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Self

It took me a minute to figure out what to call this category because it encompasses SO much, but I kept coming back to the ideas of all things “SELF” and how to become a better version of yourself. And I don’t mean changing or becoming something different, but instead honing in on your natural talents and become the best version of who you already are! Find articles about self-improvement, self-love, self-care, adulting, tips for success, motivation, productivity, and more!

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6 Financial Goals to Set Before Turning 30

Talking about money is like #adulting to the max if you ask me and sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m old enough to even be thinking about and planning for my financial future. But as I get closer and closer to turning 30 (ahhh!), it’s kinda forced me to take a look at my life and gauge where I’m at. I want to make sure I’m setting myself…

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4 Benefits of Waking Up Slowly and How to Actually Do It

I’m not sure if it’s all the travel I’ve been doing this summer or maybe I’ve been trying to do too much in general, but I’ve been waking up so darn tired lately. It’s like I’ll go to bed and get a full eight hours of sleep (or more!) and still wake up wanting to hit snooze three times. Anyone else ever find themselves in this kind of a funk?…

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How to Detox Your Life: Scheduling + Routine

Hey friends! Today’s How to Detox Your Life installment is the fourth and final one and is all about detoxing your schedule and routine. I’ve written a lot about priorities and building a routine on BTD, so you probably already know this is a topic I’m really passionate about. I guess I saved the best for last (at least for me LOL). If you missed the first three you can…

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How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

Hi friends! I’m back today with thoughts on people pleasing and how to go about breaking the pattern of always wanting to bend over backward for everyone. As a fellow people pleaser, I know this is much easier said than done, which is why I wanted to write a post about it. Here’s the thing, being a people pleaser isn’t a bad thing, in fact, I think it means you…

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How to Detox Your Life: Work

Time for installment number three of four in my How to Detox Your Life mini-series. Have the other posts on home and self-care been helpful for y’all? I really hope so! They’ve honestly been helpful to me just writing them out and visualizing what I need to do to clean up my own life a bit. But anyway, today is all about work. I’ve talked about finding work/life balance on the…

Home

How to Detox Your Life: Home

I hope y’all are loving my new mini-series “How to Detox Your Life”! In the first post, I covered everything self-care and called out all the skincare products I’m loving right now. But for today, we’re switching gears and I’m diving into detoxing your home! When I came home from Portugal (I know I keep mentioning that in these posts, but it’s when I realized I needed to detox my…

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How to Detox Your Life Series: Self-Care

After getting back from my Portugal trip (which was SO amazing BTW), I desperately felt like my whole life needed a detox. Like suddenly my mind was just filled with all the things I wanted to clean out, organize and get rid of. And I don’t just mean my closet and rooms in my house – I wanted to detox my entire life. Which is why today I’m sharing the…

Lifestyle

15 Self-Care Strategies for Better Work/Life Balance

At the end of the year, I wrote a post about how to find balance when you’re busy and then another post in January about how my life was incredibly unbalanced and my journey to figuring out why. After publishing both of those, I realized how important it was to talk about balance on BTD. It goes back to one of the basic reasons I share my life on this…

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4 Ways to be More Consistent With Your Routine

Hey y’all! I’m back today with another post on routines. I’ll probably find ways to keep talking about routines for forever because I think they’re super useful to add structure to your day. Plus, they seem to be going over really well with you guys, which is great. As long as y’all are still getting something out of these posts, I’m very happy to keep sharing my thoughts slash ideas…

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7 Everyday Habits That Drain Your Energy

I’ve honestly been itching to put this post together because it’s kind of something I’ve really been working on personally (one of many…). I feel like I spend so much time and energy every day on things that, ultimately, are a complete waste of time and energy. From tasky type of things to more emotional reactions and feelings. Some days I’m able to see when I’m doing these energy sucking…

Lifestyle

How to (Actually) be Motivated to Make Healthy Choices

Hi friends! I’m diving into health and wellness with today’s post and I hope it’s something y’all are interested in talking about. I think it’s a topic so many of us struggle with on a daily basis, so why not break it down like everything else? I’m not a health guru by any means, but I think we can all offer encouragement and what we’ve learned from our own personal…

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4 Time Management Mistakes That Cause Stress & Clutter

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about productivity, time management, or really anything in that category, but this is a post I’ve had lined up for a while. If you’ve noticed, I’ve been trying to “theme” BTD topics each month so that I’m not throwing my 894992384 ideas or thoughts your way all the time. Brighton Brain is REAL but that doesn’t mean I have to get y’all caught…

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15 Productive Things To Do on a Sunday

I hope y’all have been following along and loving the ‘Productive Sunday Things’ I’ve been sharing on Instagram over the past few weeks. I realize that so much of the time I share on the blog but forget to share me actually living out what I’m talking about, so yeah, that’s been fun! I’ve started using Sundays in such a more productive way and they’re definitely my fave day of…

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How to Make Time for Your Priorities (and Prioritize Them!)

If you’ve been following along, I’ve been writing about priorities over the past few weeks. I know I know, it doesn’t sound too exciting, but you guys, I promise it is more exciting and relevant than it may at first seem! Just bare with me, okay?! I am SO SO passionate about this stuff because applying these things has changed my life! Let’s review if you’re just jumping in. First,…

Motivation

7 Tips for When You Need Motivation

Y’all seem to really be loving my motivational posts (like this one and this one) so I want to keep that train rolling. Plus it’s the start of the year, so who doesn’t love a good motivational post? The truth is, I actually really like writing posts on this topic because they’re helpful for me, too. Sometimes I need my own advice, know what I mean? I think the tips…

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How To Define Your Priorities & Why You Should Care

Before you jump into today’s post, I want to stop y’all and make sure you read this post of mine from last week. While you could read today’s post and still gather something from it (hopefully!), that first post really sets this up – or at least that’s how I intended this whole priorities chat to go. I always like to tell the whole story of something instead of just…

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What Likable People Have in Common

Do you ever wonder what others think about you? Not in the comparison or I need to be perfect kind of way, but more the self-improvement kind of way. Like, you want to make sure you’re being a good friend, but it can be kind of awkward to out of nowhere ask one of your girlfriends, “Hey, am I a good friend?” Plus, if your friend has feedback, all the…

#BrightonBrain

My Life Was Incredibly Unbalanced and I Couldn’t Figure Out Why

I had another blog post scheduled in my editorial calendar for today. It’s titled “Why You Need to Know What Your Priorities Are & How To Figure it Out.” I’m still going to publish it, but I wanted to write a less formal, more personal #brightonbrain type post to walk you through HOW we got here – to me wanting to write a post on priorities. About a year ago,…