Inspiration on Organizing & on Living a Better Life

Every week I read and go through so many of my colleagues and fellow bloggers’ posts. Some are new, some are old “reading friends” of my Saturday morning reading routine.

Life can get in the way of sharing their wisdom, insights, and tips, and I decided to start listing them here for you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Grab your favorite drink and enjoy!

Further – The Most Pleasurable Way to Dramatically Improve Your Life – @furtherdotnet

After seeing too many of my female family members struggle and maybe never become free of sleeping pill dependency, I prize every bit of healthy sleep I can get and I learned to create and protect a routine that fosters my beauty sleep. 🙂 Knowing how much sleep I really need to be a happier person makes me a better mother, wife and friend. Having a healthy routine is essential for a life that works for you. How’s your sleep?

Sea of Change – The Third Culture Kid Advantage – @seachangementor

Addie and I have the plan of taking the kids off from school for a year and travel light around the world. Being both of us from different cultures, myself coming to the US as an adult, I’ve been stubbornly sticking to give them a place and a culture “they can call home”. I’m learning that while this may sound “safe”, it may not result in the upbringing we’d like to give them, so slowly I find myself flirting with the idea of moving and living abroad again. Articles like TCK gives me food for thought to open my mind further. Would you live abroad?

Zen Habits – The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play – @zen_habits

Tennis has been the only physical activity I have stuck with and I started it while living on Guam and wanted to try something completely new. Tennis fits me because 1. It takes more than one person to play, connecting me with new people. 2. It’s fun – I hate exercising for the sake of it 3. It’s competitive (but not too much) and finally, 4. I don’t see time passing when I’m playing it. I loved this post because it reminds us that being healthy can and should be fun. Want to form a new habit? Join here.

TedTalk – Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads? – @TEDTalks

You’ll love her explanation on the flat heads.

Becoming Minimalist See the Good in Everyone – @JoshuaBecker
Two of my favorite things cross paths on this beautiful example of how to change things one loaf at a time: community and bread.

Danielle LaPorteThe Principles of Active Waiting vs. feeling-like-a-loser, losing-your-mind kind of waiting… – @daniellelaporte

HuffPost Women – 7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People – by Tamara Star for @huffpostblog

The Other Side of Organizing –Experiencing Life, Loss and Pain of Letting Go – @LindaSamuels

Peace of Mind Organizing – Putting Yourself First – @janinea

Nacho Organiza –  Ordena Tus Espacios Para Fluir Mejor – @Nachorganiza

Smart Happy Organizing – “Please Don’t Ask Me If You Can Keep…” 31 Quotes by Organizing Professionals – @SmartHapOrg

Paper Doll Blog – Tax-Time Freebies To Keep You Organized – @ProfOrganizer

MakeUseOfWhy Paper Planners Are Relevant in the Age of Smartphone Calendar Apps – Shared by Janice Russel

I’m a paper calendar lover and after some missed appointments and much confusion I decided to use a combination of online/shared (google calendar) with paper (mine only). Perfect match!

The Organizing BoutiqueHow I Came to be Friends With The Monster Under My Bed – @life_on_track

Totally loved to know I’m not the only one afraid of a hand pulling my feet at night, Nealey! 🙂

Have a beautiful week and may this Easter be a time of renewal and re-birth.

Much love.

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