#BreakThings: One Bite at a Time
When I was in my twenties, I thought about turning 30, 35, or 40. What goals should I have accomplished by then? What milestones should I have reached?
I didn’t think about being 38. Like many women, I forgot that most of our lives are lived in the in-between years.
With just 18-months left until I turn 40, I’m trying to make the most of this time in a way that is both productive and healthy, instead of overwhelming and stressful.
I’m setting monthly goals and quarterly goals instead of yearly ones. These short-term milestones are more achievable and make it easier to focus on the road ahead. But what you can accomplish in a quarter builds into a larger yearly or lifetime goal.
It’s like the old joke, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
Learning to focus on smaller, incremental goals can remove some of the pressure that comes with the next big birthday. Because your editor (and this newsletter) will be ‘fortyish’ before you know it.
My partner and I are trying to cook a real Sunday dinner every week. It’s a nice way to beat the Sunday Scaries. And with that meal, we usual enjoy a bottle of wine. So finding affordable wines that we both want to drink is key.
This Business Insider article ranks the best wines from Target, Trader Joe’s and other retailers to help you find the best affordable wines on the market.
2020 has been hard on everyone, but no one more than mothers. Moms are struggling to stay employed, stay coupled, or just stay sane. So Scary Mommy is making the case for giving Mom a break this holiday season.
My partner and I wrote a gift guide focusing on mid-price and inexpensive gifts. Money may be tight this holiday season, but there are still lovely presents to be had. From conversation cards to a sweatshirt celebrating RBG, don’t miss our picks.
Are you having one of those afternoons when your 15-minute break turned into a 45-minute lull? Hey, it happens.
Drag yourself out of the rut with Career Contessa’s 65 ideas for being productive when you’re bored at work. Perform a couple of these tasks to make the most of your Monday afternoon.
The Dream is a podcast about the crazy world of multi-level marketing. I sat down to listen to one episode and got completely sucked in. From miracle concoctions to overpriced leggings to essential oils, this podcast will absolutely hook you.
Things Made By Zulaikha is bringing little things into focus.