5×5: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You are Distressed

Now and then, I have days where I’m just down. Sometimes it’s because I’m stressed out, sometimes it’s because I haven’t gotten enough sleep, and sometimes it’s just because of the weather. So I created this list of questions to ask myself when I’m feeling down. Through asking yourself them, you might discover the problem, […]

10 Questions that Start Engaging Conversations

If you enjoy having good conversations with people, then this list of questions is for you. Five of them are more on the serious side and five of them are fun. You can use them in groups, with your family, (some) as icebreakers, and even one-on-one. 5 Fun Questions #1: If you could travel in […]

Addressing the Vague Goals: How to Exercise More

Last week I wrote about the first “vague goal” on my list, “how to read more.” This week, I will be giving my advice on how to exercise more. A long time ago, people needed to actually work in the fields or hunt for animals to even eat. This was a very good motivator for […]

Addressing the Vague Goals: How to Read More

If you’ve read my old blog posts about setting goals (here and here), you’ve probably heard me talk about vague goals. These are goals like “run more,” “eat less,” “read more,” or “become a nicer person.” You usually won’t get very far with these types of goals. Why? Because a goal is meant to be […]

My Top 5 Favorite Podcasts

Ever since I discovered podcasts, I’ve loved them. Now, whenever I do chores or take a walk, I’m usually listening to a podcast. Just in case you don’t know, podcasts are like radio shows that you can download and listen to at your own convenience. Also, you don’t have to be anyone super popular to have a […]

Drink More Water; Solve 5+ Problems

With one simple change, you can solve scores of problems! Including… dry mouth fatigue headaches dry skin dizziness If you have any of the above problems, you are probably not drinking enough water. Water will help you more than you know! Take me for example. For a long time, I had a lot of headaches that […]

How to Set Goals For the New Year

I hope you are all doing well this New Year’s Eve. I know I posted something on New Year’s Resolutions awhile back (like closer to last year), but I just wanted to add what I’ve learned and some resources I’ve found. Tips: -Be specific. I said this before, but it’s worth repeating. Never make a […]

5 Tips For Reading For All It’s Worth

Most of us would like to read more, but sometimes it’s a struggle to stay awake, or we just want to do something else with our free time. Hopefully I can give you some new ideas on reading more and reading for all it’s worth. 1. Choose a time each day that you regularly read. […]

Assembling Your Morning Routine

The morning is the most important part of the day. How we spend the morning usually dictates how the rest of the day will go. Many famous people of our day have morning routines that point their day in the right direction. • Steve Reinemund, former CEO of Pepsi, does a four-mile run at 5:00 […]