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!


Things I’m Doing to Feel Good Right Now + Lululemon favorites

There’s no doubt 2020 has brought lots of negativity, but I’ve always been (or tried to be at least) a glass half full kind of girl. I don’t always succeed at it, but lately, I’ve been trying to remind myself of all the GOOD  and everything making me feel happy right now. I really want to spread that positivity to you guys too so I decided to write a little…


How to Deal with Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk is an issue I deal with frequently and I want to put it out there because I think we all can be unnecessarily hard on ourselves every once in a while. I know I write a lot about positivity and self-care, etc. but the truth is, I have some down moments of my own and can find myself in a really negative headspace sometimes. I try really hard…


Why You Need a Self-Care Plan and How to Make One

How often do you prioritize caring for yourself? If you’re like me or most women I know, it’s not often enough. This is why in today’s post I want to address why self-care is important and why you need a self-care plan. I have to actively remember to take care of myself more times than not and have found, like most, self-care is still a struggle for me to prioritize…


What I Do When I Feel Comparison Creeping In

Want to know something I’ve realized in the last few months? That phrase – “comparison is the thief of joy” is 100% accurate. I can be going along with life, happy as can be, and then I come across something on IG that makes me feel like I’m “behind” or “not successful enough”, etc. and just like that, I’m on a downward spiral. And with SO many amazing people sharing…


Why you Need a Bliss List and What’s on Mine

Ever heard of a bliss list? It’s kind of a new concept to me, but I think it makes total sense. Basically, for me at least, the idea is to have a go-to list of things you KNOW will make you happy. This way, when you’re feeling overwhelmed or life is crazy (AKA Covid!), you have some solid ideas on how to “bliss out”. I don’t know about you but…


What I’m Doing To Stay On My Workout Game

Outfit Details : Leggings // Top // Cardigan // Shoes  OK, I feel like I have to kind of say something before diving into this post. I am NOT any kind of personal trainer/fitness influencer LOL. I started sharing my workouts on IG a while ago (even before COVID) because I thought it would be helpful to anyone else who struggles to workout even though they know they should (AKA…


Ways to Be a Better Friend Right Now

Hey, friends! Today’s post is one I’ve been really looking forward to sharing because it’s a topic that has come up in my life a lot lately. I used to like to think that no matter how old I got, I’d never let anything get in the way of my friendships because they’ve always been so important to me. Well, fast-forward to moving to another state, getting married and just…


What I Learned from Saying No This Month

Hey, friends! Most of you probably know by now that I took most of the month of May off from creating my usual amount of content for BTD and scaled WAY back. I’m starting to ease back into my normal groove this month and wanted to take a minute to share with y’all a few things I learned simply by acknowledging my own feelings and saying no. I totally realize…


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…


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…


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…


7 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

Something I’ve been toying with lately is a social media detox. I’ve actually been doing them on accident on the weekends pretty often, and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say it’s been life-changing. It started with taking a trip with #mysteryboy and naturally I was off my phone because we were running around Austin and enjoyin’ life. It didn’t even occur to me until Sunday evening that I hadn’t…


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.…


How to Do a Spa Night With Your Guy

OK friends, I’ve been working on this post for the last week or so and I am so excited to finally share it with y’all! It’s all about how to have a spa night with your guy at home! I mentioned a little while ago on Stories that Duncan and I have been doing some masks together in the evening and y’all were so curious about it! Duncan has been…


How to Fill Your Cup Without Being Your Most Productive Self

One of the trickiest things about this pandemic that I’ve noticed is that we’re all going through this crazy, scary time, yet we’re pretty much expected to live/work like normal. And when I say “expected” I don’t necessarily mean expectations from your boss or partner, but it’s more like a pressure that’s coming from within. Anyone else feeling this way? Emotions are running high and at least for me, it’s been really hard to focus and feel like I can reach max productivity, yet it’s what I still expect from myself and when I can’t do it, I beat myself about it.


Easy At-Home Self-Care Ideas

Hey friends! Today’s post is all about YOU! I think now more than ever we all need a little bit of self-care and things that bring us relaxation and joy so I want to encourage everyone to take some time and dedicate it to doing something nice for yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive, just something small that’s meaningful to you and brings you all the…


What’s Helping Me Work from Home Right Now

I’m not going to lie to y’all, I kinda feel like I need the below tips as much as anyone right now. Focusing on work lately has been SO hard. But, I’ve been working from home for years now and even though I’ve obviously never experienced a pandemic like this, I do go through times when working from home and focusing has been hard, so I thought putting together a…


11 Ideas for Things to Keep You Busy While Stuck at Home

How’s everyone doing? I know these days are starting to feel a bit long knowing there’s nothing to really look forward to outside of being at home. This might be especially true for those of you that aren’t used to working from home, so know that I’m thinking of y’all and trying to brainstorm ways to be helpful during this tricky time. I have some great tips in this post…