Weekend Toast 2/3

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The Weekend Toast series is a collection of recently published articles by other bloggers that I put together to share. Consider this your one stop shop for remaining up-to-date on being a badass.

So, grab your drink of choice, put your feet up and get ready to read!

This week: decreasing your mental load, mentoring and happiness, KonMari for your medicine cabinet, benefits of getting fired, creating executive level resumes,

Cheers!


Life

I’ve come home feeling super exhausted on so many different occasions.  Then the dreaded, “I’m so tired yet I can’t fall asleep” situation.  For me, this comes from having about 398039853 thoughts running through my head and I just can’t shut it off.  Anyone else experience this? JenniferHuntMD can help you out with her post 5 Strategies to Decrease Your Mental Load – Part 2 (this is Part 1).  I particularly like this article because its all about offloading and emphasizing that you don’t have to do it all.  For all you Type A and OCD-ers out there, it will be ok.

Writing for Psychology Today, Alison Escalante MD writes an article about how mentoring and being a mentor for someone can be life changing, not just for them, but for you as well.  Think of all the wisdom you can impart to the next generation, and what you could learn from them. Read more at Want to be Happy? Mentor

If you follow me on social media (and you should, I’m hilariously entertaining), you’ll know I started the Marie Kondo process.  I’ve gone through clothes, books and paper, and next need to tackle all the miscellaneous.  Jill Grimes MD has also suggested, specifically, how you can tackle your medicine cabinet.  For anyone guilty of keeping expired meds (yes, you), check this out…especially because you need to know HOW to throw away certain medications.  Tidy Up: Medicine Cabinet Edition.

Career

Getting fired, or losing your job somehow, is probably never a positive thing in our minds.  However, the Frugal Fellow also appears to be an optimistic fellow with his post 6 Reasons Getting fired was Actually Amazing.  He discusses all the benefits of time without a job can have on your career in life.  Don’t forget, though, that having an emergency fund makes it easier to make the most of any transition.  So, plump up those funds and make your approach with a glass half full.

Resumes, CVs, letters of intent, personal statements…all are so blah and boring to do.  Jennifer Hunt MD gives some advice on converting your traditional list of accomplishments into an executive one.  See what I mean at Executive Resumes for Physicians.  Not just applicable to doctors.  “its not about the job you have, its about the job you want”.

Finance

New year new budgets! Everyone needs a plan and a way of tracking their spending.  After all cutting back on the unnecessary is a great way to save.  Making your Money Matter breaks it down for you in PART I: HOW I’M ORGANIZING MY FINANCES IN 2019 (SETTING UP A CASH FLOW SYSTEM). Doing something like this in a super detailed is not for everyone, but hopefully it gives you some ideas you can take away to apply to your own life!

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