Fall Refresh

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When I was in school, I looked at the start of a new school year almost like New Year’s Eve- a time to make new resolutions, re-define my goals and reevaluate everything I do or don’t do.

Now that I’m not in school, I find myself using a shift in seasons to help me hit the reset button. With this week being the start of fall (YAY!) and the weather starting to change, I’ve been taking time to assess where I am and where I want to be.

It’s important to be constantly reevaluating these things. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life- in the work/life balance, relationships, trying to keep up hobbies, having time for yourself, etc- that the goals we were hoping to achieve can become less tangible or become lost altogether. It’s not just a saying that time flies – I still can’t believe we’re heading into the last few months of 2017.

I’ve thrown myself into different projects the last few months without focusing on time management as much and I’ve noticed that a lot of other things have fallen to the wayside as a result. I’ve made less of an effort to make sure that I’m exercising regularly, spent less and less time in prayer and haven’t properly read a book for leisure in months.  And even though I’m starting to reach goals and small milestones in my projects, I feel tired, overwhelmed and stressed a lot of the time because I’m not giving myself “me time.”

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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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