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Monday Musings

Afternoon all! Instead of a standard, categorized post, I just have some loose thoughts this Monday. Daylight Savings Time has me thinking about time. Time is a scarce resource, as I learned back in my microeconomics class. We have to think carefully about how we use our time. That we don't fritter away the time. That we live with a healthy balance of intention and leisure.

This month is shaping up to be a busy one. I've felt a bit like Lewis Carroll's White Rabbit, dashing about saying, "No time to say hello/goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!" In this post, I'm going to share my time-allocation goals, particularly how to wind down between one obligation and the next.

Enjoy the daylight

Even though I'm miffed about losing an hour of sleep, that extra hour of daylight does bring some hope for spring. Take a moment to enjoy the light - go for a walk on a sunny afternoon or capture the serene glow of golden hour.

Stay on top of things

To keep track of all the things I have to do, I use Sticky Notes for each day of the week. There's some real satisfaction in backspacing each task once it's completed. On to the next sticky note...

(You can still download the March desktop backgrounds! Available here.)

Try something new

Take a class. Cupcake decorating for instance! This week I'm going to hone my piping skills at a specialty cupcake class. Hopefully, it will teach me how to make desserts look polished and professional, rather than relying on naturally beautiful decorations like flowers and berries. :)

Pick up a hobby or revisit an old hobby that you stopped for some reason. Yoga is on my list. I had started practicing yoga summer (free classes in the park, woot!), but got away from it in the winter months. The old "no time" excuse, ya know.

Take care of yourself

Go for that aforementioned walk, even if it's just a few minutes around the block. Breathing in some fresh air can make a world of difference. This fun article from Cup of Jo explains why.

Give yourself an at-home facial. (A great time to multi-task, by the way. I started writing this post when I was wearing a charcoal pore strip, haha)

For some more feel-better ideas, read my post on Banishing Winter Blues.

Battle of the Blackheads

'Til next time,



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