Liquid Gold (Oils to Try for different desires)

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Have you tried different pills or Flat Tummy Tea because your favorite IG Influencer says she uses it and it works but when you try the pills and tea you see ZERO results? Try these more natural alternatives of essential oils to get the results you’re try to achieve. I can definitely attest that grapefruit helps burn fat and are a waist shrinker.¬† ūüôā

9 Ways to Handle a Slow Day at Work

We all have those days at work, where we are completely bored and have nothing to do because we’ve completed our work for the day.¬† Well, I tend to have them on a daily basis.¬† I come in at 7:00am and by 9:30am, I have absolutely completed every “Suggested Daily Task” possible and have learned how to use my time wisely.

Work on a side hustle.¬†¬†Whatever your side hustle is, whether it’s a business doing meal prepping, creating shirts or blogging, work on that.¬† A lot of times we’re too tired after work to even do our side hustle, so why not make use of the down time at work to do this.

Listen to podcasts/audiobook.¬†YES! This will definitely make the day go by a little faster. Most podcasts drop their new episodes the morning of whatever day of the week it is that they release a new episode.¬† My favorite podcasts are: Small Doses, Crime Junkie, 2 Dope Queens, The Read, The Friend Zone, Yes, Girl!, and The Breakfast Club.¬† I’ve never listened to audiobooks, however I believe this is also a good alternative to a podcast.

Update Resume/LinkedIn.¬†Updating your resume and Linkedin is definitely a good way to make use of your time when you have nothing else to do. I’m probably on LinkedIn more than what I should be throughout the workday. But if you haven’t updated your resume and/or LinkedIn with your current job, now is the time.¬† If you don’t have a LinkedIn, now would be the perfect time to get one and start networking.

Track Accomplishments.¬†At work I do a lot of things that I feel like that don’t get acknowledged.¬† Mainly because I am not like other co-workers or co-worker, who likes to brag to the boss what they have or have not done.

Network. At my old job at Nestle USA, there was a HR Manager who was a black woman and I admired so much.  I thought she was the bomb, she walked around with confidence and she was in a management role, a role that I eventually want to be in someday.  She was also the HR Business Partner that I worked with quite a bit.  I always said that I would send her an e-mail or just put an appointment on her calendar for us to meet and talk, but I never did and I regret it.  So, in your down time, network with those in leadership position or in positions that you want to be in someday.  Get to know them on a professional and personal level, allow them to become your mentor so that they can help you in many ways than not.

Evaluate your goals and intentions.¬†What do you want to do in your future career? Eventually I want to be a Director of Talent Acquisition and/or VP, Talent Acquisition, but before I get there, there are steps I have to take.¬† I have to become a Talent Acquisition Specialist, then Talent Acquisition Partner, then Talent Acquisition Manager, etc.¬† I always look at Talent Acquisition Specialist jobs and their job responsibilities and see how I can tie that into my current job so that when I go to apply to that TA Specialist role, I’ll have the experience on my resume.

Learn.¬†Learn new things.¬† Learn how a process work at your job that you haven’t used yet, cross-train in another department that you may have an interest in, read some news article or articles that are shared often on LinkedIn.¬† Learn something new.

Improve a process.¬†This is very important if you’re trying to move ahead in the company.¬† It let’s the leadership team know that you are invested in the company, you work diligently and use your free time wisely.¬† This is also important as you may notice a process that could be improved and others may feel the same way, but they don’t know how to improve it or are afraid to speak, so if you do it, you can be the voice of everyone.

Catch up/get ahead.¬†You’ve done all your task that’s due for the day, how about you get a head and start working on things that are due tomorrow or the next day? Or if you are behind on something, work on that.

Regardless there is always something you could be doing in order to occupy your time at work.

How to Make Use of Your Time Commuting to and from Work

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You’re sitting in your car, driving to and from work, and your life is passing you by. ¬†You hate the commute, but you have to do it time and time again, “Well maybe I’ll get a job closer to home or a work from home job.” no, learn how to make use of your time commuting to and from work.

A couple of months ago, I lived in Owensboro, KY and commuted an hour or so to Bowling Green, KY three out of five days a week and I had to figure out what to do in that time frame.

Listen to a podcast. Honestly, before this I had never listened to Podcast before in my life.  I found some dope ones, The Read and The Friend Zone.  I listened to a couple of others, but these were the two that kept me sane and interested, alive and alert on my commute.  Now that I live in Nashville and my commute is about 30 to 40 minutes to work, I still listen to these podcasts.

Catch up¬†with a loved one.¬†Call a friend or a family member that you haven’t talked to in a while and see what they’re up too!

Discover new music.¬†Put on a random playlist from Spotify or Apple Music that you’ve never listened to or that may have artists that you’d usually never listen too! You may discover some gems!

Find a different route to work.  I know we like to stick to the usual and not try anything new, especially when it comes to driving! When I first moved to Nashville and I was still finding my way to my job from my house, my GPS took me three different routes, three different days in a row to work.  It was refreshing because I got a different scene and depending on the day, one route was faster than the other.

Brainstorm.  Sit in silence in the car and think about all the things you need to do or want to do.  This could possibly be one of the best times to do something like this! You have no distraction, besides the other cars but there is minimum noise and no one to talk to you and interrupt your thoughts.

What are some things that you do to make use of your time commuting to and from work?

xoxo

Jas ‚̧

6 Ways to Tap Into The Best You

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Meditate.  Take quiet time and align your chakras.  Meditate for 10 minutes, 30 minutes or even 45 minutes, however long you need to tap into the best you.

Embrace Change.¬† Let’s face it! No one likes change and it can be hard to adapt too, but we also have to realize that we are in a constant changing world whether it’s economics, technology, government, etc., things are always changing and the sooner we embrace the change the better.¬† Although¬†we may not agree with it, look for the good in it, change brings character and embraces growth.

Accept every challenge.¬† Every day there’s a challenge that we all face.¬† If we accept the challenges that are thrown our way, that’s a challenge that you’ve conquered and now know how to handle.¬† Everyday, I challenge myself to something new, I consider myself a lifelong learner, if I’m not challenging myself than I’m not learning something new or improving my knowledge.

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Get to Know the Real You.¬† A quote I recently found and now live by is, “It’s better to appear STRANGE to others than to be a STRANGER to yourself.” Get to know yourself, what you want in life and what you like and what you dislike.¬† The better you know yourself, the better you are prepared and able to do things and be happy! Don’t live your life for others, but for yourself.¬† Make it a priority and be 100% real with yourself.

Self Reflect.  A fundamental way in becoming a better you is to self reflect and to do so often.  Think of ways to improve yourself Рpersonally, physically, financially, socially, professional and most importantly spiritually.  How can you be better and how can you improve?

Love Yourself. Take care of yourself.¬† Although it sounds selfish, understand if you put yourself first, you’ll feel better because you’re loving yourself and tapping into the best you.¬† Besides, nobody is going to love you the way you love you.¬† You also can’t love anyone else until you are happy with who you are as a person.

Self-Care or Escapism

Inspired by the Friend Zone podcast, today’s blog post is about the topic of Self Care vs. Escapism.¬† Is it really self-care when we decide to binge watch TV Shows on Netflix or Hulu or are we just avoiding the real world?

What is even the different between Self-Care and Escapism? How do you know if you’ve turned your self-care into escapism?

For me, self-care are things I do in order to take care of myself: getting my hair done, getting my nails or eyebrows done, shopping, reading a book, going for a brisk walk or to the gym, removing myself from negative energy.

For me, escapism is when I go to sleep and decide to avoid the problem and not get it done.

But if I do self-care activities and begin to avoid any problems/responsibilities that I have.  Has it then turned into escapism?

Three questions to ask to decide which you’re engaged in:

  1. What proportion of your time do you spend in goal-oriented activities versus the self-nurturing (or escapist) activity?
  2. Do you often feel a compulsion (or a strong pull) toward the escapist activity?
  3. How do you feel when you have completed the escapist or self care activity?

Self-care is very important for everyone.  We are all dealing with difficult things, jobs, family, relationship, etc.  Being selfish for a day or a couple of hours is okay and important for your soul.