3 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Cute robe is a must/ Essential Oils/ the best sleepy tea

Getting a full, good night’s sleep feels like it’s hard to come by these days. More often than not, I find myself waking up and feeling exhausted throughout the day- and I’m definitely not the only one. And unfortunately, I’m guilty of medicating that exhaustion with extra-large iced coffees. Oops ;)
So I’ve been trying to change my routine at night. One of the main reasons we struggle with sleeping well is that we  don’t set ourselves up for success pre-pillow time.

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Experiences, Not Things

Happy Monday babes!

We’re inching closer and closer to spring and summer, even though the weather might not feel like it. I know it definitely hasn’t felt like it to me. My attitude towards summer months has changed since being out of college and in the real world. Obviously, with the exception of a handful of jobs, June/July/August months don’t mean summer break- they just means cranking the AC in the office and trading in your morning cappuccino for an iced coffee.

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That being said, I’ve had a shift in perspective the last few weeks.  I stumbled upon this article that talks about the benefit of spending money on experiences, not things.

It definitely stuck with me. Why save and save and save for things that will never truly satisfy us? Do you really need the newest iPhone (which, let’s be real, isn’t much better than the one you’re scrolling on right now)? Or would you rather spend that money on a road trip with your significant other?

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What will you feed?

And just like that, another year is coming to a close. #bye2016

I’ve always loved these few days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. For me, they’re kind of a slow limbo to be progressively reflective and growing. I like to think about the lessons I’ve learned in the past year, but always from the perspective of trying to implement those lessons and ideas for the upcoming year rather than dwelling in the past.

And of course, making good ol’ resolutions. Which is what I was going to write about in this post- “___ Resolutions I’m making this year.”

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But a friend of mine posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that really inspired me as I was writing today’s post. “What you feed will live; what you starve will die.”

I love this! It really put things into perspective for me. How many times a day do we say “ugh I wish I could do this or that” Or “I wish I didn’t do this or that so much” or “ I wish I was successful in this.” But how often do we do the opposite?

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Shop Til You Drop

If you’re anything like me, chances are you went HAM on Black Friday/Cyber Monday and the few days that followed, checking off things left and right from your shopping list… and felt so accomplished that you haven’t thought about it since.

Well, Christmas is literally next weekend and now it’s time for the “oh crap, what am I getting for ____?!” Yup. Which is why I spent yesterday at the mall/Target like a crazy person (poor Carl). And will continue to do so today.

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Small Space Christmas Decorating

For me, it’s not the Christmas season until I decorate my house/tree/everything I own. I have a whole ritual- my playlist of traditional, old-fashioned Christmas songs, fresh cookies and a large mug of hot cocoa with a heaping pile of marshmallows.

However, being a newly married couple comes with some minor difficulties. Namely, we have a small space to work with. Has that stopped me from spending an inordinate amount of money at Target? Absolutely not. So don’t let it stop you! You can definitely create a homey holiday small space for your apartment or dorm!

 

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JOY Copper Sign/Mug/Pillow/Stocking/Candle/Garland

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