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

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…

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…

Self

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…

Self

How to Deal with Negative Self-Talk

Today’s post is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while, but is kinda heavy so I think I’ve subconsciously been putting it off. 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…

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.…

Beauty

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…

Motivation

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.

Self

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…

Motivation

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…

Motivation

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…

Lifestyle

5 Things That Might Help You Through This Difficult Time

Gosh, such a weird week, right? To be honest, I’ve been confused with exactly how to show up for y’all. Part of me thinks going about things *normally* might serve as a little escape/entertainment from what we’re dealing with. Then the other part of me feels very selfish and just WEIRD producing content about clothing or whatever during a pandemic and when so many people are suffering in serious ways!…

Self

What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

If you’ve been following me on social media or reading BTD for any amount of time then you know I’m someone who gets overwhelmed easily. I tend to overthink and overanalyze, which then leads me to feel, well, overwhelmed. It used to be something I was embarrassed about, especially sharing so much of my life online. Like, why were some things so hard for me when they weren’t for others? But…

Self

How to Do Self Care in the Winter

Outfit Details: Top (wearing size xs) // Pants (wearing size xs) Hey friends! I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I’ve adjusted to Denver not only because moving across the country is a big deal, but because I moved into a whole new climate that has a full-on winter (go here for what to buy when moving to the snow). The answer is I’ve definitely had to…

Motivation

How to Make Journaling a Habit

Hey, friends! Today’s post is all about one of my favorite things – journaling! I mention it A LOT on Instagram and here on BTD, but I realized recently that I’ve never really shared with y’all how to make it a habit. I want to walk through this because journaling is honestly so therapeutic for me. If you’re just getting started, I don’t want it to feel like a “chore”…

Motivation

Ideas to Prepare for a New Year

Holy moly this is my LAST blog post of 2019 – of the decade!! The ending of this year feels so much more meaningful and monumental because of the whole decade thing, don’t you think? I mean, the start of a new year always feels like an opportunity for fresh starts, but I’ve honestly never looked so forward to it. And to get things started on a really positive note,…

Self

30 Things I’ve Learned By 30

Well, I am officially 30!! I want to say it’s hard to believe but TBH, it’s really not. I feel like I’m ready to enter this new decade and kind of use this birthday as the true mark of starting a new chapter in my life. One that will include getting married (ahhhh!!), finally getting to share a home with Duncan and just starting the next phase of my life that…

Self

What I’m Grateful For + A Cooking Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! I’m feeling all the good feels right now as I think about being with family and people I love over the Thanksgiving holiday. I try my best to walk through life every day with a grateful heart, but that’s why I love Thanksgiving so much – to remind us all to stop and take a minute to really think about what we have in life and…