The price of productivity

Last week, I published the blog "Time management tips for maximum productivity AND fun." Maybe you read through my time management tips and thought I had it all figured out -- or maybe you thought I was intense and insane. If you thought the latter, I agree with you. I am intense. At times I … Continue reading The price of productivity

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A quick tip to end your workday stress free

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Emerson If only … Continue reading A quick tip to end your workday stress free

Managing Your Stress 302

Sweat out the stress Managing Your Stress Part Three: Embracing Unavoidable Uncertainties Topic: naturally stressing your body One of the best ways to deal with life's stressful uncertainties is with exercise. If you've read the blog before, you know that I'm a huge proponent of exercise (particularly running). It's not just useless hype, though, so … Continue reading Managing Your Stress 302

New blog series coming soon

A fellow blogger's recent post about finding time to relax has inspired me to start a new series called Managing Your Stress. The series will consist of three parts: Part One: Overscheduled and Overwhelmed Part Two: Being the Best or Being Your Best Part Three: Embracing Unavoidable Uncertainties I'm a very anxious person who can … Continue reading New blog series coming soon

A toxic relationship with sleep

I recently posted "Powering down for the night" and talked about some of my issues with sleep. Well, being unable to sleep is not just an occasional problem that I have. Every night I get anxious around bedtime, wondering if I'll be staring at the ceiling for hours on end. Worrying about whether or not … Continue reading A toxic relationship with sleep

The stress trade-off

When your family and friends experience stress and anxiety, they often pick up the phone to tell you about it. They want to vent and let out their emotions, and you can end up being the dumping ground. There's a fine line between being supportive and being an emotional punching bag. You get to the … Continue reading The stress trade-off

5 reasons to have a planned elopement

An elopement doesn't have to mean you and your future spouse on the steps of a courthouse; it doesn't have to mean sneaking away in the dark of night without telling your family and friends; it doesn't have to mean that you're ashamed to be getting married. Eloping can be just as glamorous and exciting … Continue reading 5 reasons to have a planned elopement

Saying “I do” to a busy, stressful 2016

Big news! Blake proposed on Christmas Eve, and I said yes! While the ring is gorgeous, the best part of the gift is getting to have my best friend forever. I truly had a life-changing Christmas. It has also been rather stressful. As soon as I opened the box, the wedding plans started whirring in … Continue reading Saying “I do” to a busy, stressful 2016