Ways To Avoid Toxic Productivity

While there’s definitely nothing wrong with being productive (I am all for it, actually), but if you obsess about it and it starts affecting your physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as your relationships, then it becomes unhealthy and toxic. Toxic productivity is that feeling that if you don’t accomplish something, then you’re a … Continue reading Ways To Avoid Toxic Productivity

How To Make Your Home A Place Of Rest

Whether you’re out having a busy day at work, or working from home, it’s nice to be able to relax and unwind at home after a tiring day. What makes a house a restful place? For me, it’s about being uncluttered, not too busy, light, and airy. Admittedly, this takes a little bit of discipline, … Continue reading How To Make Your Home A Place Of Rest

Do You Feel Like You Don’t Have Anything Valuable To Share?

Sometimes I feel like I don’t have anything worthwhile to share, either on the blog or on Instagram. I mean, what am I good at, really? I’m an IT professional, but work is something that don’t particularly talk about in my free time. I even doubt my abilities at work oftentimes. Let’s see... I know … Continue reading Do You Feel Like You Don’t Have Anything Valuable To Share?

Do You Save Your Things For Special Occasions? (And Why You Shouldn’t)

Growing up, we had a cabinet at home that displayed china plates and tea sets that were never used (or maybe used once a year). If we received gifts from relatives overseas, whether they were toiletries or chocolates, we’d save them and stash it somewhere, sometimes even past its best condition and quality. I’m not … Continue reading Do You Save Your Things For Special Occasions? (And Why You Shouldn’t)

Practical Ways To Live Below (or Within) Your Means

Lately, there has been a lot of uncertainty in terms of economies and unemployment worldwide. We’re seeing many people - maybe even ourselves, or someone we know - who are feeling the difficulty of making ends meet. Money is the number 1 cause of stress for Americans, and that was even before this whole pandemic situation. It is more important, now more than ever, to try and live below (or within) your means. It doesn’t matter how much (or how little) you earn, if you cannot manage your spending. Below are some practical ways to do this. It may not be for everyone, and you don’t have to do everything on the list. But hopefully, a couple of the tips below can help you if you are in a challenging financial situation.