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.