• Productivity

    My Minimalist Bullet Journal

    This is now my fourth year using a bullet journal and I love it! Over the years, my style has gone from busy and colorful to simple and classic. I know we, bullet journal enthusiasts, enjoy getting a sneak peek into others' journals, so I've decided to share my minimalist bullet journal with you.

  • Productivity

    How to Organize Your Month with Trello

    Between working full-time, running a business, and studying for my MA (not to mention keeping the house clean and everything else that comes with life), my days are pretty busy. Every day is a balancing act of work, school, business, home, marriage, and friends. Oftentimes, I get so caught up in each day that I forget to think about the week or even the month. Before I know it, an entire month has gone by and many of the things that I had hoped to accomplish that month are left undone. Enter Trello.

  • Personal Growth,  Productivity

    Make Over Your Mornings Review: Lessons and Takeaways

    Make Over Your Mornings is a 14-day course that combines videos, reading, and activities to help you create a morning routine that will set you off on the right foot each day. The course was created to only take about fifteen minutes each day, so you can curl up in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee and go through the course in the quiet of the morning. I went through the course recently (and am now going through it again), and I loved it! So I wanted share some of what I learned, what I loved about the course, and what I didn't love so much.

  • Productivity

    How to Make a Daily To Do List You’ll Actually Complete

    Have you ever created a to do list in the morning only to forget about it by lunchtime? Yeah, me too. A daily to do list is only helpful when we actually complete it, but that's easier said than done. As someone who loves to do lists, I've written a lot of them... and failed to complete many of them. What I've learned, though, is that completing your to do list starts with making your to do list. And there are some things you can do as you create your to do list each day that will help set you up for success.

  • Productivity

    107 Inspirational Productivity Quotes to Kick-Start Your Day

    Sometimes we all need a little motivation in our lives. That's why I put together this list of inspirational productivity quotes. As I was putting together this list, I found myself so inspired by some of these quotes. I actually copied one onto a sticky note and put it on the bulletin board next to my desk at work. I'm also hoping to paint one and hang it up in my home office. Anyways, all that to say that I hope you find this list of quotes as inspirational and motivational as I did!

  • Productivity

    How to Balance Work and School When You’re Just Too Busy

    About three months ago, I started a part-time MA program. So, on top of working full-time, spending time with my husband, mentoring a young girl, and running this blog, I'm also a student. Let's face it, I'm busy. I love my life and everything in it, but sometimes it's hard to balance it all, and I know I'm not the only one doing this. There are so many others out there who are also trying to balance a full-time job with their schoolwork. If that's you, I've decided to share some of the ways that I'm learning to balance work and school, despite being incredibly busy.

  • Productivity

    How to Make Your Commute More Productive

    My commute to work is about 1 hour each way, which means I spend approximately 10 hours each week simply driving to/from work. With that much time being spent in the car I've really needed to rethink how I use that time. I've made it one of my goals for July to start using my commute more productively, so I did a little research. Here are some things you can do to make your commute more productive...

  • Productivity

    9 Tips for Staying Motivated at Work

    Staying motivated at work is definitely a struggle for me. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting at my 9 to 5, feeling completely and utterly unmotivated. Part of this journey, for me, is learning how to swing back from a lack of motivation. I often find myself wanting to be anywhere but work, thinking about other things, or spending precious time scrolling through Pinterest.