to and from appointment and activities, juggling work and duties around your home, and trying to keep up with your daily responsibilities, it can be easy to forget to make the time to show sincere gratitude for others. I think it’s so important for our relationships and our happiness to make a point to try to brighten someone else’s day and let them know how much they mean to us. After all, our time with them may be much shorter than we realize. [Read more…]
Hi Everyone! Enjoy this guest post from Reelika! XO Christina
Anуоnе whо hаѕ еmbrасеd minimаliѕm, in any ѕеnѕе оf thе wоrd, knоwѕ thе bеnеfitѕ gо fаr beyond whаt уоu соuld еxрlаin in a ѕinglе blоg роѕt.
Of соurѕе thеrе аrе thе оbviоuѕ uрѕidеѕ оf hаving lеѕѕ сluttеr — likе fеwеr орроrtunitiеѕ fоr уоur роѕѕеѕѕiоnѕ tо jumр оut оf thе hаll сlоѕеt аt уоu nеxt timе уоu ореn thе dооr tо find уоur соаt.
But thе rеаl bеnеfitѕ оf minimаliѕm ѕtrеtсh muсh dеереr — аnd widеr — thаn thаt. [Read more…]
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This time of year seems to breed busyness in us all.
Whether you have kids who are back in school and are getting used to a new routine, or are trying to be more productive after the lazy days of Summer have come to an end, Fall tends to be a very busy time of year.
It’s easy to let your stress levels build up and forget to find ways to relax after you’ve had a long and stressful day. [Read more…]
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As the days become shorter this time of year, I find myself feeling a little down in the dumps over the fun and whimsy of summer being over.
While I absolutely love fall and some of winter, the thought of being stuck inside with a toddler for most of the next 5 months can be downright depressing.
I decided that instead of dwelling on my negative feelings toward the cold and dreariness of the upcoming months, I am going to focus on joy and spreading kindness to others. I feel like whenever we make an effort to touch the lives of those around us, even in a very small way, it can reap very big benefits for everyone involved.
Is your life is a little hectic these days?
Like you wish you could just slow the heck down and savor it all a bit more, but that getting to a simplified state seems like it’s an almost impossible task?
I think all too often, we can get caught up in the idea of needing to make big changes in our lives in order to experience big results.
In my experience, I’ve found that sometimes the smallest of changes are what make the biggest impact over time. It helps that they are much easier to implement too and seem more doable to fit into our busy lives when they only take a few minutes of our time. [Read more…]