You know that big news I was teasing last week? Well, this is it! WE ARE MOVING. It’s official! Om & The City is taking on a NEW city!
Can you live a healthy life on a budget? This is a question I get asked a lot. The answer is yes. Yes, you can absolutely eat healthy, exercise, and live a full life all while living within your means. I moved to NYC six years ago with a salary of $35,000 and no paid-time-off. I lived in Astoria, Queens with two roommates, paid $850 a month for rent, and commuted into midtown everyday for work. With that said, I ate super clean, practiced yoga regularly, traveled, AND managed to save $10,000 that year.
When I found out Whole Foods Market 365 was coming to my neighborhood, my entire being lit up with JOY. I’ll be the first to admit that a large part of my happiness stems from having access to a healthy and affordable grocery store nearby. When I moved to another part of Brooklyn, I gave up the convenience of my neighborhood Whole Foods, which was a challenge for me. I’m SO happy with the new 365 Market – I love how it is more affordable, and yet I still have access to the brands I love like Kite Hill and Kombrewcha.
By the end of March, I will have flown in and out of 5 different cities in a span of 2 months! That’s the most back-to-back travel I’ve ever done in such a short span of time. While traveling is exciting, it can take a toll on your body if you’re not careful. Especially if you’re flying, you’re more prone to catching a virus since you’re trapped in a metal tube of canned air that’s definitely chilling with germs and bacteria. I’m doing everything I can to stay healthy, so here’s what has been working for me SO FAR!
Introspection and self-reflection… it’s an art, and we all could use more of it. Let me ask you: Does your brain feel cluttered? Do you often feel as though your days are spent trying to keep your head above water? The good news is you’re not alone. However, it’s time to make changes. Being swamped is not something to take pride in. Let’s create space for self-reflection, so we can examine our own internal thoughts and dissect what they mean and how they make us feel.
I’m writing this for myself as much as I am writing this for you guys! Managing your time when you work from home can be quite daunting, and it has been a much-requested blog topic from you guys. Let me preface by saying, I have not yet mastered this art of time-management. But, I’m learning tools to help me get there, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned so far. First of all, being busy and being productive are two completely different things.