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Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

Self-care is vitally important, but even more so during the unsettling time that we are dealing with worldwide. Self-care helps not only with stress relief but also for overall mental health. Social distancing, self-quarantining or extra family time might have some feeling like they are losing their mental sanity. And although it also doesn’t take a lot to take proper care of yourself, it can be easily overlooked, but during this time it’s crucial.  Here are some different ways to practice self-care now during difficult times now and every day after. Get More Exercise Self-quarantining is affecting everyone’s daily schedules. But now is not the time to get lazy and stay in bed all day or neglect your physical health. Doing a little bit of exercise every day will make you feel better about yourself and raise your self-confidence, which also helps your mental state.  Exercise is really good for helping to…

Building Floats & A New Business – February Goal Recap

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. I hope to inspire you to set goals as well. Last month I shared how bad I am at saving money, so I decided to get smarter about doing it. I changed my direct deposit allocations so that money goes directly into my savings account every pay period vs. me having to withdraw from one bank account and deposit in another. Now the money is out of sight, out of mind and out of my pocket to spend as soon as I get paid. I hope eventually saving money will become more natural to me, but for right now I have a love/hate relationship with saving. I hate saving, but love to see the money sitting in my account. In the continuing effort to be smarter about money, I recently spent…

I Suck at Saving Money, But I’m Gonna Do Better This Month

So we’re almost halfway through the month when I realized that I forgot to post my goals for the month. This post has actually been written since the 3rd, but my work schedule has been so busy. And when I finally get home from work in the evenings either even up having to continue working another couple hours or I don’t even want to touch another computer until the next day. And here we are, on the thirteenth of the month. Just reviewing my goals for the month. #dontjudgeme Let’s just get into my recap of January’s goals below. Finish My Vision Board I gave myself the entire month to finish my vision board because I was lacking the images I needed to complete the board. I asked friends for magazines and even attempted to purchase magazines before I realized the prices had increased drastically since the last time I…

How to Work and Travel Around the World

As jobs become more flexible, more people are attracted to a lifestyle that allows them to travel the world while making a stable income. This opens up a world of possibilities, and not just figuratively. With a remote job, you’re able to travel the world and visit all the places you’ve always wanted to, which wouldn’t be possible if you were stuck with a job that offers ten vacation days a year. If you’re interested in learning about how you can work full-time while being on the road and visiting the most exciting destinations around the world, here’s a couple of tips to help you get started. Become a freelancer When it comes to freelancing, there’s an infinite amount of fields you can work in. Whether you’re passionate about writing, enjoy coming up with new designs, or excel in fields such as programming or web services, you can find a…

Change Your Year for The Better with these 5 Micro-Habits

It’s common to avoid making changes, even though we say we want to; especially if you’re someone like me who doesn’t really like change. One reason for this is that we try to make multiple big changes all at once. However, science has proven that making a few small habit changes is the best way to create effective and lasting change. If you are ready to get started making this year the healthiest and happiest yet, you should start with these seven simple micro-habits. 1. Set Boundaries What is the one thing you consistently do that depletes your time and energy? Maybe it’s a committee which you no longer want to be part of, or a weekly get together with friends that you’ve outgrown. Now’s the time to choose yourself over these non-essentials. Plan a way to get out of these time and energy draining activities. And when new opportunities…