Growing up means giving up your free time to slave away at a 9-5 in hopes that someday all this hard work pays off. Yeah, success would be nice…but so would drinking some mojitos on the beach. Winter fun used to mean sledding, building snowmen, and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate. But ain’t nobody got time for that. Whether you’re still in school or sold your soul for a paycheck, your winter wonderland is limited to a few hours in the evening and weekends. If you’re a busy bee with limited funds, add some of these activities to your winter bucket list.
Hate Halloween? Same.
It wasn’t always this way. Before October would even roll around, I’d spend countless hours researching what I should dress up as. I promise that I had every costume idea on Pinterest from 2012 to 2014 memorized. But for the past few years, Halloween has caused me a ridiculous amount of stress and anxiety. Guys, dressing up should be fun and creating a costume shouldn’t be a chore. So this year, I’m just going to shop my closet. Check out these last minute Halloween costumes that require minimal effort and are super comfortable (even in the most awkward situations.)
There are four different types of people reading this article right now:
- You have zero time to be stressed but you’re so stressed that you’re stressed that you’re reading about how to manage your stress.
- You’re the type of person who completely shuts down when you’re stressed.
- You’re looking for a stress management technique that will work for your mind, body, and budget (bye-bye retail therapy and that week-long yoga retreat in Bali.)
- You’re my mom (thanks for supporting me.)
Don’t fit in the above categories? Well, buckle up, buttercup. This stress management technique may help you out of a pickle or keep you as cool as a cucumber.
If you work full-time, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a student, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a living and breathing human being, you know what I’m talking about.
Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day*. But it’s now go-home-o’clock and you have a choice to make. Either let the bad vibes consume you, or try to grasp on a single ray of sunshine. I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of girl who consumes her feelings (happiness, sadness, boredom, etc.) But studies have found that eating mom’s mashed potatoes has little or no more mood lifting capabilities than a Sweetgreens Kale Cesar Salad. I don’t like kale nor crying, so here’s how to recover when all you want to do is bury yourself under the covers.
Mornings are the worst. But unless you win the lottery, you’re still going to have to greet Monday morning with a
grimace smile. Have you noticed that running late has become your morning exercise routine? If so, it’s time to kiss these bad morning habits goodbye and learn how to set yourself up for success.
I spent my childhood bouncing between my local library and The Christmas Tree Shop. I fell in love with reading because at least I had something to do at the library. The Christmas Tree Shop didn’t have a toy aisle yet….the barbarians. In college the library was my sanctuary and I desperately miss the silent section. Whoever came up with the concept of open office plans must have been the most focused human being on the planet. Or wanted corporate America to collapse.
Anywho…do you love to read but would rather spend your paycheck on brunch, rather than books? I don’t blame you. I hate rereading/rewatching things, so why bother taking up valuable space in your apartment? The OverDrive Library has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Here’s why you should check it out for yourself.
I have zero clue when/where my obsession of true crime started. Growing up, I had a severe case of Stranger Danger. But actually. I’d duck and cover every time a car rolled down my sleepy rural road. Now I realize that stop, drop, and roll is more of a defensive mechanism against fire, not evil humans, but I digress.
I can’t be the only one who loves making plans but hates following through with them. While you can’t cancel all the time, here are some believable excuses that won’t let anyone cut into your couch time.
I may have been the only child on the planet that didn’t hate summer reading. In fact, I looked forward to it. But nowadays I spend my free time reading clever Instagram captions instead of classic American literature. This summer I’m going to make a point to read more often. And by read I mean sometimes cheat and listen to the audiobook. But hey, a girl’s gotta stay busy during her commute. Here’s some of the books on my summer reading list…