4 Super Small Changes That Refreshed My Morning Routine

I’m the type of person that never really understood the idea of a morning routine. For most years, my morning routine consisted of a few basic necessarily steps that got me from my bed to the bus stop.

However, this year, I wanted to take more control of my mornings. I’ve watched Youtube videos and read articles about many morning routines before but I never found them realistic for my circumstances. I work a regular 8-5 job; I don’t really have time/motivation to complete an exhaustive list of activities before I can catch my bus. So I found little ways to refresh my morning routine instead of revamping it into a list of activities that I know I will not be able to complete.

Alternative Education Options Other than University

Happy end of June! Which means that not only is 2018 half over (yikes!), but also that its graduation season.

With the excitement of finishing school to move on to the next adventure, I think there’s a lot of pressure to maintain a certain image by going to a prestigious school or having a particular career path. But there are so many pathways to “success” and ultimately it’s dependant on your definition. Here are just a few options to look at if you are looking for alternative education options to start or change your career – without paying the price of a 4 year school.

Debunking 4 BS Myths: Why Not “Everyone” Can Travel the World

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With the rise of Instagram, social media, and the ease of an inspirational quote maker, it is easy to feel less than if you haven’t traveled the world.

That somehow you’re failing as a millennial because you can’t live up to all those “wanderlust” posts.  And who am I to say this? It’s not because I’m bitter I didn’t travel; it’s because I traveled (to over 30 countries, across 5 continents in 5 years).

Must-Ask Questions Before Investing In A University Major/Career Path

It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.

Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.

So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).

Create A “No Debt” Graduation Plan

While education is the one of the most valuable things you can invest in, it’s almost one of the most costly. And there is a line that makes it not worth it. So how did I manage to pay off my student debt before I graduate? A lot of work.

There’s no glamorous way to say it, but it’s possible and the sooner you start, the better. To start here is how much paid for my degree:

How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for. 

Dealing With A Parking Ticket

They are very few life admin tasks as dreadful and frustrating as a parking ticket. It’s not anything serious enough to justify making a big deal of, i.e. disputing your rent with a landlord, but not anything small enough to ignore, i.e. making a dentist appointment.

It’s right there in the middle of frustrating and where it won’t keep you up at night but enough for you dread dealing with it.