#BreakThings: Starry Night
Growing up in Montana, outside of the city limits, I saw the stars every night. It’s easy to take something so glorious for granted when it becomes a daily fixture in your life. But after a decade spent living in D.C., I learned to appreciate the night sky again.
So last night, when a broken street lamp and new moon converged to make the stars visible from my backyard, I stood in the chilly air staring skyward until my neck hurt. And I thought about all of the billions of people who have looked upon these same stars over the millennia.
Maybe they sought direction to a new land.
Maybe they made a wish.
Maybe they just prayed to see another sunrise.
It’s hard to know what the world will look like from day-to-day during these tumultuous times. So it’s comforting to know that some things are constant.
I miss quiet. And solitude. Of all the things the pandemic has taken, I miss peace and quiet the most. So this article in Psychology Today discussing the importance of silence really resonated with me.
From improved focus and mood to increases in brain activity, the benefits abound. So if you’re feeling out of sorts, perhaps what you need is a little quiet time.
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Kyle cooks our daily driver meals — tacos, rice bowls, etc. — and I break out the recipe box to whip up something new from time-to-time. But these days, the prospect of cooking a big meal is just exhausting. That’s why I’ve started making new salads and side dishes instead.
Just add a fabulous new side dish to an easy weeknight-protein and you’re done. Find these crispy leaf potatoes and my other favorites on Pinterest.
Joanna Gaines from Magnolia offers tips for choosing wall art for your home. From measuring properly to pairing pieces together, you’ll learn the basics of picking the best pieces for your space. Because when we’re all isolating at home, we should be able to look at something lovely.
A four-day workweek and a three-day weekend sounds like a great idea. Some employers have even found that it boosts productivity, eliminates unnecessary meetings, and increases worker morale. Is shortening the workweek an inevitable part of our workplace evolution?