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    Why Plans Are Overrated

    Why Plans Are Overrated

    As a part-time digital nomad, I am asked all the time by my well-intentioned loved ones “But what’s your plan?” While it’s contrary to everything we have been taught along the way, planning every moment of our life has several disadvantages. Here’s why plans are overrated.

    Something Always Comes Up

    It’s a tough one to swallow, but almost everything in life is out of your control. Other people’s plans, schedules, interests, and free-will choices change—and when they do they will throw a wrench in your plans. If you plan from a place of flexibility, it will be easier and less stressful for you to accept a change of plans.

    Planning Can Lead To Missed Opportunities

    You may set a goal with mini-milestones along the way, but the universe has a wonderful way of presenting us with opportunities sooner than we had planned. Sometimes the timing still isn’t right, but sometimes it is—but you are so busy sticking to your plan that you don’t realize it until it is too late.

    Over Planning Leads To Stress

    This is a tricky one, but as we add things to our schedules months in advance—we are sometimes left stressed to the max when the time arrives. Instead, leave more “maybes” on your schedule so that you are not overcommitted in advance. This will leave more time for rest, play, dating, romance, creativity, self-care, a mindful pause, and living your life!

    There are certainly many things we need to plan, such as how to get everyone in the family to school, work, and extracurricular activities, but in many cases plans are overrated. However, we would all benefit from more spontaneity in our schedules.

  • Finally Get Your Ducks In A Row
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    Get Your Ducks In A Row

    Whether you need to organize your home, complete a large project, or achieve one of your 2018 resolutions—you first must get your ducks in a row. Set Your Goal The first…

  • Need To Make A Bit More Cash?
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    Creative Ways To Make A Bit More Cash

    While your hourly wage or salary might be set in stone, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a bit of extra cash—or at least free up more cash in your…

  • Family-friendly New Year's
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    Family-Friendly New Year’s Fun

    If you are over the days of heading out and partying, and want a low-key NYE or a not so low-key but family-friendly New Year’s—the tips below are an excellent place…

  • Not Feeling The Christmas Spirit?
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    Not Feeling The Christmas Spirit?

    Christmas is just a few days away but you aren’t alone if you are feeling a bit bah-humbug. Here are a few tips if you are not feeling the Christmas spirit.…

  • Last-Minute Christmas Gifts
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    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

    With Christmas less than 10 days away you may be scrambling to wrap up your holiday shopping. Below are some perfect last-minute Christmas gifts. You might have to pay a bit more…

  • What To Give Senior Citizens For Christmas
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    What To Give Seniors Citizens For Christmas

    Shopping for grandma, grandpa, or any of the senior citizens on your list? Here are a few ideas for what to give senior citizens for Christmas. A handmade gift from the…