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3 Ways To Get A Clearer Conscience & A Cleaner Closet This Spring

Debora Manusama

Spring is officially HERE. Before getting busy with all the flowers, dresses, and brunches, get your closet clean and your conscience clear with these 3 simple steps! Spring cleaning is on! 

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(Now I Know) Why I Do This

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

People blog for different reasons. Popularity, money, influence, etc. No matter how 'positive' the reason is, we must have been caught up in the vanity of this 'industry'/culture at least once or twice throughout our whole blogging journey. 

I have struggled with it too, wanting to stay true to my cause, while still being influenced by what other bloggers do and how they do it ( I've blogged about this a few times before). 

Some people have blogged so well that they can make money from it, some have made connection with celebrities through blogging, and some have touched so many lives.

My reason was questioned earlier this month, when I received a few judgemental comments regarding my blogging. I had the choice to agree with those accusations, or to know where I stand and just ignore them. 

I then started to ask myself, why do I do this? Am I sure that it's not for vanity? Am I being myself here? 

I looked at my stats and follower count - they are not significantly great numbers. I then looked at what I portray here on the blog and on my social media accounts , am I promoting positivity, love, and truth in a very simple and honest way as I said I wanted to? 

I put my phone down, decided to not care about it all even though it's hard to do. 

A few days later, a reader emailed me, pouring her heart out, saying she needed someone to talk to about family, motherhood, and relationship. I was deeply touched and surprised at how so many young mothers out there are needing a friend, someone they can relate to.

 


Met her for some good talk over ice cream and realized that you know what? 

I think I've found out why I do all this. And I ain't gon' stop.

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and to all of you, thanks for reading all these years, I hope my writings have brought nothing but positivity into your life :) 


The Myth of Multi-tasking

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

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"What are you doing?" -- It is almost impossible to truly answer this question with just one word nowadays. You might be eating, but you could also be reading the news, while listening to iTunes as well as waiting for your friend's reply on whatsapp. You might be on a datenight with your husband, but you're also ten thousand miles away with your friend who's on a vacation in Paris, since you just liked and commented her picture on instagram. And what saddens me the most is, you could be having the most intimate moment with your baby, which is nursing, while stalking other people's facebook to see where they got that cute dress they posted earlier.

With the world at our finger tips, we are sinking in this ocean of an idea that if we can do more than 5 things all at once, why focus on just one?

Every improvement that the technology industry makes is meant to accommodate this new way of life called multi-tasking.

Oh yes, we're getting it all done, all at once. But are they done with an excellent quality, the best way that they could be done?

Are you sure?

Press play and learn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5y2GKk6sOI

I agree with what Propaganda says here in this video. No matter how important those things that you're trying to do all at once are, choose one. Prioritize and do them one at a time.

For multitasking is a myth.

Even if you get one thing done right, the other would eventually slip right through your finger, though it might seem alright at the beginning. Like the quality time that you have with your kid now, that you could never get back. Or the 'downtime' you have with your spouse at night after your baby's asleep, that you could use to talk to each other instead of replying people's comments or chats.

Networking is crucial, especially if you want to strengthen your influence, gain more follower, or get a new job. But again, first things first.

Social Caffeine breaks it down further in the following infographic :

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Oh wow.