• “Hygiene”

    This morning I groggily got up from bed, and was moving so slowly that I did not have the time to adequately get ready in my “ideal” way. I wanted to shower – didn’t happen. And I wanted to eat a substantial healthy breakfast. Also didn’t happen. I was hoping this morning would be one with a good start to prepare myself for my first day of work at my new job. The reality is, a lot of times I’m either too busy or too lazy and tired to pamper myself, but somehow people get the impression that I’m a clean, put together person with good hygiene. I guess I’ve…

  • Update

    This is an update about my morning routine that I’ve been trying to establish and work into my daily life. In short, it’s starting to work and it’s getting easier to maintain, and each day it gets tweaked a little bit based on what worked and what didn’t work. To start off, right before I go to sleep, when I’m already in bed, I write down in list form what my routine for the next morning will look like. Okay to be honest, I just started this practice two nights ago, but it’s worked so far.. As I’ve said before, I’m learning as I go. Two nights ago, I wrote…

  • Home

    I love my home. Why? Because it makes me happy. Why does it make me happy? Because I arranged it just the way I like. How do I know what I like? Hm. Good question. Well I guess you either like something or you don’t. Backtracking a little bit, what is my home? What I’m writing about now is not related to cliche sayings like “home is where your heart is.” I’m literally talking about the actual place in which I live. Currently, my home is a bedroom. I’ve been renting a bedroom in a big house. I share a bathroom with another girl, who rents the other extra bedroom.…

  • Mom

    Today my favorite FedEx delivery person stopped by my work to do her usual mail drop off. Her name is Marilyn and she’s awesome. I would say she’s middle aged (old enough to be my mother), African American, pretty sure she has cornrows, and is always able to make conversation about absolutely anything. Either she comes in and starts talking about something that’s been on her mind, or I tell her something about my weekend or how I’m doing, and she always has something substantial to respond to whatever I say. I really like Marilyn. I feel like we’re friends, even though I’ve only been working here for a little…

  • Consistency

    This one blog post a day thing is getting a bit tiring, but here I am again. Thanks to my blogger friend┬áSam, I’ve been learning and practicing how to just “show up.” Like, here I am now, showing up to wordpress.com to write a blog post, even though I don’t feel like doing it. The thought and strategy here is that simply showing up, presenting yourself, is the key to consistency. Take a full-time job, for example. Whether you like it or not, you gotta show up – doesn’t matter what mood you’re in. You have no choice, unless you want to lose your job and have trouble paying your…

  • Outlet

    The other day I talked about my discovery of how simple it was to make chicken soup with a slower cooker. I tried making it again and it tasted horrible so I need to do some major studying online to tweak my recipe. So please, if you were at all inspired by my crock pot chicken soup, you really should know what you’re doing before trying to make anything. Doesn’t mean you should be the best cook in the world. By “know what you’re doing,” I mean that you should find a tried and true recipe, or look up tips and tricks online, on YouTube, from your grandmother, etc. As…

  • Habit

    My new favorite blogger is Sam Brown, a 26-year-old perfectionist from Australia who has successfully learned to live a life that is not hindered or limited by her perfectionism. Every day I look forward to reading what she writes, or hearing what she has to say on her YouTube videos, which are lengthy, unedited, and consistently posted every single day – she’s my role model for overcoming the perfectionist complex that has stopped me from getting so many things done with my all-or-nothing attitude. By default, perfectionists cannot complete a task without feeling the need to make it perfect. As soon as there’s a feeling of overwhelm or doubt, they…

  • Productivity

    I’ve been considering what the best approach is to living a life full of productivity. Interestingly enough, I’ve learned that being productive doesn’t necessarily mean pushing yourself to your limit all the time. In fact, my hypothesis is that being productive is actually very easy, if we know how to do it, EVEN if we were born “lazy.” Before I proceed, I want to first say that I’m not promoting a life of getting by with short cuts – but I would say that there are “short cuts,” that is, more efficient ways, to accomplishing various tasks in life. To me, efficiency means less time used and less energy expended,…

  • Mornings

    One thing that almost all successful people have in common is a regular morning routine, usually starting from the wee hours of the morning. And that makes complete sense to me, because it implies two things: 1) productivity, and 2) discipline. Obviously, if you wake up earlier in the morning, you’ll be able to accomplish more than the others who are using the same time to snooze. And a regular, daily, consistent routine requires discipline. With discipline comes consistency, which results in productivity. My last post indicated that I’ve had a lot of trouble waking up in the mornings, despite all my years of dreaming of becoming that perfect morning…

  • Imbalances

    I struggle with imbalances. I guess currently the struggle seems more real because of something called PMS. That mixed with clinical depression (with all the stigma attached to it – more on that another time, maybe). Imbalance to me is pretty much equivalent to inconsistency, which in the long run really leads to failure. But somehow, as inconsistent of a person I have been for as long as I can remember, I think I’ve turned out alright thus far. I mean, I think the majority of people respect me as a person. Anyway, the reason why I’m writing this post is to help myself process and understand why PMS or…