Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

Last week I suggested listening to music as one of several ways to quickly improve a bad mood, so it seemed like a good time to share a few more selections from my personal happy mix. These songs in particular acknowledge that sometimes things aren’t going great, and encourage a more optimistic attitude. If You’re …

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The other day, I had a seriously rotten morning. I massively overslept, which threw a major wrench in my routine. I left my house so late that I had to deal with rush hour traffic (which, if you read last week’s post, you know I despise), and while I wasn’t officially late for work, I …

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Last week, I focused on timing and work space. If you missed that post, you can find it here. So once you’ve figured out your personal rhythm and ideal work environment, you’re ready to dive in, right? Well, not quite. Research has shown that every minute we spend planing can save us up to ten …

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So I’ve been working this weekend. Sometimes it’s just unavoidable, and sometimes (like now) it’s absolutely critical. By the end of the day on Friday, I had a pretty decent sized list of things I need to have accomplished by Monday morning, which means putting in some extra time. Additionally, I wanted to do all …

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In my very first blog post, I mentioned that I used to be a pretty negative person. Unsurprisingly, I was also a fairly unhappy person. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ve probably figured out that Amanda 2.0 is very, very different. One of the ways I stay positive these days is with …

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Valentine’s Day can be a seriously polarizing holiday. Some people absolutely adore it and look forward to an annual celebration of love and affection. Others find it a frustrating reminder of their single status, and some of those in relationships find themselves feeling anxious because of their desire to “get it right”. Then there are …

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So the first three of my favorite 2018 reads are books that were actually published in 2018, and the other three are books that had been on my TBR list for a while and that I finally read in 2018. I spent a long time planning for and writing this post, because I read literally hundreds of …

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