What’s Working

Every now and then, I like to take note of what’s working in my life. It’s so easy to to throw your hands up in the air and say, “Nothing. Nothing is working and nothing is going well.” But let’s not be melodramatic. Something has to be working. A quick little “what’s working” list can do wonders to rearrange your attitude. Here’s what’s working particularly well for me these days:

Meal Planning. It takes some effort at the beginning of the week, but it makes the rest of the week so much less frantic and keeps my grocery bill much lower than not having a plan. Click the link to read my 8 tips for meal planning!

Eyebrow threading. Have you heard of it? My brows never look as great as they do in the days following getting them threaded. I never try to boss around the person doing the threading, and they always makes my brows look awesome. It stings a bit, but lasts longer than waxing and you get a better shape.

Less instagram. I uninstalled good ole IG for three weeks in January. And you know what? I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I would. After the three weeks were up, I reinstalled it, proceeded to un-follow a bunch of people, and attempted to limit my scrolling time. I’m mostly successful and feel like I’m better off for it. This article is pretty compelling.

Paring down my wardrobe. I’ve been trying to focus on quality over quantity, purchasing fewer pieces I adore. This has been a months long process, but it continues to be rewarding. Want to try it? Check out Reading My Tea Leaves and her series on growing a minimalist wardrobe.

On the topic of fewer, better clothing items: actual winter footwear. I live in Michigan, and until this winter, I’ve irrationally continued to wear flats, even when there was snow on the ground. If you’ve ever seen snow or can imagine what snow is like, you know this is idiotic. This year, I decided not to be a crazy person and actually dress for the weather. And so, I can’t get enough of my smart wool socks and my Keen boots. My feet stay warm and dry and I stay happy.

iScanner app. My boss suggested this one, and I was pretty skeptical. Turns out it’s fabulous and works so great! I use it to scan receipts for expense reports, but it will work for any documents you want to scan with your phone. The auto crop feature it my favorite, and it makes it so easy to share documents straight from your phone!

Fair Trade Coffee. This year, Aldi started carrying Peruvian and Honduran fair trade whole bean coffees. We can’t get enough of the Honduran, and love the low, Aldi price.

What’s been working for you recently?

In case you’re interested…5 tips for surviving winter and what we’re eating: winter edition.

2 thoughts on “What’s Working

  1. I was in the same boat when it came to winter footwear! Smart wool socks are great. They may be a little pricier than hanes, but they last much longer. I’m still using a few pairs of smart wool socks that I bought for a hiking trip in high school, about nine years ago! You can usually find them a little cheaper on amazon or steep and cheap.

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