3 Goals You Should Never Set

3 Goals You Should Never Set

I love the new opportunities and fun of trying new schedules (even though sometimes they completely fail!)

However, amidst all of the new year craziness of setting goals, it is important to remember that not all goals are for everyone, in fact, there are some goals you should never set.

Want a successful year? Avoid setting these goals: (more…)

Be Informed About Pulse Oximeters

After Sigalit Magen, a nurse’s assistant in Philadelphia, discovered Monday that her 70-year-old mum was diagnosed using COVID-19 at new york, she’d taken the recommendation of a buddy from her synagogue and bought a pulse oximeter (pulse ox) for her. Following a stint in the hospital, then the mum of Magen is on the mend in the home. (more…)

Drip Coffee Machine Reviews

Drip Coffee Machine Reviews

Picture if I inform you, 52% of coffee lovers in America would rather go with a shower in the day than give up on coffee. And roughly 49 percent prefer to dwell without a cellphone to get per month than move without a coffee, reports current coffee numbers.

Therefore, it’s no real surprise Americans are obsessed with coffee, and naturally, there is nothing like waking up concerning the odor of freshly-brewed cup of coffee before doing something else.

Nonetheless, it isn’t simple when often you have to confront a zombied Starbucks queue to eventually repair your caffeine crave prior to heading out to your job. And probably you do not understand this daily caffeine addiction skims roughly $2300+ annual in the pocket. (more…)

7 Ways to Spark Creativity in 30 Minutes or Less

7 Ways to Spark Creativity in 30 Minutes or Less

While it’s important to realize that we don’t always have to be productive, sometimes work just needs to get done. Creative work can be some of the hardest to complete because it’s not a simple “do this checklist” kind of work.

Here’s a list of 7 ways that I have found help spark my creativity and get me more motivated to work, and they can each be done in 30 minutes or less! (more…)

How to Create a Winter Capsule Wardrobe

How to Create a Winter Capsule Wardrobe

It might just be me, but as far as creating a capsule wardrobe goes, I have the hardest time with winter clothes.

Summer is easy, you don’t need that much variety, just some t-shirts and tanks and you’re good to go! Fall and spring require some cardigans, but not too much extra.

But then winter comes along and I need tons of layers. And gloves. And boots. (more…)

Why You Need a Quiet Place

Why You Need a Quiet Place

Do you ever get tired of all the noise?

Throughout the day we are confronted with many kinds of noise. Questions from children, dings from an email waiting to be checked, and cars bustling along the streets by our homes.

And we’ve gotten used to it. We don’t really notice half of the clamor around us, it doesn’t sink in.

Sometimes this is a good thing. It would be pretty awful to live in a city and be distracted every time a car went by or a child was playing in the yard next door. (more…)

7 Little Ways to Love Your Husband

7 Little Ways to Love Your Husband

Our society goes all out for Valentine’s Day. Flowers, cards, chocolates, and that’s not even counting the nice dinner you’ll dress up for. February 14th is the magical day to express your love, in fact, it’s one of the most popular days of the year to get engaged!

Now, I’m all for a good date, and I definitely won’t argue with flowers, but sometimes it seems to me that Valentine’s Day is a bit overrated.

We have this one special day to celebrate our sweet and romantic feelings, but what about the rest of the year? Do we take the time to go on dates or write love notes to each other throughout the rest of the year? Do we treat each other just as kindly the rest of the year as we do on Valentine’s day? (more…)

When You Just Need a Break

When You Just Need a Break

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Or maybe just really really busy? Do you ever have a sneaking suspicion that you are spending tons of time on something that you may not be passionate about or that you’re going the wrong direction?

These are questions I’ve been mulling over the past couple of months and why I came to the conclusion that it’s okay to need a break.

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been offline for the past few weeks. If you are one of my dear newsletter subscribers, then you got a heads up that I was taking a break from the blog for a short time. Some of you were even sweet enough to send me a quick note encouraging me that a break was a good idea!

Taking some time away from the blog and social media this month was really good for me. It allowed me to focus on other important things in my life right now and get away from the pressure of keeping up with a 24/7 online world.

It also made me wonder why more of us didn’t take breaks from time to time.

Many of us feel overworked and stressed out, and yet don’t see a break as a viable option. We give all kinds of reasons for not taking a break such as “too many people are depending on me” or “if I don’t take care of this it won’t happen/won’t get done in the right way.” We freely use these excuses, but don’t take our health or the consequences of continuing to live full of stress into account.

Learning to let go of the things that are stressing me out has been so good for me these past few weeks. It’s humbling to remember that even though the blog or a certain project may seem incredibly important to me, odds are no one besides me is going to worry much if I take some time away to rest.

Because I have let blogging take the back burner for awhile, I’ve had more time to do other things that I care about like going on a quick vacation with my husband and finally getting a tiny bit of a garden started (more on that soon!) I’ve been able to focus on my other jobs and not worry about constantly balancing things going on in the online world as well.

And guess what? I have a feeling that I’m not the only one feeling like I need a break. We all have times when we’re overtired and doubt what we’re doing, and sometimes we just need to give ourselves permission to take a break. Permission to step back from something that may be stressing you out. Allowing yourself to evaluate where your life is going and how well things are balanced right now.

If you are caught up in a project or activity that is stressing you out, I encourage you to take a break. Whether it’s only a week or even two months, taking a moment to breathe and time to examine your direction might be just what you need to refresh your spirit and give you more energy in your daily life.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? What ways can you take a step back from what you’re doing and give yourself time to rest and examine your life?