When it comes to time-management, I always thought my greatest accomplishment was finding a way to make more time in my day. Lately though, I’ve learned that I’m still working toward my greatest time-management accomplishment.
Time Management

Sometimes, Not Having Enough Time is a Valid Excuse

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”Marilu Henner When it comes to time-management, I always thought my greatest accomplishment was finding a way to make more time… Continue reading Sometimes, Not Having Enough Time is a Valid Excuse

Five years ago, I had more planners, calendars and notebooks than I could handle. Half the time, I didn’t have the calendar I needed with me at a given time when I really needed it (but I had the other 4 I didn’t need!). All that has changed now and my mental health thanks me.
Time Management

I Keep One Product With Me at All Times to Manage My StressI Keep One Product With Me at All Times to Manage My Stress

“Once you have a clear picture of your priorities, that is your values, goals & high leverage activities – organize around them.” ~Stephen Covey Five years ago, I had more planners, calendars and notebooks than I could handle. The wall calendar housed my loved ones' birthdays and my work schedules between multiple jobs, my phone… Continue reading I Keep One Product With Me at All Times to Manage My StressI Keep One Product With Me at All Times to Manage My Stress

Twice in the past year, I have allowed difficult situations to get the better of me. Stress and chaos took over my life, I gave up on meal planning, exercise, and me time . . . it didn’t work out so well.
Relationships, Time Management

5 Reasons to Take Care of Yourself When Life is Too Busy

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, & to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” ~Mandy Hale Twice in the past year, I have allowed difficult situations to get the better of me. Stress and chaos took over my life, I gave up on meal planning, exercise, and me time. The… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Take Care of Yourself When Life is Too Busy

My blog has been through several different names at this point. I went from My Daily Miracle, to Amanda Stray to Healthy Motivated Life. This one is here to stay.
Living the Good Life, Mind, Time Management, Zest for Life

How I Decided to Name My Blog “Healthy Motivated Life”

"There are days that it may not be easy, and there are days that I sleep a little later than usual, but I always make sure I have time to take care of me in the morning." ~Amanda Stray It's been a long journey from “overweight & overworked” to “blogger living my healthiest life ever.”… Continue reading How I Decided to Name My Blog “Healthy Motivated Life”