Self

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!

Self

How to Get Better at Not Caring What Others Think

This is actually an article I’ve been wanting to write for a long time – probably years actually. It’s a topic I’ve thought about since middle school, and something I’ve wanted to conquer since forever. I kept pushing off writing it because I didn’t think I was *there* yet, or always felt like I still cared a little bit. and I mean, I do. I think we’d all be lying…

Self

Getting The Right Things Done: Important vs. Urgent

Prioritizing your to-do list (and life) is obviously a personal process, but that doesn’t mean you should start from scratch. There’s a lot to learn from smart people who did great things and got a lot of *ish* done. I basically stalk successful people. Just kidding, but what I mean is that I love learning how they think and how they get things done. It helps me to see the world differently, improve my own processes, and think outside the box.

Motivation

How To Overcome The Pressure To Be Perfect

Y’all already know I’m a Type A perfectionist so writing a blog post about how to deal with perfectionism and the pressure to be perfect is kinda ironic. But then again, I’ve had to learn A LOT so that I can still get stuff done and keep moving forward even though I sometimes feel like things aren’t good enough. So I guess I do actually have a lot to share.…

Beauty

The Power of Learning to Accept a Compliment

Like most women reading this post, I haven’t always been comfortable (slash GOOD) at taking a compliment. I don’t know if it’s part of being female, or if it’s a personality thing, but I suck at accepting nice words face-to-face. Just the other day when leaving an industry event, the sweetest woman came up to me to shed some compliments. She was a reader of BTD (which BTW, is always…

Self

15 Signs You Feel Pressure to Be Perfect

Do you feel pressure to be perfect? I feel like there are those who immediately say YES and then there are those who are like…hmm I’m not sure. Well, the thing is, I think the perfectionism complex is actually holding a lot of us back without us even realizing it. I’ve been totally into this topic lately as I’ve been battling some of these things on my own – figuring out ways to overcome it. In today’s post, I’m sharing 15 signs that identify whether or not the pressure to be perfect is maybe holding you back (or playing mind games with you!).

Self

How to Get Rid of Sunday Night Anxiety

If you’ve never experienced Sunday night anxiety, or The Sunday Scaries as my friends and I call them, you’re lucky. This post probably isn’t for you. But for the rest of us, the struggle is real, right? Three p.m. sets in on a Sunday afternoon and all of a sudden, the relaxing vibes of the weekend disappear almost instantly. You start thinking about the week, all the things you have…

Self

10 Tips To Make Going To Sleep Easier

In an attempt to #adult more, I’ve been testing out practices in the evening to make myself go to sleep easier. I wouldn’t call it a nighttime routine yet – and I kinda change it up daily – but I find these things help SO much in terms of getting in the bedtime mindset. Plus, a successful morning routine actually stems from getting your life together at night slash setting yourself up for success. Whether you’re a night owl looking to get to bed earlier or want more of a chance for a morning routine, I think you’ll like this post! Here are 10 ways to make yourself go to sleep earlier (without medicine or anything like that included).

Self

Why Time Management Is So Important For Success

I’m not going to pretend I’m a pro at managing my time or anything like that… and if you follow me on Insta Story this is probably obvious, but I tend to perform a heck of a lot better when I know the WHY behind things I’m doing. Some intention ya know? So what I share in this post is really going to help you get a handle on why managing your time effectively is important and what you stand to gain from it — at least that’s what learning the WHY has done for me.

 

Lifestyle

How to Spring Clean Your Entire Life

Since I’ve been feeling pretty naturally motivated lately, I’m taking advantage of that energy while looking at multiple aspects of my life when it comes to tidying things up. Sure, my pantry needs love, as does my closet, but what about the other parts of my life? Like relationships, work, family, etc. There’s definitely more I’ve been itching to clean up or dive into other than physically cleaning

Self

How to Actually Learn From the Info We Consume

What I’m writing about today actually has me fired up and I’ve been SUPER excited to share this post. Does that make me a #nerd? Anyways, it’s something I think about often – how much I consume information and don’t necessarily let it sink it. Sure, I’ll learn some stuff, but am I really utilizing that information I just consumed as much as possible? Usually not. Unless I journal hardcore…

Motivation

8 Things That Kill Your Productivity

It seems like the more I try to tackle my days, the busier they get. Why is that? Honestly, productivity is something I struggle with. Not because I don’t love my work or am not passionate about the things I share with y’all, but because #BrightonBrain. The point is, there are TONS of distractions out there and I want to find a way for us all to conquer them! I mean really though, who wouldn’t love to get more done in a day? So. Let’s DO THIS! The sooner we talk about all of these things, the sooner we can start getting stuff done!

Motivation

The Do Something Principle

I’m back with my unofficial book club on BTD today. OK, I don’t actually have a book club, but y’all know I love to read and I’m pretty much always reading something and sharing tidbits on Insta Stories. Y’all seemed to like when I shared what lessons I learned from Tim Ferriss’ book in January, so I wanted to do it again this month. But with a different book slash author.…

Self

4 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time On

One of my goals for the new year is to focus more on how successful people became so successful – and how I can learn from them (and hopefully become more like them). I’ve been reading a lot about how some of my idols like Oprah and Tim Ferriss got successful, and one thing I’m most curious about is how these people get everything done! I’m sure I can’t be…

Self

15 Self-love Solutions For However You’re Feeling

I want to talk more about self-love on BTD because I think it’s SO important, but I also don’t want to make every single post heavy or super lengthy. To start off, I thought it’d be fun to share some mindset shifts or SOLUTIONS in the form of self-love to address however you may be feeling. Just a quick, short read to give you something you may need, without needing to…

Self

8 Ways to Start Enjoying Valentine’s Day (For real!)

Whether I’m single or dating, I still love to use all the hype of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get together with my girlfriends and go all out. Honestly, I’ll take any excuse some for some time with my girls, as everyone is so freaking busy these days. It’s a cheesy holiday (IMO), but at the end of the day, it’s celebrating love – which I’m down with. I…

Self

20 Ways to Make You Feel Like You Have Your Life In Order

Adulting isn't always easy, especially when it comes to feeling like you have your life together. Believe me, I'm literally the worst. But I have LOTS of hope, and I kind of love the mess too. And I love learning IN the mess, you know? One of my resolutions for this new year is to try to make some changes that will result in me feeling like I have more control over my life, like for real. I've realized that it's possible to do this by making some pretty small changes. It's more about consistency and actually FOLLOWING THROUGH. I'm getting better! Here are 15 ways to make you feel like you have your life in order:

Self

Let’s Talk Morning Routines

A few weeks ago, I was really good about sharing pockets of my morning routine on IG Stories. I’ve since stopped because I found that even bringing my phone out during my routine was hindering it, but I did want to write a post and dive into the topic. We’ve all heard how amazing morning routines can be, and I’ve even touched on them on BTD before – but not…

Motivation

5 Books to Motivate You in 2018

Hey y’all! Hope you’re having a good day! With such a positive response to my post about Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week earlier this week, it’s obvious that we have some (book) readers on #TeamBTD! YAY. I seriously love reading and it’s my favorite way to learn and relax. So it makes me happy that y’all do too. I like all kinds of books, but I really find connection with…