If someone watched you, would they say you are always in a hurry? Could they tell by the pace at which you talk or walk? Are you often forgetting things because you’re in such a rush? When someone is in a conversation with you, are they getting your full attention or is it divided between checking your phone or emails or taking a call? Are you constantly a few minutes late for things and apologizing about how busy or full the day was? If you can relate to any of these, these tips may be for you.
How do you invest in yourself? Whether you’re unsure what that even looks like or already have some ideas, here’s 12 ways you can take action and make that investment.
“The best investment by far is anything that develops yourself, and it’s not taxed at all” – Warren Buffet
We should talk about how I rate books. Like I said, I’m not great with knowing any fiction book terms or genres other than the basics so here’s the Steph scale on how I rate these books…
Going a week and a half straight on seven hours of sleep per night produces the same test results as 24 hours with zero sleep. If someone is awake for 19 hours straight, they are as impaired as someone legally drunk. After only four hours of sleep, a driver is six times more likely to run his car off the road than someone who had 8 hours of sleep.
These are just a few statistics about sleep that Nate Dallas shares in his book, “You’re Too Good to Feel this Bad”. From topics on sleep, breathing, exercise, mindset, medication, work, money, and more, Nate covers various areas of life where he believes that “you’re too good to feel this bad and you know it”.
I shared when I talked about my Winter List that I was trying to find ways to savor the winter season rather than desiring to skip it completely. One of the ideas on my list was to host a Winter meal prep day with friends. The intention of the day is to make a few freezable meals that you can either quickly pop in the oven or crockpot on a busier day or week, make meals to give to others, or just have something in the freezer you know you like that you can look forward to.
Do you ever have those days where you still have quite a few things left on your to do list and have a few hours left in the day but you feel like you’ve hit a wall? On the flip side, have you ever had a day where within only 2-3 hours it feels like you’ve handled your entire priority list for the week?
If you’ve ever wondered why certain times of day can feel so different than others, then we need to talk about energy.
I’m not sure about you, but until a few years ago, I really believed you could multitask. That you could truly give complete focus to two things at once. Other people said it was true so I believed it. Until I didn’t.
I often find that people think creativity is this thing you either have or your don’t. Have you ever thought to yourself or said aloud, “I can’t do that because I’m not creative”? I don’t believe creativity is a thing you either are or aren’t. I believe everyone can create things, but not everyone may be the most talented at creating the same types of things.
I don’t know about you but I really am not a fan of winter. Between the short hours of sunlight, the biting wind, generally cold days, and add on some icy roads, I really have grown to want to skip the season. But I know that the seasons serve a purpose, and that it’s best to try and find ways to enjoy the season than wish it away. Spring always follows winter. So, rather than wanting to avoid the season, this year especially, I really want to find ways to welcome it and truly savor it. That’s where my winter list comes in.