Checklist For Trying New Things

We all have our daily routines, it’s what keeps us productive and gives order to our busy lives. But without trying anything new, you can easily get stuck in a rut.

So here is a checklist to get you motivated for new exciting things!

1. Do Not Be Afraid: This is the very first thing you need to check off your list. You can’t start anything new if you don’t think you can do it. You have to get into the mind set and be confident in yourself! I mean, what is the worst that can happen?! You hate it, you stop doing it? So what. At least you tried it and did what you said you would. Here is a motivating speech from my girl Oprah to pump you up.

2. Find The Time: It’s easy to have the excuse “I don’t have any time,” but you can make it. Want to try a new workout regime? Wake up an hour earlier or wait to clean the house til tomorrow (a sink full of dishes isn’t the end of the world!) Want to learn Spanish – all you need is 15 minutes a day to pick up a few words. Write down a schedule and stick to it. Once you put it in your calendar it’s much easier to commit and make sure you do it at that time. There are some great scheduling apps that will remind you to sign up for that hot yoga class.
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It’s My Blog’s 3rd Birthday!

Happy BirthdayToday is my blog’s 3rd birthday, my “baby” is now a toddler! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone and I have all of my awesome productive followers to thank for making this such a success and supporting me.

For today’s post I thought it would be fun to go back in time and see where it all began! I started the blog after my husband Jay and I found our first apartment in Manhattan. We had a checklist of all the things we wanted in that apartment. Now three years later — we purchased our first apartment in Manhattan (also with a checklist!)

I’ve learned a lot through writing this blog and it has been through the good, the bad, and the ugly! So here is a look back at some of favorite posts, along with a few mishaps. You grow from mistakes as long as you learn from the, right?

Oldies But Goodies

Is Productivity Making Me Rude?:  In my never ending quest to be more efficient, I realized that perhaps I’ve become more short and rude.  This post is one of my favorites because I think it really addresses the things we miss when trying to do it all.  Check it out. Read more

List Of Fun Stuff For Weather Buffs


(Photo credit: Shmector)

April showers bring May flowers. Emphasis on the SHOWERS this week in NYC! As this wacky weather continues I thought it would be fun to make a list of creative products and apps to get us through the rain, sun, cold, snow, and warm spring days Mother Nature keeps throwing our way.

DarkSky app: This is one of my all-time favorite apps! If snow or rain is heading your way this app will be the first to let you know! DarkSky uses your GPS location and can give you a weather forecast down to the very minute it will begin to rain. It will also send you an alert when a storm is approaching – even if you don’t have the app open ($3.99) (see more useful emergency apps here)

GustBuster Umbrella: If you’ve ever had a fight with an umbrella, had one turn inside out, or bust through the frame during a downpour — you need to buy one of these for yourself and a friend. I’ve had my current Gustbuster for 11 years! You can find them at most golf stores and online too. It’s much more productive to buy one umbrella that really works instead of going through one after another of those cheapy ones you can get on the street.

Hunter Rain Boots: I went through a ton of rain boots before I just gave in and brought the expensive ones. They are pricey but worth it! They have been amazing for the past two years, and you can choose from various colors and styles.

Tieks travel flats: Cold in the am, toasty by the afternoon? Swap out your winter boats during the work day for these on-the-go adorable flats. They are super comfy, and fold up to fit in your purse or drawer. You can take them with you in case the weather changes or store them in your desk for when the sun decides to peak out!

The Sole Mates: Have an upcoming outdoor picnic, wedding, or event to attend? Well, if you plan on wearing heels Sole Mates are a great buy. They keep you from sinking into muddy grass or falling into concrete cracks. Great way to save your heels (and your ankles).

Funny Doormats: Keep the pollen and mud away from your floors by adding one of these hilarious doormats to your front decor. They have a multitude of categories to choose from and they are great conversation starters.

2n1 Ponytail & Bracelet: Bad hair days are bound to happen with rainy or humid weather. In case your hair decides to friz up, disguise these ponytail holders on your wrist. They look like bracelets so you can still be fashionable yet throw up a sock bun in a moments notice!

Hoter waterproof, reusable bags: Instead of ruining your purse or briefcase in the rain you can use of these bags! They are totally waterproof to keep everything dry and they come in various colors and styles. You can use these for groceries, double as a diaper bag, or a tote for the beach.

Weather playlists: Be on the look out for this awesome new feature from The Weather Channel and Songza. They are teaming up to create music playlists that are “weather appropriate”!

Hope these help you enjoy the crazy weather! Happy April 🙂