By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor
A weekly curation of links from around the web that I love and think you will too. You’ll find manners and etiquette resources along with other helpful, interesting, and inspiring posts to delight and inform. Enjoy!
- Does your to-do list seem to overwhelm you some days? With all our fancy apps, shouldn’t managing our time get easier instead of harder? What if there were an extremely simple, three-step, 100-year-old, proven technique we could use? This uncomplicated method was working when we couldn’t text someone for an instant answer. Yet still, people managed to build the first great skyscrapers, invent the automobile, and even design the zipper (in 1913). A lot got done using this method, so there must be something to it.
- I’ve started an exercise program. I can’t say it’s a new one because it’s my first ever. In middle-school gym class, exercise and I came to the mutual agreement that we don’t bring out the best in each other. We decided it would be best for us to keep our distance. However, the lady on the infomercial made her workout look so easy that I KNEW I could do this one. Wrong! So far, when she goes right, I go left. I stumble. I fall down. I’m doing something incorrectly, because my back is killing me, and I can’t remember the correct forms without rewatching the introduction DVD over and over. However, this five-minute workout from LiveStrong I can do. I won’t have the body of a Greek goddess from doing it, but stretching out in the morning helps me feel better all day. And for that, I’m pumped! Give it a try!
- Here’s some great news! Millennials are the generation turning back to good manners. It’s Grandma’s etiquette but updated, as it should be, to fit our modern sensibilities. They also want a return to more quiet downtime pursuits. Think less clubbing to 1 A.M. and more knitting in front of the fireplace. Here are some of the manners at the top of the list from this U.K. article.
- Have you ever tried to put words to the feelings you have about your children growing up? What about you growing older each year? Whether it’s our little ones turning from kids to teens or from teens to adults, or it is about us turning the page on a new decade with our next birthday, there’s a sweetness and a bittersweetness to it all. If, like me, you think about what lies ahead, you’ll enjoy these beautiful and thought-provoking words of Emily P. Freeman.
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