Vacation: Because You Might Need It

Bella Breakdown It turns out that United States Citizens are vacation deprived. That’s right, the percentage of Americans who are not using their full vacation days is at an all time high. In 2017, Americans only used 10 of their 14 allotted vacation days on average. It is highly likely that the days used were not even for vacation, but rather for emergency. The reason workers are not using their vacation days is because they feel like they can’t afford a vacation. This is understandable as a majority of individuals salary is going to the cost of living. Better...

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Beating Procrastination

Bella Breakdown I have been a terrible procrastinator for most of my life. I was always down to the wire with school projects, deadlines, and just any sort of chore in general. I can’t tell you how quickly I can make a house look somewhat presentable before guests arrive. My procrastinating ways have caught up with me more than once though. When you put something off long enough, it’s easy to forget it’s even there. Where I once used to be rewarded for my bad procrastinating behavior, which made me overly confident, I now find I suffer the consequences...

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Working Out In A Heatwave

Bella Breakdown It’s the beginning of August and most of the country is in the midst of a heatwave. We don’t want to sacrifice our daily workout routines, but we also don’t want to die of heat stroke. It’s an internal battle daily. There are some really great ways to keep up with your workouts and not suffer from the blistering sun. 1. Opt for a water workout. If you can, do your workouts in the water. Swimming laps is a really great way to exercise. Water aerobics is also something fun, and a great way to switch up...

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn How to Swim

Bella Breakdown I have met a shocking amount of adults that, to this day, do not know how to swim. Sure, they’re comfortable in a shallow pool, and might even be able to put their head under. But, if thrown into the deep end and forced to swim to the other side, well, they’d likely have to be rescued in a very dramatic fashion. Many adults feel as though they have reached the point in their lives where it’s just too late to bother to learn how to swim. And to that I say, “are you crazy!?” It is...

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Do You Need A Vacation?

Bella Breakdown Feeling like you need a vacation as soon as possible? Well here is how you can tell if it is time to head out of town for a few days. You’re super irritable at work. If everything your coworker says makes you want to strangle them, it is probably time to ask for a few days off. It is not healthy for you or the people around you. Taking some time away allows you to refresh and you will come back in a better mood. Your work ethic is extremely lacking. This is a sign that you...

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