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29 things to do this weekend – before you turn on Netflix

29 things to do this weekend – before you turn on Netflix

Staying at home but trying to get more out of your weekend? I’m sharing a list of things that you can accomplish next weekend, before you reach for the remote. Boost that weekend productivity! (Or, hey – turn on Netflix while you do these things.) Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Maximize your weekend productivity First, throw all of the dirty laundry in your house in the washing machine. There’s never enough time in the day to do your…

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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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4 planners I would recommend for school and work

4 planners I would recommend for school and work

I have always loved planners, so I wanted to quickly rate some of the best planners, in my opinion, for work and school. It is that time of year, after all! If I’ve never used a planner, I won’t share my thoughts on it, but I do mention a few planners I want to try at the end of this post. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Planner review: The Day Designer In my personal opinion, this is the…

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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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get better at email

get better at email

If you’re like me (and I think many of you are), emails make up around 75 percent of your communication at work. Want to send better email and be a better emailer in general? I’m sharing my tips. Hey, listen: I’m far from perfect at emailing. I do not always say the right thing, I lose things all the time and I take way too long to answer emails that are important. But I do my best! Only touch it…

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why my to do list is never bigger than six tasks at a time

why my to do list is never bigger than six tasks at a time

I’m always trying to work smarter, not harder, and while I don’t always succeed, I do my best to make sure I am in control of my to do list… and not the other way around. [How to take control of your to do list] A major part of this comes down to one simple rule: I never have more than six tasks on my to do list at one time. Why only six tasks on my to do list?…

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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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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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How to take charge of your to do list

How to take charge of your to do list

If you have been struggling to get as much done this year as you’d hoped, you might need to make a simple change that will make a big difference. Writing better to do lists and approaching your to do list in a different way can make a huge difference. If you feel like your to do list is in charge of your life, it’s time to take charge. Here are a few strategies for better to do lists that have…

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my ideal daily routine (and how to stick to your own)

my ideal daily routine (and how to stick to your own)

I am not big on mornings, but I am big on routines. So, I do have a general daily routine that I like to stick with, even though what happens between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for my day job can totally run the gamut. I’m going to share my ideal daily routine (meaning the way my day goes when everything goes according to plan) and also a few tips for setting and sticking to your own….

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