Weekend Toast 9/27

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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. I got super behind this past couple of weeks which is why I missed the date for the last toast. Hopefully, the articles from this one make up for it!

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

This week: emotional spending; personal finance; being productive; personal development and growth; using the time you have; travel from home; being professional AND comfortable.

Cheers! (and stay safe everyone)

Finance

Are you an emotional spender? Do you know what your triggers are? If you are, and you don’t, it can be very difficult to identify the cause of your overspending and know how to fix it. The Fioneers gives us a post about just this issue in How to Curb Emotional Spending.

Another excellent post by Wealthy Doc and a different way to explain how to take control of your personal finances. How To Make Your Financial DESIRES Come True. As he says “Personal Finance is more Personal than Financial. Use math to inform your choices. But let your values guide your life.” Our values are different and so are our goals….so that’s what you need to sit down and figure out before you can formulate a plan for yourself. (remember DON’T COMPARE, no two situations are alike!)

Life

There’s a difference between being busy vs being productive. Radical FIRE tells us how to be productive and get the most out of your day and your week! How To Plan Your Day – Reach Optimal Productivity

I’ve been using this time (can’t travel, stuck at home) to really try and better myself in different ways. A lot of it involves self-reflection and getting into the nitty-gritty of who you are and whether or not you’re happy with it. If this is something you’re trying to do, or are struggling with (because it’s definitely not easy), then check out this post by Own Your Dollar, 3 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Personal Development Plan. Sometimes writing it all down and creating some guidance from yourself can help you along the way!

Kind of related to the previous post is this one by Financial Ducks in a Row. It’s an older article but highlights how we all need to make the most of the time we have. As I always say “life is short“; even in a pandemic, with our inability to do the things we really want, we can still take this time to do the other things that we need to do, or maybe force ourselves to look at this as an opportunity for the things we usually don’t have time for. Make the Most of the Gift of Time

Travel

This is not from a blog, its from Forbes, but I thought it was super appropriate given that we can’t really go anywhere right now. So for all the travel junkies out there, maybe this will help satisfy your wanderlust until things open up again, who knows maybe it will give you some inspiration for your next trip! 50 Ways To Travel The World Without Leaving Home

Career

Dressing to impress doesn’t have to cost you or be uncomfortable. Mariam at Boss Babe Chronicles gives you five ways you can be comfortable AND look professional. HOW TO LOOK PROFESSIONAL WHILE BEING COMFORTABLE: FIVE WORK OUTFIT IDEAS

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