And I have found some sweet ones, if you’ve started brainstorming also.
Coffee-inspired goodness for the caffeine lover in your life
Anything from Yankee Candle; every loves their home to smell good, right?
We have too many cutting boards already, but I really like this one.
A scarf that says, cold weather please hurry up!
These earring crawlers. How do you feel about this jewelry trend? I’m digging it.
Make your cookies more unique with this!
Wooden earrings, anyone?
A great shirt to wear around Disneyland.
If you like to grow herbs, you’d like this planter.
Such fun coasters!
If I ever need bookends, these would be the ones.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a movie-watcher. I am a Netflix-watcher. In college, if I got home from a long day, I wanted to pop in a movie and veg. It’s a stress reliever for me most days, and that’s fine. But I’ve realized having the tv on has become a crutch for me to be productive. If I’m cleaning, Gilmore Girls is usually on. If I’m home along, drawing or folding clothes, I usually put something on. Not saying I’ll never do it again after this moment, because I certainly will.
Even with social media, I will sit on the couch and scroll a feed for a good 20 minutes, before getting up to do something. Not saying it’s a bad thing, sometimes it’s relaxing, but… how many other things that would do my tomorrow a favor could I be doing in that 20 minutes?
I’ve also realized how much more productive and clear-headed I am when I don’t have the television on, or my phone right beside me. It got me thinking about all the small things I could do with time that I’m tempted to procrastinate. When I get home from work, or on a lazy Saturday afternoon…
Most of these things range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, not a huge deal when considered within 24 hours, right? But, it can truly make a great deal of difference in the overall month or year. I find the quote below interesting:
“Most people don’t think in terms of minutes. They waste all the minutes. Nor do they think in terms of their whole life. They operate in the mid-range of hours or days. So they start over again every week, and spend another chunk unrelated to their life-time goals. They are doing a random walk through life, moving without getting anywhere.” Alan Lakein