What you should stop stressing about right now: #6 What other people think about you.

Sibling rivalry taught me how to worry about what other people think.  I am the oldest of four. Two younger sisters, and a brother.  I'm going to preface this by saying that I am, by far, the most sensitive of the bunch, and most likely to over-read into other people's actions and reaction.  Coming up, … Continue reading What you should stop stressing about right now: #6 What other people think about you.

How Stress Affects the Body

So I recently saw this awesome infographic on the Secrets of the Fed website. I know the site can be a bit provocative, but you really can't argue about this image. Every time I see something about the negative consequences of stress, it reminds me to stay focused.  I'm minimalizing and slowing down for a reason. … Continue reading How Stress Affects the Body

Can You Stop Procrastinating?

I am the biggest procrastinator ever!  I keep saying "If I just did what I was supposed to do, I wouldn't have any problems."  I believe that is absolutely true.  We all know we should not be procrastinating, but why do we do it?  I have a theory as to why. We expect too much … Continue reading Can You Stop Procrastinating?

New Month, New Priorities

Saturday, I took and passed (still waiting on the essay portion, though) the examination required to start substitute teaching in the fall. I don't have to think about teaching certification until my scores come back (4-6 weeks).  I felt a huge mental burden was removed after finishing the test.  I almost wish I had taken … Continue reading New Month, New Priorities

Mastering the Art of Slow: Rush Hour Traffic Made Easy

A stressful ride on 826 can pretty much ruin my day.  In the fast lane we have people cruising at a comfortable 45 mph; and in any other lane, you'll find Miami douche-bags racing at 100 mph on a Saturday in the afternoon. You could die if you aren't paying attention. Not to be insensitive, … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Slow: Rush Hour Traffic Made Easy