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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50

50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50 (Updated for 2020)

Life can be so chaotic and stressful that finding time for yourself often feels impossible. Maybe even selfish. But self care is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your needs matter, too. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, find unique gifts for a loved one, or you want to give back …

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What To Do When You Hate Your Job - My Life, I Guess

I Hate My Job! The Best Ways to Cope Until You Can Quit

Do you jump out of bed each morning with a smile on your face, excitedly anticipating the work-day ahead of you? Or do you lay there as your alarm goes off, seriously contemplating just rolling over and going back to sleep, thinking “I hate my job, anyway. So what if I get fired?” Hopefully your answer is closer to the …

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Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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3 Things a Forced Shopping Ban Taught Me - My Life, I Guess...

3 Things A Forced Shopping Ban Taught Me

If you read personal finance blogs, I’m sure you’ve heard of Shopping Bans before. Cait Flanders really brought a lot of attention to the concept back in 2014-15 when she completed a year-long shopping ban. (And then she did it again for a second year. And is now writing a book about it.) The “rules” of a shopping ban are …

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Tackling Toxicity

Your colleagues are great. They chat, they make coffee, they help you through your working day. But there’s always someone that you just can’t get along with, that one person who seems determined to single you out and make your day that much harder. If you’ve got “that colleague” in your team, you’ll recognize how toxic it can quickly make …

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How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

Last updated: April 18, 2019 As a university educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid …

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Is This Job Worth It?

I accepted this part time, minimum wage job with a pretty positive attitude. It was supposed to be an easy and fun way to earn some money, but still have time to apply for better, more career-driven jobs and work on this blog and freelancing gigs . But it’s none of these things. It feels like this job is consuming my …

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Becoming Me Again

Today marks my being off work for exactly one month (only two more to go!).  While I still don’t feel quite like “me” again yet, I can say that I am getting closer.  I still have days or moments full of anxiety or where I just can’t peel myself out of bed/off the couch, but those are becoming fewer, and …

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I’ve Finally Made My Decision

I finally had the courage to put myself out there (well, here), and admit to the world things that I’m reluctant to accept myself – things with me aren’t going so well. Fortunately, I received a lot of support, encouraging words, and points to consider. Thank you everyone – Liquid Independence, CeCe @ Frugalista Married, Katie, eemusings, Debt and the …

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