Category Archives: Health and Fitness

How to Divorce Your Job and Keep the House – 4

Here it is after our summer hiatus, the much delayed follow-up post in the Divorce Your Job series on sharing what you know. Yes, it’s later in the day than it should be but it’s still on schedule since it’s Friday.

 Cats celebrating Friday

While you can pretty much find any and everything on the internet nowadays sometimes people just need or want that face-to-face or one-on-one interaction to answer any specific questions they have. Thus a money-making opportunity for you arises.

Think about the things you know how to do well. Don’t exclude anything no matter how insignificant you may think it is. Great at making a spreadsheet or formatting a document file? Know the ins and outs of organizing a closet? Or maybe you’re Mr. Fix-it when it comes to an assortment of household repairs? Then consider teaching or tutoring someone in your specific skills.

There are a variety of sites out there that do everything from connecting you with potential clients to helping you create an online instructional program. Here are just a few:

Thumbtack
You’ll notice our Thumbtack widget in the left sidebar. We use this site for the tutoring side of ECV but you can also use it if you perform different services like photography and event entertainment. You set up your profile and the site funnels clients in your area to you. To respond to  a potential client, you have to buy quotes for a nominal fee. Still it’s a good way to expand your client base in your quest towards divorcing your day job.

Udemy and Skillshare
These sites are like online academies that you can apply to be an instructor and create your own course. While Udemy says that it’s free to create your course, Skillshare mentions that the cost to create your online course can vary based on the tools you use. If anyone has used either of these, please tell what you thought of them.

Also if you know of any other sites that we should know about, please mention them in the comments.

Aloha Summer

September is National Self-Improvement month here in the states. It’s also the month where the northern hemisphere has to say “Aloha” to summer.

goodbye summer

I spent a lot of my summer working on self-improvement, from volunteer work to finally adding some credentials to my degree in the form of my insurance  & annuities license to become a financial advisor with WFG.

My self-improvement continues this month with me returning to some routines abandoned over the summer (and years). Here’s the short list:

  1. drinking lots of water daily (want my glowing skin back)
  2. eating healthy (taking vitamins to fill in the gaps hasn’t been cutting it lately)
  3. exercising daily; it was the summer after all but follow Ms_ME on Fitocracy and I’ll follow back
  4. following my personal budget (busy making budgets for others necessitates that I’m actually following mine)
  5. and of course  my blogging schedule

What will improvements will you make this month?

Relaxation Day

Relaxation Day is a day to kick back and do nothing. Ahhhh! What a great day.

The stresses, the hustle and bustle seemingly consumes us, every day of the year. Even Sundays are no longer days of rest and relaxation. There never seems to be a day to just kick back and relax.  For those us with a hectic lifestyle, Relaxation Day is a day to look forward to. It provides a break from the madness of your busy work and personal schedule. Todays is the day to enjoy either doing absolutely nothing, or partaking in your favorite relaxation activity.

Avoiding stressful activities today is the rule. For example, if golf is your favorite hobby, yet it can cause you stress, then make plans to play golf another day. Spending the day in a hammock is a far more appropriate activity.

 

Top Ten ideas to enjoy on Relaxation Day:

  • Do nothing today
  • Go to a Spa
  • Go fishing
  • Play a round of golf(caution: not always relaxing)
  • Lounge around in a hammock
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Spend the day at the beach
  • Go to the movies
  • Do a little gardening (no heavy duty work, though)
  • Have a picnic in the park

from http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/relaxationday.htm

Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise

Thank boltmarcus86 for another great fitness post!

IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS

Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise

Cardio also known as cardiovascular, this is a system centers on the heart to transport blood through different parts of the body. This type of activity (aerobic exercise) requires a lot of oxygen throughout a prolonged period. Cardio exercise is very different from high strenuous exercise that involves very fast movements in short ruptures, a short break and repeating in a sequence mold. Cardio exercise is done for longer periods with or without break relying on the fitness level of the person. It includes walking, running, cycling, swimming, dancing etc.

Benefits of cardio exercise:

There are many health benefits of cardio exercise and it is highly suggested by health care provider to get rid of several health disorders. Benefits include:

1) The added circulation of blood required throughout exercise, your heart will be stronger and your body’s capacity to knob hard actions will increase

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How to Divorce Your Job and Keep the House – 3

In part 2 of the #DivorceYourJob how-to series, we talked about direct sales.

4salepostit“But Ms. ME, I’m not a salesperson.” “I’m not pushy enough to be good at sales.”

Well first, you don’t have to be pushy to be in sales. Continue reading How to Divorce Your Job and Keep the House – 3