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5 things to do on Sunday for a better week

5 things to do on Sunday for a better week

I am sure I am not alone in facing the Sunday scaries on the occasional Sunday. But my guess is some people have the Sunday scaries every Sunday – and it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a few things I do every Sunday to get ready for the week ahead, and I wanted to share with anyone else who gets that anxious feeling in their stomach on Sunday evenings. [Read more: How to come back from vacation…

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How to come back from vacation ready to go

How to come back from vacation ready to go

I am sure I am not the only person who struggles to get back into the swing of things when coming back from vacation – either a short or long trip. We took a quick weekend trip to Nags Head a few weeks ago, and even that Monday morning was tough, even though it was only a few hours both ways! I have a few tried and true strategies for sinking your teeth back into your work and starting your…

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what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

I was so excited when Rachel Hollis’ new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, came out in March! I always listen to these sorts of books on audiobook (I have an Audible subscription and totally recommend it!) and this one was especially good. Rachel Hollis has a great way of speaking and is a very engaging narrator. Plus, I love listening to authors narrate their own books! They tell the story in a completely different way. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate…

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4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

If personal development is high on your priority this list (and good for you!) you may be worried about the cost. If you’re trying to master a skill, grow as a leader or make serious progress towards your goals, it’s time to invest in yourself. That doesn’t have to cost money! There are plenty of ways you can invest in your own personal development at little to no cost. 1. Get a library card. The best way to invest in…

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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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my 2019 resolutions

my 2019 resolutions

I don’t put too much stock into setting specific resolutions anymore, because I think that sets you up for failure, especially if you try to jump into achieving EVERYTHING at once. So, I set a word of 2019 earlier in the month, and now I’m shaping a few goals around that word. My word of 2019, if you missed it, is well. Meaning I want to live well, eat well, feel well – and just get closer to optimal wellness,…

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my word of 2019:

my word of 2019:

I don’t know when the trend moved from setting your New Year’s resolutions to choosing a word for the year ahead, but I am so totally into it. Last year, I chose the words “focus” and “mindful,” and I’ll be up front: I don’t feel like I was particularly focused or mindful in 2018. And that’s OK. A lot of things happened in 2018. It feels like that, anyway. Mainly, I changed jobs twice. (Which, by the way, I do…

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My advice for setting goals in 2019

My advice for setting goals in 2019

This is my favorite time of year, if I have to be honest – it’s time to start thinking about 2019 goals!  Goal setting is one of my favorite things, and I always feel so productive and fresh at the beginning of the year. I don’t think 2019 will be any different – we have so much work to do at my job, and I have a lot of things I want to achieve otherwise.  There are good ways to…

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5 podcasts for women with big dreams

5 podcasts for women with big dreams

I just recently got into podcasts. Specifically, self-development podcasts. And I’m here to round up my choices for the best podcasts for women – specifically, women who want to focus on their personal development and women who have big dreams. Obviously, I am about 10 years behind. I listened the famous ones like Serial and S-Town and Dirty John (all crime-related, yes) and Patrick and I are known to binge a true crime narrative podcast on long trips, but in…

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35 ways to say no

35 ways to say no

If you’re anything like me, you struggle with overcommitting yourself – and even more, you struggle with how to say no when you need to or want to. I love to feel like I’m wanted, and I love to be helpful to other people. Saying no might be one of the hardest things for me, because I never want to turn down an opportunity to help other people. I don’t like to turn down opportunities, period. That leaves me with…

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