How To Plan a Productive Day

10/31/2021


    How To Plan a Productive Day...

  Ever had a day where you felt as though your "to do list" was super long, and you had no idea on how you would accomplish it all on one day? Or how about the feeling of not checking off everything on your list and you end up downing yourself and remain in an all day funk? Well, I'm here to tell you that I have been there and quite honestly, I am still trying to figure this thing out. 


    There is a feeling of happiness and wholeness when you get all the things done on your list. However, that does not mean you are a failure or anything like that if you don't complete each task. I think it's a learning experience that just shows that you should prioritize your list according to importance. In my worksheet that I created, you can have a glance of your day and your tasks as well by "priority" to "It can wait until tomorrow" This printable is ideal for a "pen and paper" person or the person that likes to have a plan for everything. 

    How to maintain a productive day?

   Have a clean space

    I find myself to be more productive and motivated when my space is clean and clear of clutter. I love to have everything in it's right place and my place smelling clean. When your space is messy, your motivation to do anything is low. 


    Create categories for your task

    This is very important to follow because it will help you with your time management as well. I would write the tasks down starting from the important ones first and goo down the list. 

    Set a timer or alarm on your phone or watch

    I usually do this when I am cleaning. I don't spend no more than 1 1/2 hours top to clean. my whole place. If everything is not done, then I will finish it the next day. If this happens to you, don't get upset, grant yourself grace for at least starting the task. 


    Silence phone notifications and/or social media 

    We are all guilty of this, when we tend to feel a little overwhelmed with our tasks etc, we end to gravitate towards our phone and next thing we know, we are on Instagram and Tis Tok just scrolling and liking pictures. When we could have been finishing that "important" task. 

    Take a break

    If you have been working for hours take frequent 5 to 10 minute breaks. Stretch your body. Grab a quick snack from the kitchen and resume. When you are working your 9-5 don't you take breaks? Exactly, you should do it as well. Being productive does not mean overworking yourself. You can do it!!!!


Click here to download the To Do List Freebie Printable


Later Love Bugs,

Elizabeth Jacas


3 Warning Signs To Look For When Feeling Overwhelmed

10/13/2021

    Feeling Overwhelmed?

    As a woman that wears many hats, I can be the first to tell you that I get quite overwhelmed with almost everything. Especially if it is something that I can't control. People can tell us that we need to take a break or relax until their face turns blue, but of course we don't listen lol. That is until our body tells us right? I know when I'm starting to get overwhelmed because my heart starts racing, I get a headache, and EVERYTHING irritates me it can also be anxiety lol. There are plenty of signs to look for when you start feeling overwhelmed, but I included the top 3 that I believe to be no brainers.


    1) You Start Feeling Stressed Out

    Some of us have husbands, kids, work outside the home, have our own business, take care of our family and the list goes on... all of those things can cause some serious stress. If you are constantly finding yourself overthinking things and getting upset when things don't go as planned, it's time to step back for a little. It could be for an hour or two or hell, take the rest of the day off. Your mental state ALWAYS comes first. 

    2) Exhaustion and Lack of Energy

    You are doing so much and caffeine does wear off. What now? You should not let yourself get to this point because low energy and exhaustion is serious. Being exhausted is like sleeping for 8 hours, waking up and still feeling tired like you never slept. If you ever get to that point, I suggest taking time off from work for maybe 2 days and just take a mental break from it all. If you have kids, ask someone to watch them for 2 days. If you have a spouse, ask them to take care of home for 2 days while you rejuvenate your MENTAL STATE.  If you don't, you can get sick, which leads me to the 3rd warning sign.

    3) You Can Get Sick

    This is very important, because being overwhelmed, depressed, having anxiety, etc can cause your body to shut down and open up to sicknesses. Such as a cold, fever, body aches etc Your body will have a hard time fighting it because it already crashed and now, you are too weak to even take care of yourself and all of this could've been avoided if you took a break once you felt overwhelmed.

    The bottom line is take breaks when needed. Who cares if your employer, teacher or whoever gets upset. In order for you to pour unto others, you need to pour into yourself first. What are some warning signs that you need to take a break?

 


    


Yummy Fall Treat | Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls

10/06/2021

     

    It is Fall time and I am here for it. Living in Florida, it is kind of hard to fully enjoy it because the weather does not change that much. However, I make the best of it buy purchasing a few things to bring the season to life in my household lol. Along with decor and "Fall outfits" I like to bake homemade Fall treats. The aroma of anything "Pumpkin, Chai, Apple, or Cinnamon just makes me feel "Fall" I am always on the hunt for new recipes and I found one on Pinterest that looked really yummy. 

    This dessert is called "Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls" and the best part about making this is that it does not require a lot of ingredients. Everything I purchased, was less than $20 at Publix and I am pretty sure you can find these items at any grocery store.  

    
    This recipe calls for simple ingredients. They are very expensive too.

You will need
-Apple Pie Filling & Topping
-Ground Cinnamon
-Hershey's Caramel Syrup
-Original Crescents

    I love doing things with my daughters and they enjoy cooking and baking too. So, when I told them that I wanted to try this dessert for Fall, they were game. 

First things first, you will roll out the crescent rolls. They can make 8 rolls by the way. 
    
    Next, you will place 2-3 Apple filling on each crescent roll. 



    Then, once you're done filling each crescent roll with apple filling, you will then roll up the crescents like the photo above. After you have rolled each one you will place them on a non-stick pan or a glass baking dish like I have. After placing each Crescent roll on the baking dish or pan, you will then drizzle caramel syrup on the rolls. You can put as much or as little as you like. After that, you will sprinkle a small amount of ground cinnamon (Not too much). 

    Now it is time to place these babies in the oven. I had preheated my oven at 400 while I prepped. However, once I placed them in the oven, I lowered it to 350. I let them bake for about 15 minutes. At this point, you can eye ball it. When it's a golden brown color, you can take them out. 


                                                   




        We let these bad boys cool off for 5 minutes and we tried it. Let's just say, our whole place smelled like apple pie and this dessert tasted like a mini apple pie. I highly recommend this treat. If you have kids, they will definitely enjoy making and eating this treat. If you try this recipe, take pictures and tag me on instagram @Elizabethjacasblogs. I would love to see them.

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas