The phrase “First, I drink coffee, and then I do things,” runs very true with me. It can even be said that I’m not doing anything, until I’ve had my coffee. I’m on auto pilot until that warm elixir runs down my throat. A mindless zombie, feeling my way around the house. A purple minion, if they delay is too long. But I don’t need coffee for the caffeine. “Coffee time is me time.”
Category: Home & Lifestyle
There are numerous reasons to treat yourself like every day is a special occasion. Getting into the habit of treating yourself can foster positivity, a stronger mindset, promote goodness, and encourage appreciation of life, of things that matter most, dreams, and so much more.
Only by understanding what the vision is can it be wrought and subsequently actualized. It is future focused, taking into account goals and intentions. In this regard, a personal vision defines what you want in life, your future achievements, and hopes. It cannot stop there though.
Another year has passed and another has come. As we welcome in 2021, what does this mean? Will the new year treat us well? 365 new opportunities. New chances. New gym memberships? There always seems to be something about the magic “first.”
This tradition has changed over the years to being filled with candy and little knick-knacks; and, of course, different cultures have their own corresponding protocol for filling stockings. At home, my mom tends to be the one who fills our stockings with our favorite sweets and goodies—and no, I’m not too old for that yet!
One of the most cherished and celebrated holidays around the world is Christmas. The spirit of the season completely changes the atmosphere everywhere. Still, this holiday that brings joy and happiness also carries its share of dread and stress due to the one thing that causes everyone to pull their hair out this season. Money.
An exciting thing about Christmas time is breaking out the Christmas movies! Just like Christmas music, this is the time to play them like crazy. Sure, we could watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music any time through the year; but, if you’re doing a Christmas movie marathon in December, you won’t get shunned for it, unlike how you would be for doing so in March.
Everyone has that friend or loved that is especially difficult to shop for. You know that person. You’re checking off your list and then you get stumped on that one name. Admittingly, I am usually that person; so, I know it’s difficult to shop for that introverted friend or family member.
These three items could be easily surmounted if not for the final inhibitors—fear and doubt. Public speaking terrified me, despite being a teacher (I spoke everyday), and I doubted that whatever I would say would be received. While I could have let these excuses hold me in a place of fear and stagnatism, I had to remember that I moved halfway across the world… by myself.
You won’t see swimsuits, daisy dukes, and flip flops now for a while, unless you live in tropical area that is. Even still, fall is officially here and it’s time to bring out the sweaters, scarves and booties; but it’s not just style that changes. Along with the changing colors of the leaves, come those changes in décor, atmosphere, and taste. So it’s also time to brew that pumpkin spice coffee, light apple cinnamon candles, and bring out the flavorful pies.
In this manner, hobbies function as essential lifestyle activities. They combat boredom and listlessness with productive and helpful counterparts, adding value, novelty, and charm. So why not challenge yourself with a new hobby?