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Busy Bee Syndrome

[caption id="attachment_4049" align="alignleft" width="321"] Photo Credit: Aaron Burden at Unsplash[/caption] The Story of My Life Here I am sitting at my computer, anxiously looking at the clock. It's really late, and I know that I should go to bed. However, I only have a short amount of time to get this blog done because there are a million other things that I really need to get done before I go to bed. Just like anyone else, I have BBS--Busy Bee Syndrome. What is it about us that makes us feel that we must jam pack every day with activities that we know we can't possibly get done? Even when we vacation, we pack our vacation to the hilt with sightseeing, dinners, walks, museum visits, and such that...

Self-Care Reminder 2020

[caption id="attachment_4043" align="alignleft" width="279"] Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash[/caption] Busy Bee Syndrome In this day and age, it's easy to get caught up in life. You have to be here; you have to be there. It's seems that a conversation can't take place without someone discussing how busy they are, where they have to take all of their kids, and how much work they had to bring home. New technology is supposed to make our lives easier; however, we have to work twice as hard just to afford it. It is constantly beeping, reminding us that we have something to do after we finish what we are doing right now. I can't stress enough how important it is to take time for yourself in this crazy life....

6 Small Steps to Start Your Day Off Right

We hit the snooze for the 10th time only to look at the clock and realize that there are only thirty minutes left to get ready for work. That's when it all goes wrong and Murphy has struck again. Now you can't find the blouse to go with your dress slacks. You're cranky because you can't have your morning cup of coffee. You leave the house with the dreadful feeling that you've forgotten something important, like your briefcase with all of your notes for the big meeting today. Let's give Murphy a kick in the butt and send him on his way with these 6 small steps that will help you start your day off right every day.   1. Get ready for the next day. Before going...

Seek Happiness

[caption id="attachment_4018" align="alignright" width="456"] Photo Credit: Alex Alvarez at unsplash.[/caption] Happiness Must Be Sought After Aristotle wrote: Happiness is a state of activity. This reminds us that we can't wait around for happiness to come find us; we must be active in the search for happiness. We need to make choices, set goals, and plan an attack for achieving those goals. It seems that so many people these days are unhappy, especially with the pandemic. Turn on the news and see a world of negative images. You can find article after article on the internet about ways to find happiness. There is a self-help section in the bookstore that has dozens of books related to finding happiness. Finding is the key word here. Happiness doesn't come knocking on...

New Year Fireworks

Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I Used to Be Like Everyone Else For years I did the same song and dance. It was a new year which meant a new me, right? I would get really excited about it and make sure my resolutions were done before the stroke of midnight. On New Year's Day I would make a plan and think about all the changes that I was going to make this year. This year was going to be my year. Then February would come and go and take with it my motivation (and maybe even the piece of paper with my resolutions written on it). Life would get in the way, and the resolutions would be forgotten. Why I Don't Do New Year's Resolutions As I've gotten older, I've come to realize...

The Comparison Hang-Up

We've All Done It Most of us have no problem admitting that we've spent hours scrolling through Insta. It's become somewhat of a joke these days, "going down the rabbit hole." However, most of us don't want to admit that sometimes going down the rabbit hole leaves us feeling horrible about ourselves and our lives. We didn't spend those hours looking at and buying new shoes for that really cute outfit we just picked out for girls' night on Saturday. Instead, we were slowly breaking down our confidence by comparing ourselves to the beautiful people on social media. It begins innocent enough. You tell yourself it's just a couple of minutes before you get out of bed in the morning. You see a new person to follow....