How It Feels When Your Habits Begin “Tightening”

Last Friday night, around 8:00 PM, I was tired. It had been a full day for me and a stressful one for the world. I was ready to get into my pajamas and snuggle with my baby girl on the couch with a mug of tea and some mindless television. Instead, I cleaned the bathroom. Let that sink in. I was tired and stressed. I needed comfort. And instead of allowing myself that comfort, I cleaned the bathroom.  Why... read more

Tips For Achieving Daily Goals With An Unpredictable Schedule

In 2017, as in any other year, there are many things I want to accomplish. Last week, I posted my list of goals for the year. Those are big-target goals: abstract ideas, not concrete plans. How do I accomplish them, particularly as my schedule will be wildly different throughout the year? Right now, I’m home with my newborn daughter, and my husband and son are out of the house most of the time. In... read more

November “What I’m Into:” Organization Systems and Bubble Bath

This month features a collection of very low-tech life hacks and happiness boosters! This month, I’m into… My Christmas gift organization system. I love nonfiction books that give me a new tool for improving my life. After I read The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, I changed the way I write to-do lists for work. Instead of making new lists every week and crossing things off as I go, I now... read more