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Customize Your Planner for 2019

For the past few years, planners have been having a moment. It doesn’t look like their moment is ending anytime soon. I’m one of the reasons why, because I can imagine being as productive as I am at work without one. Although I love planners, it wasn’t until this year when I started paying attention to what I want and need in a planner. Since there are numerous ways to plan out and journal your day, there are many types of planners.

Customize Your Planner for 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Recently, I was able customize my own planner from PurpleTrail and it was very interesting. Keep reading to see just how personal I got with my planner and how you can customize your planner for the new year.

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Self-Care During Holidays to Keep You Sane

During the holidays, it can be a very hectic time. You’re trying to juggle work, family, and daily responsibilities while having to do holiday shopping, possible traveling, and meeting end-of-the year deadlines. It can be very overwhelming and makes it hard to take care of your self. However, during these times, it’s important to find moments to take care of YOU. Self-care during holidays is a must, especially if you want to get through them unscathed and mentally intact.

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If you have already been dealing with some stress or anxiety this holiday season, I have some easy ways to help you relax and partake in some good old self-care during holidays and whenever. Keep reading for more!

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Prepping My Finances for Holiday Spending

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to tackle trying to find a new place to move, new work responsibilities, and all of the upcoming holiday plans. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, but I’ve been slowly getting prepared for all of it. I’ve been getting mentally prepared, but also financially prepared. That especially included getting my finances prepared for holiday spending.

Prepping Finances for Holiday Spending | STAINED COUTURE

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over $720 BILLION this year on holiday gifts and garb – an increase from last year. It sounds insane, but it feels like the norm.

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Being Productive Working From Home

When it comes to your job, every job has pros and cons. You might hate those mandatory Monday meetings, but love free lunch on Fridays. I have a couple of things I hate about my job, but there are way more things I love about it. The main thing I love is the flexibility, which includes being able to work from home when needed. Actually, it’s my favorite thing about my job, but it can be a challenge being productive working from home.

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If you from home and find it hard to be productive, here are some tips to help you stay focused and effective from the comfort of home.

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