Category: The Pointers

3 Tips to Having a Constructive Disagreement + Thursday 3 Link Up

Last week I wrote about 3 things couples in long term relationships argue over and was prepared to write a post this week about how to constructively and effectively argue with your partner. Well while this is very important, we are two days post-election and one thing is for certain, many people are scared, confused, and questioning their fellow Americans. While many struggle to make sense of the election results or what this means for our country, there are just as many people pleased with the election results. This difference of opinion has lead to an overwhelming amount of disagreement on my Facebook timeline. So today I’m going to share 3 tips on how to have a constructive disagreement….with your partner, your friend, whoever. (more…)

6 Step Guide to Surviving Your Dead End Job

Getting a new job is always exciting. You’re either thrilled about an increase in pay or you’re FINALLY putting your degree to use and following your passion. Days turn into months, months turn into years, and you’re once awesome new job is now a soul sucking torturous place you spend 40 hours each week. Your change of opinion could be for various reasons, but the fact remains that you’re no longer loving it and it feels like a bit of a dead end. Worry not Royals, I’m here to give you a 6 step guide to help you survive your dead end job. (more…)

3 Lessons Taught by Teenagers + Thursday 3 Link Up

As I get older, it seems that I learn lessons in places and situations I least expect. In case you’re new here, when I’m not at my 9 to 5 or working on the blog I’m babysitting. The family I currently babysit for has two children, H and E, and I’ve been with them for the past 2.5 years. H and E are 13 and 11 respectively, so I’ve gotten to watch them grow from basically kids to teenagers. While it is my job to keep them safe, get them from point A to point B, and be a positive role model while in my care, I realized last night that they have had quite the impact on my life these past couple of years. (more…)

3 Halloween Ideas for Adults Without Kids + Thursday 3 Link Up

When most people think of Halloween, they think of children dressed in super cute costumes. I remember when I was little what you were going to be and who you were dressing up with was a REALLY big deal. Even through college, my friends and I made dressing up a top priority. Now that college is over and I’m trying real hard to be a real life adult, I’m struggling to figure out how adults do Halloween. I mean, I clearly won’t be knocking on doors asking for candy and I won’t be headed to any frat parties, so how am I supposed to celebrate Halloween?! (more…)

3 Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake + Thursday 3 Link Up

Part of my journey to live a healthier life includes drinking more water. It wasn’t until The Boy and I were discussing how much water we drink daily, that I realized I honestly don’t drink very much. It isn’t because I drink sugar-filled beverages in place of water, I simply don’t drink anything at all. I’ve been told people often mistake their thirst for hunger and that this can lead to overeating and subsequently weight gain. Since learning that, I’ve been trying to drink more water, but it isn’t always easy. Simply having a water bottle on my desk doesn’t inspire me to drink it so I decided to seek out some ways to increase my daily water intake. (more…)