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007: Planning for Success

Hello! Welcome to Episode 7 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re piggybacking off of last week’s discussion on work-life balance and diving deep into our day planners. Why use a paper planner? From The New York Times: “Aside from the nostalgia factor, writing by hand forces you to slow down and approach your planning with more mindfulness. Research even suggests that writing things down by hand helps you

006: Work-Life Balance

You need to make yourself a priority. -Megan Hello! Welcome to Episode 6 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of a topic that is tricky for many of us: work-life balance. Why is work-life balance so hard these days? We live in an always-on society. The internet and social media are awesome but they also mean that our work often follows us home. Not

005: The Pumpkining

Hello! Welcome to Episode 5 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re taking a look at the craze that takes over every fall: Pumpkin! “Once you get into fall, as soon as the kids are back in school, all bets are off.” -Megan Why does (almost) everyone love pumpkin? Honestly? Most of it seems to be nostalgia. As an NBC News article titled “Why do we like pumpkin spice

Episode 004: Getting Under Our Skin with Ade Olayinka

Hello! Welcome to Episode 4 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re diving into the topic of Skincare with special guest Ade Olayinka (@adethinks). Where does Ade do most of her research on skincare? Ade spends a lot of time following Gothamista and Caroline Hirons on YouTube. Caroline Hirons has a number of cheat sheets on her website that are also helpful. She also makes use of Google Scholar

Episode 003: Scratching the Surface of Anxiety

Hello! Welcome to Episode 3 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re discussing something that hits close to home for both of us: Anxiety. Facts and Figures We checked out the Anxiety and Depression Association of America for some stats on anxiety: Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the

Episode 002: In The Good Place

Hi friends! Welcome to Episode 2 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re diving into one of our favorite TV shows: The Good Place. Welcome! Everything is…Amazing. We are huge fans of The Good Place because Mike Schur brings his magic ability to create a show you can watch again and again – and still find something new to enjoy. It’s so much more than a just show about

Episode 001: The Enneagram

Hello! Welcome to Episode 1 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we’re diving into the Enneagram. What the heck is the Enneagram? From The Enneagram Institute: “From one point of view, the Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types, with each number on the Enneagram denoting one type. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although

Welcome to I’d Rather Stay In

Hello! Welcome to I’d Rather Stay In, the podcast where we talk about what’s going on in our brains instead of what’s happening outside. We’re Stephie and Megan, your introverted, socially awkward hosts who love Harry Potter, plants, cats, Netflix binging and, of course, staying in. Every week, we’ll dive into a topic we find interesting. We’ll cover everything from “deeper” topics such as the Enneagram and anxiety to more