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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…

  • How To Respond To A Know It All
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    How To Respond To A Know It All

    It can be frustrating trying to talk with someone who has an answer for everything, even something they are hearing for the first time. While you can’t change their response, and…

  • Are Your Electronics Aging You
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    Are Your Electronics Aging You?

    Who isn’t constantly connected? We all are. But as our electronics become more mobile, our workspaces become less ergonomic instead of more. As a result, your electronics could be aging you.…

  • Career Change?

    Is It Time For A Career Change?

    Even if you have a nice nest egg, most of us must work for a living. Nest egg or not, there are some surefire signs that it is time for a…