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Link Love: 70

An Airstream in the Woods

I love these longer hours of daylight, but the time change is always rough on me. I’ve never been one of those people who can bounce back from lost sleep. I’ve been grumpy, waking up at all hours of the night and drinking too much coffee. Do ya’ll feel super sensitive to the change too?

Well, since we’re all “Sensitive Sallys” this week, I’m keeping Link Love short and emotional. Get ready to re-evaluate your entire life. ūüėČ Continue reading

Frugal Friday: Frugality and Self-Care

Photo c/o Death to Stock Photos

Photo c/o Death to Stock Photos

When trying to save money it’s oh-so-easy to forget about also saving your damn mind. I know I’m not the only nutter who feels like “SAVE ALL THE MONEY!” one day and totally burned out the next. During times of high stress and pressure (that in my case is mostly self-imposed) it’s hard to remember that you need to not only take care of your bank account, but also you need to take care of yourself.

Sometimes that might mean giving yourself small rewards like a walk after a long meeting. Other times it might mean giving yourself a manicure or investing in a massage. For me, it means reading just for pleasure. I checked out Amy Poehler’s Yes Please*¬†and can’t wait to dive in this weekend. It also means eating better. On Sunday I’m going to start Whole30. I’ve been reading¬†It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways.* And I hope that the habit of eating mostly veggies and protein will give me the energy I need to push through a big work project.

What are your favorite ways to practice self-care? I’d love to hear about them in the comments. Maybe I’ll even publish them in a future post!

love,
melanie

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