Showing posts from March, 2018

One of my favourite things to do in this world (outside of spending time with my family) is traveling. Most of us would have to admit that we do occasionally forget to pack an item that we really need. This can certainly be frustrating, even though there are many products that we may be able to buy once we reach our intended destination. There are, of course, some travel essentials that are really irreplaceable. When we're at home, we almost take it had granted that we have pretty much everything that we need. Things are often different when we are traveling. We need to remember to pack all of the holiday essentials. So, how good are you at packing? In my own experience, I've noticed that most people do remember to pack their really vital travel documents. It's relatively rare that people do forget about things like passports and airline tickets. It tends to be some of the other essentials that are most frequently forgotten. There …

5 Tips For A Great Morning Routine

WHAT’S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE? I have become intimately familiar with the "daily grind" and the adjoining morning rituals many working people have. Does any of this sound familiar: 7:00am alarm blast wakes you, pull yourself out of bed, half asleep jump in the shower, dress, (get kids ready, if you have kids) leave house for work by 7:45am, on the way eat half a bacon, egg and cheese, some coffee, get to work by 8:30am, say your morning pleasantries to friends, check some emails and ESPN (guys) or Page Six (girls) and jump right in and start the day once the caffeine kicks in around 9am. The majority of people I have encountered over the years have had morning routines similar to this, and the purpose of this article is to tell you how much better it can be. It is important to realize that what you do in the morning sets the sets the tone for the rest of your day, and habituating an effective morning custom can do wonders for your life. By following these simple steps, you will …

5 Tips To Be Prepared For The Unexpected!

As you're reading this, I am having surgery to repair a torn ligament in my thumb. It's been 30+ years since I've had any surgeries. How do we prepare for the unexpected in our lives? Especially as we get older, the unexpected medical issues can happen at any time.  Here are 5 tips on how to deal with the unexpected be it a medical issue, job loss, or a broken appliance.

Understand that the unexpected happens. We know we can't plan for everything and the unexpected will happen, eventually, and we can't change that. We can change how we react to the unexpected. Our mindset can change an event from stressful to being prepared and calm.

Have savings set aside.  Knowing the unexpected is a part of life, having three months savings set aside for just such an event can make a difference on how we handle this stress of the unexpected. It can change a negative into a manageable event.  Whether it's a job loss or a broken appliance, you will be prepared.

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Please welcome our guest blogger today, Cas from Clutterbug! I'm sure you've seen all of her wonderful organizing and decluttering videos on YouTube and she has graciously accepted an invitation to talk with us! Please enjoy and feel free to leave a comment!

Minimalism and decluttering is a huge trend right now, and why wouldn’t it be? Who doesn’t want an organized and clutter-free home? I know I sure do! Unfortunately, a lot of people think that heading to the store to stock up on plastic storage containers is all they need to do in order to organize their home and banish the clutter.  Truth time - Buying plastic bins with the intent of reducing clutter is a lot like borrowing money to get out of debt – it’s a short-term, band aid solution. So, how do you really get organized (and stay organized for good)? The process of organizing your home doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or difficult, but there are some important steps you need to take in order to achieve succes…