Kelsi J Ohnson

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Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my husband and our daughter, gazing out on the 66 acres of forest, fruit trees, gardens, ponds, and streams that we feel incredibly lucky to call our own.<p>Just a few years ago, this seemed like an impossible …

Minimalism

4 Habits to Change Your Life by Avoiding Burnout

It's easier to burn out than you think. Here's how you can balance life again.<p>If you feel that you have successfully balanced your work life, family and social and everything that is important to you, stop reading this article.<p>If you continued reading, you're like most people who are often totally …

Work stress is probably ruining your sleep

Having yet another bad day?<p>It’s probably due to a lack of sleep because a stressful work shift had you tossing and turning overnight.<p>A poll of 2,000 …

Sleep

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Less Than Half of Workers Today Think They're Living the American Dream

The American Dream -- whatever that really means -- is something most of us strive to achieve. However, a disappointing number of workers feel they aren't there yet.<p>In a recent CareerBuilder survey, only 47% of adults said they're living the American Dream. Not surprisingly, men are more likely to …

Retirement

Why Grateful People Always Succeed

To begin I’d like to preface with the idea that gratitude is a choice, not a result. I hear all the time that it is so easy to be grateful when you’ve made it to the top. It is easy to be grateful when your career, mission, relationships and finances are all going exceptionally well. Yes, that <i>is</i> …

Happiness

5 Tips to Help Busy Entrepreneurs Stay Healthy and Happy

Five pieces of active advice that could make a big difference in your lifestyle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in 2013, Gallup's Well-Being Index named business owners one of the most health-conscious groups in its survey. But, over the course of 2017, Americans' …

7 Ways To Change Your Morning Routine That Can Drastically Boost Your Mood

It doesn't matter if you leap out of bed with the greatest of ease, or if you need a few hits of the ol' snooze button before you can truly wake up — …

Wellness

11 Surprising Things You Should Never Do Just After You Wake Up

Even though most of us dread that morning alarm clock and struggle to get going in the a.m, it's important to cultivate good morning habits, as they …

The Dutch have the best work-life balance. Here’s why

The Netherlands has overtaken Denmark as the country with the best work-life balance. That is according to the latest OECD Better Life Index, which …

Work-life Balance

How millennials can deprogram themselves from society’s unrealistic demands for perfection

I started my first full-time reporter job four years ago. I accepted the job greedily, wanting to escape freelancing and enter the world of salaries, holidays, and sick pay. For the first time since leaving university, I was about to earn a decent living. I was on the ladder.<p>I was on a probation …

Here's How This Triathlete Nails The Work-Life Balance — And Makes Time For Saying No

We often start the new year full of good intention and ample ambition: to be better, by whatever means that may be. Eating healthy? Cook at home. Get …

Work-life Balance

5 Ways Millennials Are Redefining Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

The blending of work and life has never been more apparent than in today's always-connected and always-on culture.<p>Growing up in a hyper-connected world, where a smart device has never been outside of arm's reach, has forced Millennials to rethink and redefine work-life balance.<p>How Millennials View …

Work-life Balance

Don't Let the 'Urgent' Overtake the 'Important'

The difference between the two is key to proper time management and vital to growing your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, at our consulting firm, we were scheduled to begin strategy work with a new client. But, the night before our session, he emailed …

Forget Work-Life Balance--You Should Strive for 'Work-Is-Life' Instead

For entrepreneurs, work is life and life is work, but if you do it right, you can experience the best of everything.<p>The phrase " work-life balance" is ubiquitous in any dialogue about entrepreneurship. The implication is both clear and inaccurate: One side is positive (life) and one is negative …

Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late

What if instead of trying to cope with or eliminate stress, you learned how to harness its power?<p>It may not always seem like it, but stress is one of the greatest gifts we have. It’s a motivator, a source of strength, and a survival instinct that pushes us beyond what we often perceive as the limit …

The Science Behind Mindfulness and Gratitude and How It Leads to Workplace Success

Mindfulness is all the rage right now and companies including <b>Google</b>, <b>Apple</b>, <b>Facebook</b>, <b>Nike</b>, and <b>Goldman Sachs</b> are all jumping on board. Mindfulness, the …

Mindfulness

From sticking out your tongue to hugging yourself: 10 simple body moves that help improve your mood

Try these moves when you next need a mood boost and it'll help you become more body positive<p>Who knew by moving your body in certain ways you can …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

A Sociologist Shares How to Get Better at Saying 'No'

It can be really hard to say no. Despite my best attempts not to care what other people think of me, I still find myself wanting to be liked.<p><i>by</i><p>, …

How to Get Out of a Rut and Find Your Purpose

My travels around the world and into a rut didn't stop me from refueling my passion<p><i>by</i><p>, Writer, Speaker, Clinician, Interventionist<p><i>For this piece, I</i> …

15 Inspiring Quotes About Living Your Life on Purpose

‘The self is made, not given.’To meet your destiny, you first have to meet your purpose―a boundless, passionate energy that guides you down a path …

6 Quotes to Inspire You to Step Out | Inc.com

Whether it's with your work team, your home team or your community team, step out and make the difference today. Your next step can be the first step toward a new future!<p>Here are six quotes to help inspire you to step out in 2018:<p>Having the world's best idea will do you no good unless you act on …

Success

The single sleep trick to feel rested every day of the week

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a (wo)man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”<p>These words, oft-credited to Benjamin Franklin, have been recited by …

6 Morning Practices to Prevent Stress

Make sure your self-care time is protected.Since he was a child, Rob Dube—a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for nearly two …

Here’s How to Escape Social Media Stress in Just 4 Minutes a Day

Think about all the convenient, time-saving, and fun things you can do on your phone: Shop for stuff, share and edit photos, order dinner, get instant answers to the strange questions that pop into your head at 3am, and umm… phone people. But all that access at our fingertips isn’t all good all the …

The Breathing Techniques for Anxiety That Drew Barrymore and Rachel McAdams Use

In this fast-paced world, anxiety can strike at any moment—even when nothing is causing us direct stress. It’s important to remember that you’re not …

Mindfulness

Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive

Making a habit of running through your top-priority tasks can cut back on wasted time in your workday–even if you can’t accomplish everything.<p>If you have a love-hate relationship with lists of all kinds, you aren’t alone. On one hand, making a list–whether it’s a grocery list or a to-do list–gives …

It’s time for recurring meetings to end

Why are we still doing this to each other?It’s thankfully been a really long time since I’ve been invited to a recurring meeting. But I heard a …