It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through 2020 — what a surreal year it’s been. When the clock struck midnight officially kicking off the New Year, we here at Savvy Miss never could’ve predicted where this year would take us.
Can you relate?
If you’re like us, chances are the year has gone in a direction you never expected, and perhaps too, like many of us, you’ve been taken off course from how you had planned for 2020 to go.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. All-day long we make decisions: what to wear, what to eat, which work task to tackle first, when to exercise, what TV show to watch, etc.
You may not realize it, but making a decision takes quite a bit of mental energy — and too many decisions can lead to something called decision fatigue.
(This is why so often at the end of the day it takes forever to decide what you want to eat for dinner or watch on TV!)
The scenario may seem far-fetched, but that’s the beauty of the concept of “essentialism.” It’s all about focusing on the right things to get done and cutting out the filler.
Still skeptical? Just think about how many distractions — our phones, TV, social media — pull us away from what we really want to get accomplished.
You might feel productive because you did stuff all day, but lack feeling fulfilled because you didn’t do what truly mattered to move you toward a goal.
You’ve probably spent the last few months cooped up in your house, organizing your shoes, deep-cleaning your kitchen, and reading every novel on your bookshelf (or watching every episode of Ozark).
You’ve done all the “indoor stuff” you could muster, so it’s now time to pour yourself a chilled glass of rosé, and summer.
You’re wonderful and pretty close to perfection. But, of course, we’re all human and from time to time, even our close-to-perfect selves make mistakes.
While it’s easy to tell other people, “mistakes happen — don’t worry about it!” we’re often really hard on ourselves.
How you handle mistakes can have a huge impact on your happiness. So how can you change the way you see your mistakes? Follow these three simple steps:
Things in the world aren’t top-notch right now, we won’t deny it. But even when things are less than ideal, it’s still important to do what you can to feel good.
You may not feel like you have a lot to smile or laugh about right now, but a few minutes of giggles could be just the stress reliever you need. 🙂
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Anonymous
With life feeling like it’s on “pause” in many ways these days, a whole lot of us are coming face-to-face with our relationship with patience.
How are you doing? Before you say, “fine” or “OK,” we want to tell you, it’s alright if you’re not.
It’s a weird and confusing time, and if you’re like us, chances are you don’t feel 100% like yourself these days. On the outside, you might try to carry on like business as usual, especially around family and friends. But on the inside things might feel a little off.
In these uncertain times, it’s all too tempting to hop online and shop for new spring clothes or something to spruce up your house.
While spending can give you an emotional lift for a fleeting moment, saving, and knowing you have money in the bank, can give you long-lasting feelings of security and empowerment.