First Wednesdays: “mini newsletter”

On the first Wednesday of each month, I send out an email with a list of articles and ideas that made me think over the prior month to friends and other interesting people. If that’s something that sounds interesting to you, subscribe here. Here’s last month’s highlights!

Health: Managing your energy might be harder than you’d like to be if you’re making these 7 decisions every day. While I don’t want a signature Steve Jobs-esque uniform and hate cooking, streamlining my closet and sticking to themed meal plans helps keep everything running more smoothly between home and work.

Assets: A recent article about women and minorities being the next frontier for financial advisors made me consider expanding i get my own financial education. I came across this list of 12 women bloggers who write about personal finance from differing points of view.

PeopleSkip Pritchard’s 5 Steps to getting (un)busy uses my favorite time management technique of time blocking/zero-based scheduling to hold time for what is essential. He even goes a step further and recommends scheduling Relationships, Recreation, Rest and Reflection into your weeks – before setting aside time for anything else. Relationship before task, always!

Purpose: My purpose is to sprinkle ways to be a little happier around like confetti! If you want more daily happiness, check out either the Greater Good Magazine’s Forgiveness and Silver Linings or the Action for Happiness’ Optimistic October calendars.

YourselfRachel Hollis hosts a #last90days challenge from October 1st through December 31st based on her “Five to Thrive” habits. There’s no reason to wait until the new year to recommit to your goals. If more goals aren’t your thing this time of year, consider creating a seasonal bucket list for the fall and winter instead. If a pumpkin spice latte makes your fall bucket list, you might want to know that a blind taste-test revealed the best place to get a #psl… and it’s not Starbucks or Dunkin.

Fun fact: The two ferns on Zack Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns are real – and are total divas when they need to be on screen.

Happy October!

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