Turn off Netflix! I’m serious! I bet you’re watching it right now while reading this blog post and scrolling through Facebook. You are exhausting yourself. Sitting and multitasking is not self care. The noise and the overwhelming of your senses. It’s not providing you with real self care. So! Now, here are 52 ways you can actually care for yourself and relax.
I’ve been completely MIA from my site, and have tried to get back into the swing of things. But, I keep taking on too much. And it exhausts me. I am in a constant exhaustion. Between school, my part time paying job, working with Her Track and Way Up, and planning a wedding, it’s hard to keep up.
But I promise I am not leaving Sara Strives, I’m just swamped at the moment. And, I thought I would share my thoughts on exhaustion and what I plan on doing about it. Continue reading “Exhaustion and What to do About It”
I apologize for the delay of this blog post! Life has been a little bit crazy lately. Anyways, I am really excited to introduce this planner, the Passion Planner! It is probably one of the best planners I have ever used. First a quick disclaimer. Passion Planner was kind enough to send me two planners (one small and one large) for me to review, but I am not receiving monetary compensation for this blog post. I will not benefit from you clicking any of the links in this post.
Disclaimer: I was sent this planner for free, but all thoughts are my own, honest, opinion. I do not benefit if you decide to purchase this planner.
Woo hoo! Are you ready for the first planner organization post of the season?! Well, here goes.
First off, one of the best things about this planner company is that some of their proceeds go to A21. A21 is a campaign against human trafficking.
Please excuse my not so great video quality and awkwardness.
Further Review of the Horacio Printing Planner
The Horacio Printing Planner is good quality overall. The paper is thick so your pen doesn’t bleed through. I’d say it is about a cardstock thickness. The cover is beautiful, however, the gold foil is easily scratched, and the black stays smudgey. This isn’t a huge turn off for me, but for those of you who like to keep a really clean and beautiful planner, it might bug you some. My thought is that you could probably put clear contact paper over the cover to protect it. Let’s talk about the coil…this is not the kind of coil that Plum Paper and Erin Condren. It’s one of those ones that has a piece the pages can’t go past. I hope they are able to change this to the coils on the EC and Plum Paper. But again, the quality overall is pretty good.
The coil does make the usability of the planner a little difficult. However, the simplicity of the pages allows a lot of flexibility in the way you can plan, which makes it more user friendly.
I love the attention to detail put into this planner. The bible verses in the corner. Area for weekly intentions… and several pages that encourage spiritual growth. This is the perfect planner for a new Christian college student that is going off on their own for the first time.
How I Used the Horacio Printing Planner
As you can see in the image above (and below), this planner is more for the minimalist planner. I included my work schedule and a to do list when I needed to. I loved the weekly intentions area for general tasks, things that didn’t need to be done on a specific day. The simplicity of the planner allows the use of various kinds of washi tape, sticky notes, and stickers if you want to!
I hope you enjoyed this post. There are two more planner posts coming. Let me know if you have any requests! Also, I am looking for guest writers and featured artists currently!
Thanks again Horacio Printing for sending me your planner!
We live in a pretty crazy world right? Things are moving so fast it’s hard to keep up. There is always something new and better that we are itching to get our expectant hands on. We are always trying to be one step ahead. No one likes to be the last to watch that TV show, or listen to that song or try that new drink.
It brings out a competitive streak in all of us.
Don’t get me wrong, competition can be healthy. In the right context.
When it motivates, challenges or spurs us on….however, these occasions are few and far between.
For example, your home football team is in the playoffs (don’t ask me what that actually means.) Or you are trying to beat your Dad at a game of Monopoly. Or maybe you are trying to beat your own personal sprint record.
However, competitiveness has a dark side. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Competition”