Planning Fallacy and Optimism Bias: It Happens to All of Us

The planning fallacy refers to a prediction phenomenon, all too familiar to many, wherein people underestimate the time it will take to complete a future task, despite knowledge that previous tasks have generally taken longer than planned. ~ Science Direct The ​optimism bias is essentially a mistaken belief that our chances of experiencing negative events are lower and … Continue reading Planning Fallacy and Optimism Bias: It Happens to All of Us

Procrastination Clutter is the WORST

Have you ever wanted to declutter but felt overwhelmed?  Didn’t know where to begin?  Can’t remember when that pile of magazines started?   If that sounds a little bit like your space, then you might be suffering from procrastination clutter.  Procrastination clutter is a mix of putting something off intentionally or habitually and clutter.  It is … Continue reading Procrastination Clutter is the WORST

Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party

Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on.  Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore.  It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using.  Anyone else remember these?  My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party

Week 2 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Why isn’t This Recyclable?

How’s the low waste May Challenge going?  I’m frustrated.  Honestly I’m really frustrated because so much of what I thought was recyclable isn’t recyclable.  Plastic #5 isn’t readily recyclable nationwide and yet IT’S EVERYWHERE!  Yogurt containers and lids, plastic meal prep containers and lids, and probably so much more.  My only option to recycle plastic … Continue reading Week 2 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Why isn’t This Recyclable?

Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?

Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?