Today, I tried to do a few minutes of meditation to settle my mind after a fitful night of sleep. Then, a dog jumped in my lap. The contractor showed up an hour early. The neighbor started up his snow blower. And a client called to “just chat for a second.”
I swear, if I’m going to get any quiet time, I’m going to have to get up at 5:00AM.
We often think of emotional labor when we talk about the division of responsibilities between partners, but there’s much more to it. This article from Shape discusses how to know if you’re taking on too much emotional labor in your work or family life. It also gives you concrete tips on how to find balance.
I have somewhere between 15 and 500 home projects that I’m trying to complete before I leave for Montana next month. Real Simple has some fantastic tips on how to declutter and organize every room in your home, one at a time.
Have you heard of Verishop? It’s an incredibly well-curated shop that has everything from fashion to home goods to beauty products. I love window-shopping there, and it’s my favorite place to buy unique, cool gifts. So I put together a few of my favorite things in this widget.
From keeping company with small animals to being covered in moles, none of us were making it out of the Dark Ages in one piece. This funny comic strip explains how every woman I know would have eventually been burned as a witch.
If you’re searching for fun activities to do at home with a date, with friends, or even with children, making dumplings is a great one.
This guide from Bon Appetit will teach you everything you need to know to make pork dumplings (you can also sub in chicken). But Pinterest has tutorials for many different types. Make a few. It’s fun.