Organization

How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

I’m not much of a morning person. Usually, I have a hard time just getting out of bed in the morning. This means I’m pretty slow at getting ready but also often end up sleeping longer than I should in the mornings. So I’ve learned a few ways to speed up my morning routine while… Continue reading How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Lifestyle & Mindset

Finding Balance in Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t a cookie cutter type of lifestyle, nor should it be. It’s different for every person who practices this approach to life. While I often give some guidelines or ideas about what to get rid of or how to make this lifestyle work for you, the goal isn’t for your version of minimalism to… Continue reading Finding Balance in Minimalism

Lifestyle & Mindset

Take Care of Yourself

When we talk about self-care, we often refer to bubble baths, spa days, or lying in bed all day reading a book. Essentially, we talk about all the little treats we want to give ourselves for surviving the stresses of life. And while these indulgences are nice and can help us decompress, that’s not all… Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

Organization

How to Create a Functional To-Do List

If you’re trying to be organized and get a lot of tasks done, then you likely have a to-do list. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your to-do list.   Write tasks down as they come up. If something comes up that you need to get done, add it to… Continue reading How to Create a Functional To-Do List

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

Mental Decluttering Tips

When it comes to decluttering, we usually focus on our physical space. It’s equally important, though, to worry about keeping a clear mind as well. Here are a few tips to help you avoid feeling like your mind is getting cluttered with junk. Decide which things you care about most. It’s easy to say yes… Continue reading Mental Decluttering Tips

Organization

How to Keep a Clean Living Space

Getting organized isn’t always that difficult. The hard part is making sure everything stays that way. You spend a day or two moving items around and placing them in just the right way. Then when you need to use those items, they don’t get placed back and the system gets ruined. Get rid of items… Continue reading How to Keep a Clean Living Space

Decluttering

How to Avoid Building Up Clutter Again

Have you ever decluttered and then found that just a few months later you need to go through the process again? I’ve written before about how to keep your wardrobe minimal, but that’s not the only area that needs to be maintained in order to avoid new clutter. While some of the wardrobe tips can… Continue reading How to Avoid Building Up Clutter Again

Organization

How to Stay Productive When You’re Not Motivated

Recently, I’ve been having a hard time staying motivated. I just want to stay in bed late and watch TV all day, but obviously I can’t do that. So I thought this might be a good time to talk about how I stay productive even when I’m not feeling all that motivated. So here are… Continue reading How to Stay Productive When You’re Not Motivated

Organization

My Mindset for Time Management

Throughout the decluttering process, I’ve started to be aware of more than just my physical possessions. I’ve also started to put more thought into my what I spend my time doing, watching, and listening to. I’ve already written before about how I’ve made some changes to the way I use my phone in order to… Continue reading My Mindset for Time Management

Organization

4 Ways to Deal with the Midday Slump

If you’re anything like me, you often have a really productive morning only to get about halfway through the day and feel completely wiped out. This tends to be pretty inconvenient because even if I’ve gotten a lot of my work done during the morning, there are always tasks on my to-do list that need… Continue reading 4 Ways to Deal with the Midday Slump

Lifestyle & Mindset

How a Routine Has Helped My Mental Health

I’ve dealt a lot with depression and anxiety in the past. I’ve had quite a few ups and downs, and what I’ve realized is that I always feel more in control and more settled when I have some sort of routine in place. When I talk about a routine I don’t mean that I do… Continue reading How a Routine Has Helped My Mental Health

My Life & Thoughts

Tips for Forming Good Habits

Lately, I’ve been working on forming some better habits. Some are small, and some require more time an energy. Either way, it can be hard to incorporate new habits into daily life, so I thought I might share some tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way to help you in your attempt to… Continue reading Tips for Forming Good Habits

Organization

Tips for Cleaning Your Living Space

Whether you live in a studio apartment or a two-bedroom, alone or with roommates, you’ve probably found that there are a lot of chores that need to get done in order to keep the place looking presentable. If you’re living with roommates, you most likely want to figure out a way to divide up all… Continue reading Tips for Cleaning Your Living Space

Organization

DIY Sunglasses Display

Supplies Needed: Old picture frame Spray paint Pipe Cleaners Hot glue gun Command strips for picture frames Sunglasses The Process: Spray paint the old frame whatever color you would like. I painted mine black. Make sure to completely cover the frame in new paint, and let dry before moving on. Cut the pipe cleaners, if necessary,… Continue reading DIY Sunglasses Display

My Life & Thoughts

And Then I Didn’t Go Back To School

It’s the end of Christmas break. For college students, that means flying or driving or riding back to campus, buying new books, and learning a new schedule. I know the routine. I’ve done it before. But this time, I won’t be joining my friends in a new set of classes. I’ve officially graduated. The weird… Continue reading And Then I Didn’t Go Back To School