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Boredom Busters

We all get bored from time to time. So the next time you’re in a rut and have no idea what to do, try one of these 15 activities12000214186_a2a012acbc_k-1024x682 from our friends at lifehack.org. The list contains ideas that can fill a 15-minute void, or a full day. I’ve printed the list and have it hanging in my office (still love paper lists), and also saved it to my Evernote account so it’s always with me.

I already do a couple of these things – No. 1 “Eliminate clutter” and no. 13 “Work on your physical health.” I’m always straightening up or cleaning out something; and I usually keep my workout gear in the car or close by, or if I’m at home and have a little time, will do a few situps, pushups or go for a quick walk.

How about you? What’s your favorite boredom-busting activity?

Not So Sweet, That Sugar

I’ve heard it often, especially from people I know who have had cancer, “Sugar is bad for you!” Which is exactly why we love it, right?  So when I came across this article from Lifehack that talks about the good and not so good sugars in our diets, I was happy to see that the the conscious efforts I make to satisfy my sweet tooth are on track.

imagesAs someone who is hypoglycemic, I have learned that even a small dose of sugar on an empty stomach is bad – which is why I eat a little protein prior to that sugary treat. (See #3 in the article). And even better, #2 on the list confirms my argument for a square or two of dark chocolate every day. My favorite? Trader Joe’s Organic Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds.

So, if you’re like me and have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied, grab a square of dark chocolate and take a few minutes to learn about four simple ways you can replace the sugar in your diet.

 

 

What to do this weekend?

Not sure how to spend those precious 48 hours? If you’re like me, you want to make sure you get the most out of your weekends. Here’s a start from www.thesimpledollar.com – 100 ideas that are, for the most part, free. On my list? At least 75% of these are things I wouldn’t think about but want or need to do.

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Since I love lists, the first thing I’m going to do is print out this list and just start working it. I’ll probably start with number 43, and then move on to 15 and 12.

How about you? Which items are calling your name this weekend?